Posted in music on November 15, 2012

Kurt Cobains

Via Buzzfeed & Laughing Squid, comes this handwritten list Kurt Cobain made, as published in Journals in 2002. Read the whole thing typed, below...

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Kurt Cobain's favorite albums
1. Iggy and the Stooges, "Raw Power"
2. Pixies, "Surfer Rosa"
3. The Breeders, "Pod"
4. The Vaselines, "Pink EP"
5. The Shaggs, "Philosophy of the World"
6. Fang, "Landshark"
7. MDC, "Millions of Dead Cops"
8. Scratch Acid, "Scratch Acid EP"
9. Saccharine Trust, "Paganicons"
10. Butthole Surfers, "Pee Pee the Sailor" aka "Brown Reason to Live"
11. Black Flag, "My War"
12. Bad Brains, "Rock for Light"
13. Gang of Four, "Entertainment!"
14. Sex Pistols, "Never Mind the Bollocks"
15. The Frogs, "It's Only Right and Natural"
16. PJ Harvey, "Dry"
17. Sonic Youth, "Daydream Nation"
18. The Knack, "Get the Knack"
19. The Saints, "Know Your Product"
20. anything by Kleenex
21. The Raincoats, "The Raincoats"
22. Young Marble Giants, "Colossal Youth"
23. Aerosmith, "Rocks"
24. Various Artists, "What Is It"
25. R.E.M., "Green"
26. Shonen Knife, "Burning Farm"
27. The Slits, "Typical Girls"
28. The Clash, "Combat Rock"
29. The Faith/Void, "Split EP"
30. Rites of Spring, "Rites of Spring"
31. Beat Happening, "Jamboree"
32. Tales of Terror, "Tales of Terror"
33. Leadbelly, "Leadbelly's Last Sessions Vol. 1"
34. Mudhoney, "Superfuzz Bigmuff"
35. Daniel Johnston, "Yip/Jump Music"
36. Flipper, "Generic Flipper"
37. The Beatles, "Meet the Beatles"
38. Half Japanese, "We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love"
39. Butthole Surfers, "Locust Abortion Technician"
40. Black Flag, "Damaged"
41. Fear, "The Record"
42. PiL, "Flowers of Romance"
43. Public Enemy, "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"
44. Marine Girls, "Beach Party"
45. David Bowie, "The Man Who Sold the World"
46. Wipers, "Is This Real?"
47. Wipers, "Youth of America"
48. Wipers, "Over the Edge"
49. Mazzy Star, "She Hangs Brightly"
50. Swans, "Young God"
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Comments (59)

this is very old news

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:07 PM

reporting a 2002 story in 2012 = the aliens can come get us now

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:13 PM

lol @ marine girls

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:13 PM

Kurt Cobain is seapunk

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:24 PM

Olde Tyme News. They should call this "olds" not "news"

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:27 PM

This is older than the average age of the band members in a big-venue Sandy Releif fund group.

Posted by BRBpizza | November 15, 2012 4:30 PM

What about The Knack's top 50 favorite albums?

Posted by KnackFan | November 15, 2012 4:36 PM

For once I agree with all commenters. This is from the Journals but you guys are jumping on the thing cause it's on buzzfeed. OK.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:36 PM

I do not see Vampire Weekend here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:41 PM

Where is Queen "news of the world"?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:46 PM

No Radiohead?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:47 PM

some of you hipster fagolas take note

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:49 PM

BEAT HAPPENING

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:51 PM

Meet The Beatles?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:52 PM

this was published about a decade ago. Why is this suddenly on here?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:54 PM

Besides The Vines' Highly Evolved, what would be on his updated list?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 4:55 PM

guess he never got around to putting up Shotgun by Junior Walker and the All Stars
...i hear its a blast

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:04 PM

Hey Man Nice List

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:12 PM

beat the meatles

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:13 PM

It's such a same that he never lived to see the Black Keys or Death Grips.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:24 PM

no Nicki Minaj? Aww Kurt!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:42 PM

Who are these bands?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:43 PM

"Second Edition" is way better than "Flowers of Romance".

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:46 PM

If I haven't seen it, it's new to me!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 5:58 PM

Death Grips > all of these bands

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 6:04 PM

Kleenex!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 7:09 PM

This shit came out in 1977, geez get with it BV

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 7:30 PM

Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.

Posted by Brandt Hardin | November 15, 2012 7:32 PM

BV really needs a "like" comment option similar to the one on Facebook so I can like "some of you hipster fagolas take note'

Posted by Ron | November 15, 2012 7:44 PM

7:32, your blog sucks no wonder Courtney killed Kurt.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 8:23 PM

Wow! Kurt has Weird Al's debut album on his list at #37. Nice!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 9:14 PM

Nice! I never seen this list b-4. I never hearda kurt cobain, and I never hearda m'self. What's typing?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:31 PM

The Shaggs!!! so rad.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:00 PM

Kurt is such a hipster the Beatles album he likes is Meet The Beatles

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 12:02 AM

....he forgot the first Boston record.

more than a feeling = smells like teen vulva

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 12:29 AM

never heard of any of these bands.

Posted by d | November 16, 2012 1:31 AM

Meet your grandpappy, hipsterz

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:00 AM

this list is not in chronological order. jk that's this article's posting.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:08 AM

Yes a "Like" comment option or "Not" for dumb comments for the real reptile brain comments such as when someone just types "First!".
Then again that might eliminate a lot of comments but it would be funny for some threads.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:30 AM

I like the comments as is. I derive some perverse amusement from anonymous people calling other anonymous people "moron" when there's a better than even chance that they agreed with the "moron's" previous comment in the thread. Also, when a person insists that every comment they dislike is from the same person when they have no godly way of knowing that - and they're clearly too dull-witted to be intuitive - it makes for comedy gold.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:56 AM

So a sub-par musician liked good music. This is newsworthy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 7:40 AM

Dead People Make Best Of Lists For Live Hipsters ... film at 11

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 7:50 AM

Sub-par? Wasnt he on sub-pop?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 7:53 AM

Im surprised Meat Puppets II isn't on here and a
Aerosmith is... RIP

Posted by Oscar from Single Red Cent | November 16, 2012 8:59 AM

Green? Ok I would have said Life's Rich Pagent

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 9:20 AM

Green is the sellout album. Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 9:28 AM

3 Wipers albums - nice.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 10:23 AM

If Kurt was still alive today, do you think that he'd marry Michael Stipe?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 12:41 PM

how the fuck is this "via Buzzfeed"? it's from a book Penguin published ten years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:20 PM

lol Sex Pistols

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:40 PM

I always doubt the sincerity of lists like this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:36 PM

tank you

Posted by alsq3 | November 27, 2012 11:48 AM

Frank Zappa and Kurt Cobain liked The Shaggs more than The Beatles. I guess opinions are like assholes.

Posted by sawpit | February 5, 2013 11:27 PM

BEAT HAPPENING I SECOND THAT

Posted by k | March 9, 2013 9:04 PM

I like most of these albums.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 5, 2013 4:41 PM

28. The Clash. Relevant again - Sound System (Box Set) & Hits Back (Greatest Hits) are available 9/10

Posted by bobby | August 13, 2013 7:17 PM

Whoever typed the up list decided to censor the name of the Swans release.

Posted by anon | March 6, 2014 5:50 PM

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