Uzisuicide said:I disagree somewhat with some opinions here. After Kirk Cobain, rock music DID become a pity party. Songs were about not being able to fit in to society, suicide and self loarhing. Although those types of songs were always part of the genre, they completely saturated it after Cobain. The hair band days of: "Girls, Girls, Girls", "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Nothin' But a Good Time" were replaced by "I Hate Myself and Want To Die."
Weanwhile hip hop and rap videos were showing guys with bling throwing money out of convertables with hookers humping their leg. Rock music is in a rebuilding phase and has been for some time now.
Yes, let's discuss Kurt Cobain. He's the so-called "independent spirit" who had no issue taking money from a major label, kissing up to MTV, and glad-handling corporate magazine writers.
But his hypocrisy runs far deeper than that. Cobain was a self-proclaimed "male feminist," yet he made phone calls threatening to KILL (!!!) female music writer Victoria Clark.
Think about that. Think about the most "sexist" thing most of us have done. I'll bet no one threatened to kill a woman -- and was stupid/arrogant enough to leave the threat on her answering machine.
All of which leads me to a larger point, namely that the posturing of Cobain and his peers turned adolescents off to rock and pushed them toward hip hop. Kids can smell hypocrisy a mile away.
Here is one of many recordings of our beloved musical male feminist. For more, Google Kurt Cobain Victoria Clark (no quotes) and see what happens.