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 Everett True

Montage of Heck | “undercooked and over-thought”

Montage of Heck | “undercooked and over-thought”

By Alexandra Duguid Since the suicide of Kurt Cobain in 1994, he and his band have always been mystified, covered in conspiracy, touted and disparaged. With exciting new footage, audio and illustrations of and created by Cobain, film maker Brett Morgen’s Montage Of Heck promised a demystifying of the Great Cobain Myth. The film explores […]

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The return of Everett True | 150. The Vanilla Milkshakes

The return of Everett True | 150. The Vanilla Milkshakes

Here’s how it works. Grab my attention, and I’ll listen. Ten seconds, that’s normally all I need. How to grab my attention? I couldn’t say, and even if I could say I wouldn’t say cos that’d just be dumb and then there would just be some other whole new way of grabbing my attention in […]

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Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs (with actual songs attached)

Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs (with actual songs attached)

I love livenirvana.com sometimes. Many thanks to John George, and also Mattia Cuda, for filling in the blanks. I’ve altered a couple of suggestions to make it work. 1. That one most people know if they know more than one Nirvana song 2. That one that ‘changed the world’ (NOTE: ought to place this lower down […]

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Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs

Kurt Cobain died 21 years ago – so here are 21 of his best songs

1. That one most people know if they know more than one Nirvana song 2. That one that ‘changed the world’ (NOTE: ought to place this lower down the list) 3. Some obscure one from In Utero to show we know our stuff 4. Some even obscurer one from the ‘rarities’ box set to placate the […]

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What I did last night instead of seeing Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play live

What I did last night instead of seeing Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play live

I watched a few episodes from season 3 of The West Wing and thought, not for the first time, this is the cast of Friends moved to the White House. I wondered whether there was even the remotest possibility Stephen and his band could be even a 10th as good as this cover version would indicate – and […]

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What I did tonight instead of seeing Foo Fighters play live

What I did tonight instead of seeing Foo Fighters play live

First, I do not believe a bad live review affects a band’s sales or reputation. Certainly not a band the size of Foo Fighters, able to play Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium (capacity 52, 500). If anything, a bad review helps shore up the fans – they can unite in their condemnation of the idiot fuckhead’s opinion, possibly […]

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In Search of Nirvana: Why Nirvana: The True Story Could Never Be ‘True’

In Search of Nirvana: Why Nirvana: The True Story Could Never Be ‘True’

In my book Nirvana: The True Story (2006), I undertake an autoethnographical approach to biography, attempting to impart an understanding of my chosen subject—the rock band Nirvana—via discussion of my own experiences. On numerous occasions, I veer off into tangential asides, frequently using extensive footnotes to explain obscure musical references. Personal anecdotes are juxtaposed with […]

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Smells like industry manure | 30 terrible versions of Teen Spirit

Smells like industry manure | 30 terrible versions of Teen Spirit

Vote for your least favourite. 1. Olivia Lawson Is she crying? Please God, tell me she isn’t crying. 2. Daniel Johns Once a smug self-congratulatory Chris Martin wannabe twathead, always a smug self-congratulatory Chris Martin wannabe twathead. 3. Miley Cyrus She rocks like Courtney Love. 4. Imagine Dragons …because Nirvana always were a crap metal […]

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The return of Everett True | 115. deux furieuses

The return of Everett True | 115. deux furieuses

My theory has always been that mediocre music – when framed correctly – can influence good, or even great music. The group I always cite here is Jesus And Mary Chain, which is somewhat unfair seeing as how they only turned into a self-parody after the second album, which is two more good albums than most manage. […]

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The people have spoken | The greatest band of the grunge era

The people have spoken | The greatest band of the grunge era

Grunge began in 1990 when my previous girlfriend broke my heart by leaving me for some bloke she met on a railway station in Germany. Grunge finished in 1996 when I met the woman who would become my future wife. (In between I went out with a woman who – by being my grunge girlfriend – […]

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