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Kurt Cobain was being known as a genius in the field of arts. Before he died, and even before he became a rock icon, he was an excellent painter. This is where his passion in the arts flourished, making music as his specialization.

Due to this, Kurt Cobain, as a musician and a rock music aficionado, had so many rock bands in mind to admire about. Other than the famous rock bands before his era that influenced him, there were many unpopular bands that he adored, including art rock and some that should had been defined more than as alternative music, since these bands produced more aesthetic depth in overall musicality. If it hadn’t been for his favorite bands, Nirvana’s music wouldn’t be uniquely popular as it had been. So here’s the list of Kurt’s favorite bands he listened to before and during his rock n roll fame:

  • Leadbelly
  • The Vaselines
  • Led Zepellin
  • Black Sabbath
  • Fugazi
  • Violent Femmes
  • Sonic Youth
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Boredoms
  • Sex Pistols
  • Iggy Pop and The Stooges
  • The Clash
  • The Beatles
  • David Bowie
  • Devo
  • The Who
  • Army of Lovers
  • Smithereens
  • The Cure
  • Butthole Surfers
  • Tales of Terror
  • Red Kross
  • Army of Lovers
  • Yola Tengo
  • Teardrops Explode
  • Teenage Fan Club
  • Bad Brains
  • Hank Williams
  • Beat Happening
  • Young Marble Giants
  • The Pixies
  • Pavement
  • Teenage Fan Club
  • Bikini Kill
  • Black Flag
  • Big Black
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Sebadoh
  • Guided By Voices
  • Screaming Trees
  • Wire
  • R.E.M
  • The Breeders
  • Soundgarden
  • Mudhoney
  • White Zombie
  • Scratch Acid
  • Flipper
  • The Minutemen
  • The Melvins
  • Discharge
  • Meat Puppets
  • Shonen Knife
  • Smithereens
  • Television Personalities
  • Talking Heads
  • Blue Cheer
  • Sister Double Happiness
  • Swans
  • Jad Fair
  • Fang

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About the author: Nonoy


A former musician who branched out his interest in creative writing and the World Wide Web.

He writes fiction on his spare time.


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