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what if kurt cobain played bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    i heard that cobain can play bass, guitar and some drums. krist novoselic could play some guitar too...

    do you think many kids would be inspired to play bass if it was cobain who was the bassist/singer?
  2. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    I think the bassist angsty-suicide rate would have skyrocketed.

    Also, I think you meant "could" not "can", he's dead now ;)


  3. WHOA When did this happen!!?!?:crying:

  4. i highly doubt it...
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Who cares?

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I am sure some kids would have gotten into bass If Cobain was playing it, He was the idle of what was cool then.
  7. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    People would recognise him as a crappy bassist rather than a crappy guitarist.
  9. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    He would've sucked on bass just as much as he sucked on guitar and would've probably been just as overrated.
  10. Well, Kurt did play some drums too:


    Funny this thread should come up - I've been on a huge Nirvana kick the past few days. I forgot how much I loved this band.
  11. Sounds like he'd be about equal with Sid Vicious in the talent arena haha
  12. Bottom Feeder

    Bottom Feeder encridublee smatr

    Nov 22, 2004
    Huntington Beach, CA
    What if Cobain played bass?

    Used bass for sale.:bag:
  13. Of course, if he played bass, Courtney may not have got a look in for all the competition :D
  14. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Oh yes, those two are equal talentwise :scowl:
  15. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I have a better question. What if Kurt Cobain would have played IN TUNE?:meh:
  16. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium

    I'm sooo sick of all this crap about Kurt Cobain not playing in tune, playing crappy guitar, yelling instead of singing, etc.

    Oh look, Bob Dylan only knows 5 chords, that's why he needs a capo! I guess his music is crap then, too! Is Leonard Cohen a brilliant guitarplayer? Paul Simon? And all the other MUSICIANS who layed their heart and soul into their music despite the fact that they couldn't tell the difference between a D7 and a D7#9 chord, even if their life would have depended on it. He was a SONGWRITER before all things, and it's about time some folk here start acknowledging that. If you so desperately want to slam the guy down because he ment the end of 80's hair and prog rock/metal music, try critising his songs, not his guitarplaying.

    So the answer is; would he have been a bassplayer, his technique and theory would be pretty basic, no doubt, but that wouldn't have stopped him from making great music.

    /rant over
  17. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Inactive

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    too true vorago, too true.
  18. morf

    morf Inactive

    Feb 17, 2006
    my thoughts exactly :D
  19. morf

    morf Inactive

    Feb 17, 2006
    Dont get your panties in a bunch there ;) We all love Kobain's music but its nice to be able to take a cheap shot at a famous rich celibrity when we can you know :D
  20. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I feel ya since one of my favorite guitar players is Stevie Ray Vaughan who had a heck of a time recording with David Bowie and Nile Rodgers since he couldn't read music. I love music and playing from the heart. That being said, I've listened to In Utero and Nevermind all the way through and MHO is and always will be that Cobain was extremely overrated in his songwriting and playing.

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