Kurt Cobain Biography (біографія Курта Кобейна)
Kurt Donald Cobain was the leader of Nirvana,the multiplatinum gruge
bandthat redefined the soud of the ninetiens.
Cobain was born on the 20th of February 1967 in Hoquaim, a small town
140 kilometres south-west of Seattle.
His mother was a cocktail waitress and his fatherwas an auto mechanic.
Cobain soon moved to nearby Aberdeen, a depressed and dyinglogging town.
Cobain was for for most his childhood a sickly bronchitic child. Matter
were made worse when Cobain’s parent’s divorsed when he was seven and by
his own account Cobain said he never felt loved or secure again. He
became increasingly difficult, anty-socisl and withdrawn after his
parent’s divorce. Cobain also said that his parent’s traumatic split
fueled a lot of the anguish in Nirvana’s music.
After his parent’s divorse Cobain found himself shuttled back and forth
between various relatives and at one stage homeless living under a
When Cobain was eleven he heard and was captivated by the Britain’s Sex
Pistols and after their self-destruction Cobain and friend Krist
Novoselic continued to listen to the wave of British bands including Joy
Division the nihilistic post-punk band that some say Nirvana are
directly and iconoclastic attitude didn’t win many friends in high
school and sometimes earned him beatings from “jocks” Cobain got even
by spray painting “QUEER” on their pick-up trucks. By 1985 Aberdeen was
dead and Cobain’s next stop was Olympia. Cobain fomed and reormed a
series of bands before Nirvana came to be in 1986. Nirvana was an
uneasyaiiiance between Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and eventually
drummer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Grohl.
By 1988 Nirvana were doing shows and had demo tapes going around. In
1989 Nirvana recorded their rough-edged first album Bleach for local
Seattle independent label Sub-Pop.
In Britain Nirvana received a lot of recognition and in 1991 their
contract was bought out by Geffen, they signed to the mega-label, the
first nonmainstream band to do so. Two and a half years after Nirvana’s
first C.D. Bleach was released they realesd Nevermind, a series of
different, crunching, screaming song that along with it’s first single
Smells Like Teem Spirit would propel Nirvana to mainstream stardom.
Smells Like Teen Spirit became Nirvana’s most highly acclaimed and
instantly song. Not many people can decipher it’s exact lyrics but
Cobain used a seductive hookline to hook the listener. Nevermind went on
to sell ten million copies and make a reported $550 million (US) leaving
Nirvana overnight millionaires. Cobain was shoked at the reception of
his highly personal and passionate music repeatendly telling reporters
that none of the bamd ever, ever expected anything like this. It quikly
become obvious that the obsessively sickly and sensitive 24yr old was
not going to cope well with the rock’n’roll lifestyle. “If there was a
rock star 101 course, I’d really have like to take it,” Cobain
Cobain fell into heroin in the early 90’s, he used it as a shield
against the rigorous demands of touring and to stop the pain of stomach
ulcers or an irritated bowel through the touring and pessure Cobain
continued to write his personal acutely focused lyrics. Cobain was
distressed to find out that what he wrote an how it was interpreted
could quit often be miles apart. He was appaled when he found out that
Polly a heavily ironic anti-rate song had been used as background music
in a real gang-rape. He later appealed to fans on the Incesticide liner
note “If any of you don’t like gays or women od blacks, please leave us
the … alone.” It was to no avail, Cobain foundthat as an overnight
millionaire musician control was something he had very little of. Cobain
also warried that his band sold-out, that it was attracting the wrong
kind of fans.
other like Scentless Apprentice detailed the ogonies and strugglesof
Cobain’s eperiences. Nirvana embarked on a supporttour and recorded and
filmed an “unplugged” (acoustic) performance for MTV in November of
1993. Nirvana’s choice to honour bands and people that had influenced
them and Cobain’s passionate and intense vocal especially on “Where Did
You Sleep Last Night?” silenced many of their who had labeled Cobain
talentless. Rumors circulated that the MTV Unplugged compilation would
be Nirvana’s last album and the band were splitting up. Cobain was a gun
fonatic and always had several in his possesion or in various formof
confiscation in the northen winter of 1993-94 Nirvana embarked on an
extesive European tour.
Twenty concerts into the tour Cobain developed throat
problems and their schedule was interrupted while he recovered. While
recovering Cobain flew to Rome to join his wife who was also preparing
to tour with her own band. On March the 4th Cobain was rushed to
hospital in a coma after an unsuccessful suicide bid in which he washed
down about fifty prescription painkillers with champagne.
The suicide bid was officially called an accident and was not even made
known to close friends and associates.
Several days later he returned to Seattle. Cobain’s wife,friends and
managers convinced Cobain, who was still in deep distress to enter a
detox programe in L.A.
According to a missing person’s report filed by his mother Cobain fled
after only a few days of the program. Cobain was cited in the Seattle
area with a shotgun.
Days later on the 5th of April he barricaded himself into the granny
flat behind his mansion, put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the
trigger.on Thursday April the 7th two days aftera medical examiner says
Cobain shot himself and the day before his body was found police say
Courtney Love herself was taken to hospital in L.A. for a drug overdose.
Released on bail, Love checked herself into a rehab centre but left soon
after a friend called her the next day with news of Cobain’s death.
Cobain’s body was founded when an electrician visiting the house to
install a security system went round the back of the house whenno one
answered the front door and peered through windovs. He thought he saw a
mannequin spravled on the floor until he noticed a splotch of blood by
Cobain’s ear. When police broke down the door they found Cobain dead on
the floor, a snotgun still pointed at his chin and on a nearby counter a
suicide notewritten in red ink addressed to Love and the couples then 19
month old daughter Frances Bean.
S. and Australia killed themselves. The mainstream media was lambasted
for it’s lack of respect and uderstanding of youth culture.