This is what I had become accustomed to listening to since that was my only source for music. So I pop in Nirvana’s Nevermind CD since I hadn’t heard it before. From the moment “Smells Like Teen Spirit” started my life changed. I must have played that album 20 times beginning to end that day. There was something about the raw emotion in that album that hooked me. There were no sweet solo’s or technical guitar work that I had been accustomed to listening to with the typical classic rock artists, but Kurt Cobain’s emotion really came through and even at that age I could relate and empathize with it.
A month later I got a guitar for my birthday and I was a musician. I attribute my musical talent and devotion to that album alone. “Drain You” and “Something in the Way” were two of my favourite songs from that CD. Really they were all good and I can still get a chill listening to the whole album, but those two songs really spoke to me. Drain you with its poppy start and then Kurt just starts wailing on the vocals. I still sing along at the top of my lungs to this day. I’m that guy in the car putting on a one man show. Something in the Way seems like it would be a hum drum song, but the emotion really just cuts you and makes you listen. This is one of my favourite albums hands down. Producer Bob Rock may have destroyed Metallica, but he did a great job here.
Long live Kurt Cobain!!!