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Musicians Talk About Nirvana’s Influence And Their Favorite Song on Diffuser.FM

Better Than Ezra and The Dandy Warhols talk about Nirvana’s influence and tell us what is their favorite song

Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin

‘Come As You Are’ — there’s just something sonically about the way Kurt’s voice sounds in the first verse when he sings “come.” It’s always given me shivers. You could call it sublime or menacing, but the best description is that it’s just badass. Butch Vig’s production just clicked with the band.

The Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor

I don’t have [a favorite Nirvana song], but I guess ‘Teen Spirit’ sends me the hardest.

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Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin

Nirvana will always make me think of the dramatic shift in music that ‘Nevermind’ brought about in the early ’90s. Some much great music was happening at the time: Pixies, R.E.M., Smiths, etc. Nirvana was the band that took all those influences from the late ’80s and turned it into a movement. Suddenly everyone was listening to and buying the sound of real bands playing music, and that was incredibly inspiring to a band like Better Than Ezra touring around the South in our van. We could actually make it. It was in our and every other band’s grasp.

The Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor

[The music of Nirvana to me means that] mainly a huge chunk of my life that is gone. All sorts of of sadness and longing for someplace I can never go back to are associated with that fuggin guy. That band dominated popular culture for what at the time seemed like a helluva long time — omnipresent while I lived through a lot of changes as a young man. He was exactly the same age as myself. This dirty little humble greatness guy. Sad and angry got huge.

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