For any Nirvana fan, a lot of tributes will have been popping up on your news feed recently relating to Kurt Cobain’s birthday. You know the one’s, girl with a half tuned guitar putting on their best Seattle accent, doing a three chord rendition of ‘Drain You’ and making the whole ordeal an attack on nearly all sensory feeling you can muster.
The whole point of Nirvana at their core was they were big, fast and loud. Pull away these 3 elements and what you get is watered down tripe. When I first was going to write this piece, I thought I’d end up just having a rant. But then I came across something that gave me a little faith in the world again.
For any drummers who also have a keen interest in YouTube clips, the name Kye Smith may be familiar, for others here’s the deal. Kye is an Australian drummer, who is a seriously talented individual. He makes video’s of himself chronologically drumming a band’s back catalog in 5 minutes, you can see where this is going. After the stream of nonsense I went through the last few days this blew me away. Make sure to check out the full video and all his others on YouTube and subscribe;
And check out his website ; kyesmith.com