How did Kurt Cobain go straight from “Tourette’s” to “Polly” in the Live at Reading concert?



Asked by: Loys Coffield

What technique did Kurt Cobain use?





Use Open Strings



If there was one particular guitar technique Kurt Cobain was the master of it was his usage of open strings – using the notes to either embellish the chord being fretted or, more often than not, clashing against it to intensify their punk rock discord.

How did Kurt Cobain find his voice?

But Cobain went to a vocal coach at least one time that he knows of. “It was funny when we were making the record Nevermind, [Cobain] started blowing out his voice so he went to go see this vocal coach,” Grohl told BBC’s Gregory Porter. “He comes back from this vocal coach.

Is Nevermind about Tobi Vail?

A lot of the songs on Nevermind were written about Kurt’s former girlfriend Tobi Vail. Vail, who was in the Riot Grrl band Bikini Kill, famously inspired the graffiti “Kurt smells like teen spirit” due to the deodorant she used.

How many times did Nirvana play Reading Festival?

The band’s two Reading Festival shows bookended their short lived live career in the UK anyway – a year later, the knowledge of Kurt’s heroin-induced health problems was so widespread he was wheeled onstage in a wheelchair as a joke.

What voice type is Kurt Cobain?





SingersAvenue — Kurt Cobain’s Vocal Profile Vocal Type: Baritenor

Why is Kurt Cobain’s voice raspy?

From what I heard in a live nirvana performance, it appears that Kurt Cobain gets his sound from over closure of the cords, lots of air pressure underneath and a heightened larynx.

What was Kurt Cobains range?

It’s four octaves of range that just barely passes as musically controlled enough for us to consider them countable notes, but that’s really only impressive on paper and much less so when you listen to what those four octaves sound like.

Did Nirvana ever play at Glastonbury?

Nirvana: the greatest band Glasto never had



But Nirvana never played Glasto – maybe they were too loud for the cows? Fortunately they became festival legends at Reading instead, in 1992, when Kurt Cobain came on-stage in a wheelchair and surgical gown to mock rumours that he was ill.

Did Nirvana ever play in the UK?

Bleach club tour



Date City Country
October 23, 1989 Newcastle upon Tyne England
October 24, 1989 Manchester
October 25, 1989 Leeds
October 26, 1989 Reading

When did Dave Grohl join Nirvana?

September 1990

Dave Grohl joined Nirvana in September 1990, shortly before the band signed to Geffen Records and made the big time. Within a year, they’d have released Nevermind and were well on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands in the world.

Why does Nirvana have a smiley face?

“Smiley” depicts the expression that Nirvana fans had on their faces during performances. Cobain used the emblem of The Lusty Lady strip club that was rather popular at his time. The club was located in Seattle, just 100 miles away from his hometown.



Is Dave Grohl deaf?

Grohl, frontman and guitarist for the Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana, described himself as deaf in a recent interview with Howard Stern, the result of years of playing loud music with little or no ear protection.

What song did Dave Grohl write about Kurt Cobain?

Friend of a Friend

Song history



Friend of a Friend” was the first acoustic song Dave Grohl had ever written. The song was written by Grohl in 1990 (and recorded in secret the same year), and it was about his first impressions of new Nirvana bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.

Is Foo Fighters My Hero about Kurt Cobain?

When Grohl performed the track on The Howard Stern Show that the song was “loosely based on Kurt Cobain,” the rocker scrunched up his face and replied: “Errr, it’s kinda more about heroes that are ordinary.” When the shock jock asked if it’s because heroes disappoint you, he clarified: “Not at all.



What Foo Fighters songs are about Kurt Cobain?

Everyone knows Foo Fighters was born from the ashes of Nirvana; however, in Rolling Stone’s cover story with the Foos, Grohl revealed that the band’s 2011 song “Walk” was actually inspired by Kurt Cobain’s death. “It kind of comes from the day after Kurt died,” he explained.