Kurt Cobain The Fallen Angel by Adeel Salman
Uploaded by eddyslash on Feb 07, 2009
Kurt Cobain- The Fallen Angel
Nirvana is a state of ultimate ecstasy. Kurt Cobain was an agent of this ecstasy. May it be the angst ridden 'Smells like teen spirit' or the defiant 'Come as you are'; all songs of Kurt have that sado-masochistic appeal towards finding the ultimate joy which clearly blares through his raw grunge vocals and edgy guitar riffs. The Post second world war generation, that is more aptly known as the Generation X.
Generation X can technically be defined as the generation following the Baby Boomers who were the result of the second world war. Xers were born between 1965 and 1980. This was the generation that had gone through the freeze of the 70s, the punk invasion of the early 80s and who had no issues in sleeping together before they were married, did not believe in God, were bitter toward the rulers, and had no respect for their parents. This generation turned out to be the masses that thronged Nirvana's concerts and filled his massive fan following.
On April 5, 1994, the lead singer and songwriter of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, silently placed the end barrel of a shotgun into his mouth and pulled the trigger. And so ended the life of so much promise. But why did it have to come to this? Perhaps the reasons will never be known, but there were a few things that haunted Cobain throughout his life that he just couldn't seem to get away from.
Cobain's parents were separated when he was nine years old, and according to friends and family, the divorce that would shortly follow thereafter proved itself to be somewhat of a turning point in the way Cobain viewed himself and others. Up until then, Kurt was a happy child who was full of smiles and who also was ready and willing to forgive anyone who hurt him. But that all changed in 1976.
For the rest of his life, Cobain would never forgive his father, and in time he had a hard time forgetting about his problems.
In 1981, Cobain received his first guitar on his fourteenth birthday. It was no secret that he liked music. He loved the Beatles and would sing a song whenever someone asked him to. He was already showing the signs of a talented youngster who held promise in music and writing. In 1986 Kurt decided to...