NOW never minds Nirvana
“The way we write songs has never been a conscious choice with us. It comes out of laziness. It just happens to be easier to act pissed off and write angry songs than to try to be nice. Hiding behind a bunch of noisy amplifiers and screaming is an easy front.”
– Kurt Cobain
Regardless of how you feel about Nirvana and the whole tackily overblown grunge thing that did more to inspire bad garage bands than great music, there’s no denying Kurt Cobain’s importance. Like a new generation’s John Lennon, our money’s on you still remembering where you were when you heard about his suicide. When it comes to Nirvana, NOW was on board long before 91’s Nevermind. From music writer Tim Perlich being asked by bassist Krist Novoselic if the band could crash on his couch (Kurt was too shy) and bonding over Twin Peaks episodes to dodging beer bottles at their infamous Lee’s Palace performance, we’ve been down with the tragic heroes of the Seattle grunge scene through the rise and fall of plaid flannel as uniform.