On the day that marks the 23rd anniversary of his passing – the year that he would turn 50 years of age - we pay tribute to one of the most fearless musicians of his time, Mr Kurt Cobain.
Whilst public opinion of Nirvana’s front-man still polarises from music demi-god through to a complex & troubled young man, there is no denying that Kurt with his signature guitar riffs and poetic lyrics, has left a lasting legacy on generations of musicians that followed.
After all, on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated January 11, 1992, a symbolic changing of the guard took place within the pop world, as Michael Jackson - arguably the most iconic artist of the '80s - was knocked off the top spot by Nirvana. And Nirvana would be then become the band that would go on to define so much about the '90s.
So, in celebration of his life and musical accomplishments, we’ve listed here our 'Top 10 Most Fearless’ Nirvana songs of all time. At Carzoos we say hat’s off to you Kurt … and thank you for the musical gifts you left behind.
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain - February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994
#10. Heart-Shaped Box
Whilst full understanding of what this song is really about remains clouded, there is no denying it, this is one of Nirvana's most successful songs.
Released as the first single from the group's third and final studio album, In Utero, in 1993, the music video alone stole the limelight. In November 1993, it was the number one most played music video on MTV in the US as recorded by Billboard magazine. The video also went on to win two MTV Video Music Awards in 1994, for Best Alternative Video and for Best Art Direction.
In 2011, NME ranked the song's music video at number 22 on it’s of the "100 Greatest Music Videos". That same year, Time magazine ranked "Heart-Shaped Box" at number 10 on its list of "The 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos".