Kurt Cobain Informative Speech Essay

1990 Words Jan 12th, 2014 8 Pages
“I remember watching Kurt come through and thinking, “God, this music is nuclear,” This is really splitting the atom. They raised the temperature for everybody. Manufactured pop never looked so cold as when that heat was around. Nirvana made everything else look silly.” -Bono of U2 is quoted in Lorraine Ali's, ”Cries From The Heart,” a Newsweek article published on October 28, 2002. Today I would like to tell you the story of my favorite artist Kurt Cobain the lead singer of Nirvana. I'll be covering his early life, his struggle with the fame of his band, and his death.
The story of Kurt Cobain is a story of great talent, hardship and tragedy. But it is a story that needs to be heard and one i think we can all relate to in some way.
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One time Kurt was riding in a limo to play at a gig in Seattle, his friend Amy was in the car with him and she has reported, that he explained to her, that usually they would take a van to gigs and that the limo was not a decision he had made. She says that he made a point of stressing this to her the whole way, that was the last time she saw him. Kurt felt a lot of resentment for his past and the way in which he grew up, not toward his parents, but more aimed at the world and the way that society was constructed. In Television and radio interviews he would often talk about how screwed up the world was. That he didn't see how anybody could possibly consider bringing a child into the world the way it was. Kurt spent most of his life in depression, with the exception of a few years in the early 90's, this is reflected in the music he wrote, but Kurt had reason to feel this way, the life he had was never close to what he wanted. The only thing that kept Kurt going through all the pressure and embarrassment he felt towards fame, was the music he was producing and playing the world over. However his passion was slowly diminishing. All the touring and pressure got to him in the end, Kurt became ill. His mother had suffered with stomach problems in her early 20's and Kurt had began to suffer the same illness. The doctors could not determine what was the cause, they put it down to stress. Kurt tried to…