It's Better To Burn Out…
Some of them are sad, some are filled with bliss.
Some are private, some are very, very public.
Some are quiet, some are very, very noisy.
The "Monsters of Spex"-festival at the Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, 8/24/1991, was one of those moments in my life.
Because there was this band that arrived too late for their allocated time-slot in the early afternoon and got squeezed in between Sonic Youth, Bob Mould (doing an acoustic set) and Dinosaur Jr.
Most of the folks at the festival (including me) had never heard of them before, but we all somehow knew, we were experiencing something very, very big.
Oh, name of the band? Nirvana.
13 years ago today, on April, 5th 1994 Kurt Cobain shot himself.
(Needless to say, I never returned my ticket for their show at the Sporthalle, Cologne on 4/14/1994…)
To commemorate one of the greatest musicians ever to walk this planet, here's a couple of cover versions of Nirvana's break-through song:
If you happen to have another version of this song, feel free to send it in and I'll include it in this list.