90s

Graham has obsessions. At the moment it’s American hardcore. They last from six to eight months, and it’s very hard for him to see anything else.

Damon Albarn

We were young, good looking and in the best band in the world.

Damon Albarn

Well, whatever.

Damon Albarn, Blur

I used to punch Alex a lot. He used to say really annoying things. I think he liked being punched.

Damon Albarn, Blur

When I hear the term Right wing I think of Hitler and Satan and Civil War.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Birds… scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Punk Rock (while still sacred to some) is, to me, dead and gone. We just wanted to pay tribute to something that helped us to feel as though we had crawled out of the dung heap of conformity.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

I would like to think there’s some purity in us, yeah. Naive – y’know, purposely naive.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Music comes first; lyrics are secondary. Most of my lyrics are contradictions. I’ll write a few sincere lines, and then I’ll have to make fun of [them]. I don’t like to make it too obvious, because if it is too obvious, it gets really stale. You shouldn’t be in people’s faces 100% all the time. We don’t mean to be really cryptic or mysterious, but I just think that lyrics that are different and weird and spacey paint a nice picture. It’s just the way I like art.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Same thing happened in the punk movement in the late 70’s…a punk band would start, play one gig, and get signed to a major label right away, ’cause it [was] a trend. That just shows there are a lot of old school dinosaurs in the record industry who need to be weeded out.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

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