Today marks the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Like most of you reading this, Nirvana was a substantial reason for why I love music so much today.
I was channel-surfing at my aunt’s house when it was announced that Kurt’s body had been found, and that moment carried quite a bit of weight throughout my adolescence. If you think it makes you cooler to pretend to retroactively hate on Nirvana, fuck off.
Here’s a Brazilian interview with Kurt Cobain in which he spends the last minute or so enthusiastically talking about one of my favorite bands, Os Mutantes:
Os Mutantes were a psychedelic Brazilian band that were formed during that country’s Tropicalia movement in the late ’60s. Their music was a thorn in the side of Brazil’s stifling political system and has been a treasure sought out by record collectors the world over. David Byrne later helped expose the music to a larger world audience and they have gone on to perform alongside The Flaming Lips, a band that shares more than a few sonic similarities. Here’s a song from the band’s debut album: