April 5, 2019 | by Jocelyn Hoppa
Today marks 25 years after Kurt Cobain’s death. A quarter of a decade.
With all the revisionist history happening around grunge these days, you’d think Nirvana was fucking Coldplay. Which sorta gets my goat. I’ve generally kept my yap shut about it, but obviously we’re kinda pro-Nirvana over here at NO RECESS! — the chorus from “School” that got scratched into the soul at an impressionable young age.
But today is also Friday, a day we’re going to start posting songs that shred. And so, I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than Nirvana’s 1991 performance of “Endless, Nameless” at the Paramount.
So much noise, screaming, and moaning "mother." There's even some blood on stage. So many aspects of our painful human condition are touched in one song. Sigh man, for goddamn sure.
RIP Kurt. You absolutely destroyed guitars, both figuratively and literally.