Smells Like A Gross Exaggeration
But Nirvana's main accomplishment was to make a style of music ---they neither invented nor expanded--- cool. They made it okay again to be lo-fi and aggressive, and they did it in a way The Pixies or Screaming Trees or Mudhoney couldn't. Because Curt Kobain was cool. He had a cool attitude. And, most importantly, he was really good-looking --- something noticeably lacking from some of the aforementioned bands. I mean, Christ, which is Cobain and which is Brad Pitt?
So, I'm sorry, but Cobain doesn't get Lennon or Hendrix status. I will put him in league with Jim Morrison, but then again, that's another guy whose legend is based on looks and personal charisma at least as much, if not more, than the music.___ Gladstone writes for Cracked and others. Go to Wayne Gladstone Lives in Maine to see all his published stuff, links to his other worthless endeavors, and his full name and state of residence.