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Old 12-16-2010, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got into Genesis 'cause I'd read that one of my fav Paul McCartney songs of recent years was ripped off from an early Genesis song. I went to y/t to listen and loved it so I thought I'd check out the album...
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I got into Meat Puppets because of Nirvana's covers, even though I now dislike Nirvana, I still love Meat Puppets.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only band I really remember how I got into (or is worth telling) is The Mars Volta.
On last.fm some fourteen-year-old with an explicit loli avatar left me about four paragraphs about my taste in prog and recommended that I checked out TMV (he even went in depth about their albums). Normally I don't take recommendations from random last.fm fanboys, but this was so ridiculous that I had to at least listen to a song.
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Nirvana > All their influences beside the Pixies

As per the thread, I got into Punch (a female fronted thrashcore band) after betting a friend of mine I could find a female vocalist that was more "hardcore" than that overrated FlyLeaf lead singer. Now they're one of my favorite bands. And I don't even know much at all about their genre.
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Nirvana > All their influences beside the Pixies
Nirvana are definetly not as good as Wipers.
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I don't know. They were a good punk band. They even transcended the punk rock of the time... but there's a certain charm to Nirvana that I don't pick up on with a lot of other artists. Probably just personal preference since I much prefer the style of Grunge to Punk Rock.
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I don't know. They were a good punk band. They even transcended the punk rock of the time... but there's a certain charm to Nirvana that I don't pick up on with a lot of other artists. Probably just personal preference since I much prefer the style of Grunge to Punk Rock.
Are you only counting their underground influences? What about Bowie? :O
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I say Nirvana is a better band than Bowie, Sabbath, Zeppelin AND the Melvins combined. No disrespect to any of those artists.
The reason I think Nirvana was so great is because they were such a conglomerate of their influences while taking the music in a completely different aesthetic and social direction that speaks to me personally.
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Nirvana are good.
Nirvana are not better then Mudhoney, Big Black, Green River, or The Jesus Lizard.
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Speaking of Nirvana influence though, anyone check out Scratch Acid? If you like The Jesus Lizard you'll probably like them (David Yow is the vocalist for both).
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