Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain

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“The movements which work revolutions in the world are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant’s heart on the hillside.”

-James Joyce, Ulysses

Not since Elvis Presley has there been a rock star so singularly responsible for kick starting an entire era – not just the music, but film, fashion, the whole atmosphere of the time. This has not been sufficiently recognized. Everyone I talk to points to Kurt Cobain as the person who initiated the 90s, the last era in which a mass movement of independent artists thrived and were central to the culture.

 

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