20 years ago. 1991. Desert Storm was happening and taught many of the geographically challenged folks in the U.S. where Kuwait was located. Rodney King was hoping we could all just get along. Arnold was thrilling in Terminator 2. The dreaded Soviet Union broke up and the Minnesota Twins won the World Series (the Twins…yep it happened).
Also in 1991, a 3 piece band calling Seattle home would burst onto the scene making flannel, bland oversized sweaters and dirty jeans the official wear of the grunge crowd.
Nirvana – Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would shape music for years to come. 20 years later you’ve got to admit that Nevermind, with it’s iconic cover featuring a baby boy swimming in a pool reaching for the $1 bill on a hook with all his little manhood out there for the world to see (who was that kid anyway?), is still influencing bands today; As Rolling Stone said, Nevermind is everywhere.
If you don’t have it in your collection, you must get it.
So in honor of Kurt, Krist and Dave, this week’s Cube Tunes will highlight track #1, Smells Like Teen Spirit and one of my other favorites, actually a David Bowie song the boys covered during their MTV Unplugged session in New York, The Man Who Sold the World.