Unbelievable Photo Surfaces Of Kurt Cobain As A Baby Driving A Car

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A photo of Kurt Cobain has surfaced, and it will #MeltYourHeart. The photo shows Cobain at 5 months old sitting on his father’s lap driving a car for the first time.

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Read Anthony Carioscia’s latest ‘Kurt’s Favorites’ article below.

Kurt’s favorites is a series where Alternative Nation takes a look back at some of Kurt Cobain’s favorite albums. This will give a better understanding of what helped shape Nirvana and Grunge’s sound. For this fourth entry we are looking at the most acclaimed album by a metal band Kurt loved. This album is called To Mega Therion. If you missed previous parts: here is Part 1 (The Worst Album of All Time), Part 2 (Kurt’s favorite hip hop album), and Part 3 (Kurt’s favorite punk albums). Article edited by Brett Buchanan.

Formed from the ashes of Hellhammer, and lead by vocalist/bassist Tom G Warrior, Celtic Frost is one of the most influential metal bands of all time. Their early work, along with Tom’s material in Hellhammer, served as a prototype for black, death and thrash metal. Their subsequent release would see the band (and genre as a whole) move in a new direction.

Depending on where you live, To Mega Therion is either the band’s first or second album. In Europe, this counts as the debut, but in America it counts as the 2nd album as the first EP, Morbid Tales was released as an album there. The album has a very clear, crisp sound, and feels equally as cold and crushing.

The record starts out with an opening instrumental,”Innocence and Wrath,” which effectively feels like a huge weight being dropped from above.

Next up we have “The Usurper,” which is where the album’s sludgy guitar tone kicks in. This song definitely packs a punch, and is a great riff fest that transitions perfectly from the opening instrumental. This is also the first track on the album to have operatic backing vocals from guest singer Claudia Morki. The next two songs, “Jewel Throne” and “Dawn of Meggido,” are layered with atmospheric doom metal riffs. “Eternal Summer” is full of some of Tom’s best lyrics, as well as hard in-your-face thrash riffing.

Side two starts off with the band’s most well known track, “Circle of Tyrants.” Many bands have covered this track, and the indelible riff is one of their most famous. Claudia also returns to do backing vocals on it. We are then greeted with the monumentally heavy tracks, “(Beyond) the North Winds” and “Fainted Eyes,” before going into the album’s weirdest track, “Tears in a Prophet’s Dreams.” This song is full of experimentation and ambiance, allowing us a sneak peak at the style of the follow up album, Into the Pandemonium. Finally, we come to the epic and evil sounding closer, “Necromantical Dream,” featuring Claudia’s vocals at their best as well as some nice french horn all mixed in with Tom’s sinister vocals, and the band’s characteristic sludgy riffs.

Celtic Frost would continue to be known as a band that never released the same album twice. Into The Pandemonium would expand upon their experimental side, Cold Lake would see Celtic Frost playing glam metal with Vanity/Nemesis being a mix of glam and experimental. After a long hiatus the band would release their final album, Monotheist, which displayed a very dark, brooding, and gothic sounding style of doom which Tom would expand upon in his post-Celtic Frost band, Tryptikon.

Many metal greats have cited Tom G. Warrior and friends as a major influence, including: Goatwhore, Obituary, Anthrax, Eyehategod, Brutal Truth, Gorgoroth, Asphyx, and Napalm Death. While no Celtic Frost albums appear on Kurt Cobain’s top 50 albums list, him and the rest of Nirvana have all mentioned being big fans. Due to Kurt’s open minded taste and distinct writing style, it only makes sense that Celtic Frost would be one of his favorite metal bands.

 

  • Wes C. Addle

    The photo is dated October 1967. Kurt was born on 2/20/67, so he is 8 months old in the photo, not 5 months as the article states.

    • nomad

      so it really isn’t that amazing because an 8 month old is a much better driver than a 5 month old!

  • Jesusswept

    I don’t believe it

  • AIC76

    Can someone please explain to me this whole obsession this site has with the phrase “melt your heart”? I’ve been coming here for years, and I just don’t get it. I’m assuming it is some millennial lingo BS?

    • Corndog

      Ask Brett. The reason that he does it will melt your heart.

      • Trovoid

        It will melt my heart to see Brett melt AIC76’s heart when he tells him why he is obsessed with melting people’s hearts.

        • dakotablue

          get with it, it’s one the catch phrases around here! (caught ya…)

          • AIC76

            Ya’ll just melted my heart with your funny responses! It’s melting all over my floor like a candle! Speaking of candles they melt my heart, especially the fruity scented ones. And that is shocking!😀

          • Trovoid

            You’re not far off when you said “millennial lingo BS.” It’s because most people will only click links through Facebook these days since it has become such a monopoly. The only way to get people interested is through clickbait headlines. The site would be shut down otherwise.

          • Corndog

            I’m pleased to say i don’t use Facebook, Twitter or any of that crap. Never have. I’ve never really gotten the appeal of it all personally.

          • AIC76

            Yeah maybe I’m just too old at 40 to get it? I don’t use any social media platform, basically because it’s all “Hey! Look at me!” As someone who hires people, I can definitely say it has to an extent dumbed down this current generation and made them less reliable (how many times do I walk by a cubicle and see someone on their phone on name-your-platform…get to work!) But for the life of me why would “melt your heart” make you want to click on it? I just see it and shrug my shoulders, and inside say what the f$%^?

          • Corndog

            I know exactly where you’re coming from. It is a bunch of self serving narcissistic nonsense that really doesn’t seem to serve any purpose beyond making people think that the world absolutely must know all the mundane minutia of their lives. It baffles me. I hit the big 40 next year too. Maybe it’s an age thing and we’re just two crotchety old feckers that just don’t get it? Nah. It’s definitely not us:)

            I totally understand why Brett does what he does in order for his site to survive and don’t blame him at all, but i agree with what you said. I don’t understand why the particular term ‘melt your heart’ would make someone want to click on a link. At least the ‘shocking’ one kind of makes sense. More so than melt your heart at least.

          • AIC76

            Welcome to the 40 club! And hey if it is helping Brett and the site great. Like I said i check this site daily and have since the inception. In Brett’s defense too I always found it cool that someone started a grunge site who wasn’t a gen x’r. The youngin has great taste in music.

          • Trovoid

            23 here and I don’t understand any of it. I hate social media

        • Corndog

          Can you imagine if your heart actually did melt? I can’t be certain, but i have a suspicion that it wouldn’t be as pleasant as we’ve been led to believe.

          • Trovoid

            Maybe this isn’t chest congestion I’m experiencing at the moment. Maybe my heart is finally melting.

          • Corndog

            I recommend you seek medical attention immediately.

    • nomad

      You won’t believe the shocking reason that Brett melts hearts on his site. Also, Courtney Love knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried because she used to date him. It’s true. He wrote a song about it. Before he was buried, of course.