Do you own Nirvana - Nevermind

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by elgecko, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Yes

    118 vote(s)
  2. No

    58 vote(s)
  3. Smells like teen carrots

    9 vote(s)
  1. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA

    Yet another installment in the "Do you own [INSERT ALBUM]?" series.

    Nirvana's Nevermind. Released in September 1991. The harbinger of "Seattle Grunge Rock" that marked the end of "glam rock" and "hair metal".

    I bought it when it first came out. It was kind of hard not to. As soon as it was released, it was blatantly obvious that it marked a major shift in rock music and popular music in general. I disembarked the Grunge Train soon after, focusing my listening on blues, jazz, and classic rock.
  2. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Nope. Never cared for it, and it marked my transition into complete disinterest in rock music.
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  3. REMBO

    REMBO Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2011
    nope....never will either......I just don't enjoy Nirvana....or Seattle Grunge...its cool for those that like it....just not me

    but, i was older when it came out! ....just didn't dig it!

    i was born in 1969
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    This is the first "Do you own [INSERT ALBUM]?" Thread that I own the album.

    and I have 12 gig of music on my phone.
  5. LSquared


    Jul 28, 2009
    SW Illinois USA
    I do own it, but it's not my favorite. But then again, I was over 30 when it was released, so I was a bit past the the whole spirit of the moment.
  6. This was the album that turned me on to music... seriously life changing!
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Yes I do
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Of course I do.

    It's a classic.
  9. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    "This town needs an enema!"

    Being a teenage rock god wannabe in the 80's this album gave me mixed feelings at the time. Back then rock musicians were programmed to:

    1. have long hair
    2. be technically fluent in your instrument
    2b. every song needs a rippin' guitar solo
    3. image is just as or more important than the actual music

    It was a needed change that brought both good and bad.

    I swear my band at the time was the first band to ever cover Teen Spirit! The singer even mumbled improvised lyrics. We played it at the school's prom. Liz Wilde, the Cream Cheese Bitch was supposed to DJ the dance so we only learned a few songs. She didn't show up so we had to play our set twice. I still have my ripped to tatters jeans I wore at that show. And they still fit!
  10. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    Yes own it. My only gripe with this album is the mix is way too slick.
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Love these threads!

    But, no...I own 0 from Nirvana.
  12. Red_Label


    Dec 1, 2013
    MT, USA
    No I don't. And frankly I wouldn't even own it if... ah... Nevermind.
  13. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Interesting - Nevermind seems to be polarizing. For those who 'hate' it could you explain why?

  14. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I agree. Could you imagine if it was done like In Utero?! That wouldve been awesome. But I still love Nevermind. Great album. Its what I came of age to.
  15. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    i think it's possibly the first i can answer yes.

    Bought it a few months after it's release. I was 13. This was honestly the heaviest thing i'd listened to at the time..... Before that the music i listened to featured little distortion. I was into grunge for about a year then moved on and never got back to it really. When i started playing bass 4 years later though i listened to this record again and picked up basslines from it (lounge act is a terrific bassline). My brother was also learning guitar and back then he was big into Nirvana so partly I learned tunes so i could play along with him.

    Anyway, i don't give this record a spin about ever (last time i istned to it through was maybe 15 years back) but it's part of my music history and kinda marked a switch in what i listened to at the time.
  16. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I just wanted to say that I still own my finest wool flannel from the early 90s!

    Just a guess but Nevermind is believed to mark the dividing line between the Baby Boomers and Generation X.
  17. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Huge nirvana fan but this is nowhere near my fav of theirs.
  18. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada

    I've heard it said from many people throughout my lfie that Nirvana ruined music.... It's a ridiculous thing to say. They neither saved or ruined it.

    Personally i can say there's been some records in this series so far that i hate....
  19. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    No, I do not own any Nirvana albums or songs. I don't care for the band.
  20. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I'm a Baby Boomer. I had given up on rock radio. I hated the Hair Metal like no one had ever hated anything. I thought it was silly, and brainless, and devoid of any kind of musical statement at all. Don't get me wrong; I loved the 60's and 70's guitar gods. I just thought 80's guitar gods were wankers.

    The first time I heard "Teen Spirit," I thought it was Cheap Trick, and they had gone back to their roots.

    I loved Nirvana, but I didn't like much of the other grunge.

    Alice in Chains was good; I remember that.

    STP? Left me cold.
    Soundgarden? No thanks.

    But Nirvana?

    It just had an air of AUTHENTICITY to it that I really enjoyed.