Posted: Aug 28, 2005 11:07 pm
Nirvana pretty much aped anything they did that could stil be considered cool from Mudhoney, right down to Mark Arm's haircut. The difference is, Cobain took himself really seriously, so they didn't have the good sense of humor.....or good taste, of Mudhoney. The better, weirder Nirvana stuff, like Incesticide, still holds up as good garage/noise stuff. Their Wipers covers were pretty good, too.
One thing people probably forget about (because it seems like they never re-air it) is the first time Nirvana played on SNL. They were obviously completely fucked up, and played the worst version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" ever made. Worse than any 14 year old junior high band who would have been covering it at the time. Then they just broke all their shit. It was almost embarrassing, and I remember my parents being like, "what the fuck is this?". They score some punk points in my book for that.