I don’t know, haven’t really thought about it. Listening to the ’90s rock bands and really understanding the music, dressing the way that shows your personality and just being yourself and not TRYING to be so ‘grunge’.
“My biggest influence was punk rock for sure. I was weaned on hard rock like Led Zeppelin, Skin Diver, Aerosmith, and especially the Beatles when I was younger. I’d been kind of developing this style of intense, hard, “grungy,” punk-rock-meets-hard-rock for a couple of years before we started this band, and then it really developed when we got together and stared writing the songs.”—Kurt Cobain(1989)
“We’re writing a lot more pop songs, like “About A Girl”—some people might think of that as ‘changing’ into something, but it’s something we’ve always been aware of and are just now starting to express. The stuff we’re listening to now are I guess what are called ‘cutie bands’ in England—Beat Happening, Pixies, Shonen Knife, Young Marble Giants—right now my favorite band is the Vaselines.”—Kurt Cobain(1989)
According to his widow, Courtney Love, Cobain left behind 109 unreleased, recorded songs when he died in 1994. Some are just song fragments, some music “collages”, and about eight are acoustic numbers that Love deems good enough for release. One song, Stinking of You, which he wrote with Love, includes the line “Stinking of you…I don’t care if my life is shattered, it’s my point of view…”