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i Will Submit This One on 20

i Will Submit This One on 20

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ThipwimonThipwimon Chaloeikrai520132007Assoc. Prof. PanitENG 71120
August 2009
Famous is the Last Thing I Wanted to Be
Blurb: The success of 
was an accident or well-calculated outcome of creative genius by punk rockers who reluctantly hit it big."…With the lights out its less dangerousHere we are now, Entertain usI feel stupid and contagiousHere we are now. Entertain usA mulatto, An albino, A mosquito, My libidoYeah!"This song,
Smells Like Teen Spirit 
, is commonly known as the anthem of X generation, when Nirvana has entered to the world overwhelmed with superficial hair metal and also to theworld of Tipping Point where the unexpected become expected, where sweeping change ismore than possibility - contrary to all prospects - the sureness.Amongst the a short breathe of 
early 90’s, the 80’s was a decade of American music punctuated mainly with big, arena playing ‘hair metal’ bands such as Aerosmith, Guns ‘n’Roses and Motley Crue, the era of polished recording, monster vocals and apparently endless1
Thipwimonguitar solos, grunge erased all these scenes. With the murky sound of music from Seattle, before Nirvana entered to fan’s dialect, they were
known as the ‘Seattle Sound’, Sub Pop.“It wasn’t cool to play pop music as a punk band. And I wanted to mix the two.”~Kurt Cobain, from
 About a Son
.Kurt Donald Cobain, the front man of Nirvana, stated his aim of innovating new kind of music.
It was rock music totally different to the hair metal that dominated most of the decade;it combined the heaviness of metal with 70’s stripped–down- punk deep feelings and soloimprovisations. Grunge had landed already.
 Nirvana was a trailblazer, opening the floodgates for countless rock bands to do whatthey do and look forward to having a fair chance at being accepted commercially. From wordof mouth, from the streets and rises up to the general populace, Nirvana
known as anti-musicindustrial band,
ironically became an overnight dominant genre on radio and music televisionin the United States.When looking at their overnight - success characteristic, creative and revolutionaryshow going against every principle of that rock era possibly causes their tipping point.An anonymous Nirvana’s fan claims that Nirvana was also illustrious while they were playing in a small unknown pub. This band gained the popularity because of its raw artisticand atmospheric sound making the audiences a tad uncomfortable which no band could exudethe emotion like they had succeeded."… I always sensed this really intense sense of fantasy around him, through his musicand really intense sense of atmosphere." Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets band once talkedabout his contagious rapport.2
ThipwimonAnother reason, this special characteristic of Cobain, is his persuasiveness. Hisemotion is infectious as well as his music manner. Some charismatic person can infectaudiences with his emotions. Some of my musician friend accepts that Nirvana’s songundercurrent with angst, depression, and fear emotionally affects him emotionally.A further factor for Nirvana’s popularity is the stickiness hooks. From this reason,once Kurt accepts this fact from
 About a Son.
“I don’t think we’re better than the other bands… We got attention because our songshave hooks, which stick in people’s minds.”While the Nirvana seems no way conventional, the tracks possess catchy hooks that are psychologically pleasing and brain worming. Sometimes these hooks hypnotize the audiencesunder chanting of the haunting lyric repetitions.one more factor is, did Cobain’s death make him more popular? There was questionrising that killing himself in 1994 has pushed him into saint-like status and making himinfallible to the many Nirvana’s fans. Maybe true.“It's better to burn out than fade away
Kurt Cobain.From the Tipping Point, suicide is the private language between members of similar subculture as a way the person conveys information about his difficulties to others. Suicidespeaks for itself as the contagious message; he left doubts and mysterious folklores for thrashing out over and over. Death make people miss him in more passionate and pathos way.It sounds like Cobain also used suicide to saleable himself, setting him afar as god andfreezing the memory of Nirvana’s fans forever.3

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