Most of us go through that phase where are parents are kind of dorky and geeky no matter who they are. I mean, if Joan Collins was my mother, I probably wouldn’t like Dynasty and I wouldn’t think she’s that glamorous. What am I saying? That is a one hundred percent lie and I should punch my fingers for even typing those words. I’d still worship her and would probably purposefully piss her off just so she could slap me down Alexis-style.
But the 22-year-old spawn of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love doesn’t feel that way about Nirvana. While talking to David Fricke of Rolling Stone (which she used to intern for) about Montage of Heck, the HBO documentary about the life of Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain said that grunge doesn’t really do it for her ears and so she’s not really a Nirvana fan. Frances named a few bands she’s into and no, she didn’t make Kurt Cobain’s ashes turn to stone by saying she likes One Direction or some shit.
“I don’t really like Nirvana that much [grins]. Sorry, promotional people, Universal. I’m more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre [laughs]. The grunge scene is not what I’m interested in. But “Territorial Pissings” [on Nevermind] is a fucking great song. And “Dumb” [on In Utero] – I cry every time I hear that song. It’s a stripped-down version of Kurt’s perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation.”
David Fricke asked Frances Bean if she felt awkward during her teenage years because she wasn’t really into her dad’s music and she said she would’ve felt awkward if she did have Nirvana posters on her wall.
No. I would have felt more awkward if I’d been a fan. I was around 15 when I realized he was inescapable. Even if I was in a car and had the radio on, there’s my dad. He’s larger than life. and our culture is obsessed with dead musicians. We love to put them on a pedestal. If Kurt had just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible . . . But he wasn’t. He inspired people to put him on a pedestal, to become St. Kurt. He became even bigger after he died than he was when he was alive. You don’t think it could have gotten any bigger. But it did.
Makes complete sense to me, but back to Oasis… Now Frances Bean has gone and done it! Liam Gallagher’s swollen, pus-filled, throbbing ego is already the size of Cisco Adler’s nutsack and it’s going to grow at least five hundred times its size when he finds out that Kurt Cobain’s daughter likes Oasis more than Nirvana. According to this extremely accurate (I’m sure) Yahoo! Answer, if the planet’s land was divided up equally among every living human, we’d each get around 6 acres. But since Liam Gallagher’s ego will soon take up half of the planet, we’d be lucky to get 3 acres each. Thanks, Frances Bean!