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Revolutionary Debris: Kurt Cobain

Eric Weisbard, Spin, June 1994

I STILL PREFER to believe that Kurt Cobain's life was saved by rock'n'roll. I picture him wearing his favorite T-shirt, the one with the image from Daniel Johnston's Hi, How Are You on it, or covering any one of the three different Vaselines songs Nirvana performed, or hard at work on the liner notes to a Raincoats reissue his own success prompted, or bringing Curt and Chris Kirkwood onstage during the MTV Unplugged gig to play two songs from Meat Puppets II. He seemed to best love punks who sang from the provincial recesses of rock's domain, for self-comfort more than confrontation. And he never left his touchstones obscure, clueing in other young isolates in need of a personal shield of sound.

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