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September 13, 2002
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Kurt Cobain's childhood is home for sale on eBay. "The inspiration for lyrics of many of his songs were derived from life in Montesano during these early teen years." [thanks spotmeter]
posted by mathowie (17 comments total)

 
Too bad the sellers aren't getting $40 mil, although $200k ain't too shabby.
posted by poopy at 1:11 PM on September 13, 2002


Holding out for the bullets . . .
posted by hackly_fracture at 1:15 PM on September 13, 2002


Hmm, it was my understanding that the song Rape Me was about Vanity Fairs article about himself and Courtey Love being unfit heroin addict parents.

Supposedly he sent them a postcard or a letter with the words "youre gonna stink and burn" to the magazine even.
posted by Satapher at 1:15 PM on September 13, 2002


"there is nothing particularly special about the house other then the fact that a former occupant learned most things from the melvins."
posted by the aloha at 1:15 PM on September 13, 2002


Don't be so indie-er than thou, aloha. Jeepers.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:21 PM on September 13, 2002


oh, and that Heavier than Heaven book is shit. Anything that was ok'd by Courtney Love is bunk.

them sonic youth kids didnt much care for the book as well.
posted by Satapher at 1:24 PM on September 13, 2002


Hmm, typo in the headline by none other than our fearless leader.

Anyone know the current going rate for a house this size in Montesano? Is $200,000 a steal or a rip-off?
posted by me3dia at 1:25 PM on September 13, 2002


Apparently it was sold to the current owners for $42,500. Still.....Curt Cobain used to live there! So cool.
posted by poopy at 1:28 PM on September 13, 2002



Well, they'd ask for more, but they couldn't get the smell of teen spirit out.

Ah, Kurt, rip
posted by octobersurprise at 1:28 PM on September 13, 2002


i'm not trying to be flanders, but looking back i did kinda sound like it.

i wanted to get across more that i was looking for more substence about the condition of the actual house on the seller's page.

i stand behind the statement that nirvana is quite derivitive of the melvins and others; also meaning nirvana were still good at what they did.
posted by the aloha at 1:31 PM on September 13, 2002


Hmm, typo in the headline by none other than our fearless leader.

It was a post emailed to me by a new member, which I copy and pasted.
posted by mathowie at 1:32 PM on September 13, 2002


A good webmaster never blames the tools.
posted by yerfatma at 1:35 PM on September 13, 2002


there is nothing particularly special about the house other then the fact that a former occupant learned most things from the melvins.

And here I thought it was the Pixies he was borrowing from.
posted by The God Complex at 2:01 PM on September 13, 2002


Probably really was Curt Cobain, not Kurt. Like that Seinfeld with Jon Voight's Le Baron.
posted by gelatinouscitizen at 3:25 PM on September 13, 2002


Sure, it's Cobain's childhood home, but it's in Montesano. I mean, have any of you guys ever been there?

And one more thing: There's no way Monte's region is Seattle-Tacoma.
posted by emmling at 7:38 PM on September 13, 2002


pixies too, but i typed melvins.
posted by the aloha at 10:08 PM on September 13, 2002


nirvana borrowing from the pixies? erm, hardly. though i'm sure they're fans of each other i can't imagine either citing the other as an influence. both bands found their sound around the same time. they also each put out their best record around 1989, imo. they also both had mr. steve albini twiddling knobs for them during their brief careers (perhaps it's albini's influence on both that is similar). to me, nirvana will alway sound like beat happening, melvins, and the jesus lizard tossed in a blender. this is a good thing. certainly no one had more of an influence over Kurt's live performance than David Yow.
posted by dobbs at 10:09 AM on September 14, 2002


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