“There Is Real Pain”- Joe Rogan Lauds Kurt Cobain and His Band ‘Nirvana’ for Revolutionizing ‘Hair Band Generation’ After 3 Decades of the Singer’s Death

Published 12/04/2023, 7:39 AM EST

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From science to entertainment, Joe Rogan can have an intriguing conversation about any topic known to humans! For years now, the UFC commentator has been delivering fascinating conversations with a wide range of guests on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast.

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In a recent episode, Rogan welcomed standup comedians Kim Congdon and Sara Weinshenk on his podcast. The three had some absorbing conversations about numerous topics. However, one of the most interesting timestamps in the episode arrived when they talked about America’s musical revolution.

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Towards the second half of the episode, Rogan, along with his guests, discussed the musical environment of the 1980s’. Moreover, the 56-year-old shed light on the cultural impact of the songs being made in that era. “Guys wearing makeup, crazy hair. They were wearing tight leather pants. They were superficial songs,” he explained.

Moving forward, Rogan highlighted the paradigm shift that popular rock band Nirvana brought to the table. “And all of sudden Nirvana came along!”. According to the podcast host, Nirvana not only introduced the world to a new sound, but it also had deep cultural implications. “And Nirvana came along and just put a f*cking stomper of the whole hair band generation,” he said.

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Further, he applauded the band’s music with heartfelt praises. “Because Nirvana was so good. “(Many people felt), ‘This makes me think different,’” he added. Founded in 1987, Nirvana, with Kurt Cobain as its lead vocalist, has sold over 75 million records worldwide.

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Going further into the conversation, Weinshenk revealed how she loves to exercise while listening to Nirvana’s music. “I would specifically work out to Nirvana”. Moreover, Joe Rogan commended the band for showcasing a strong emotion of pain in its songs.

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“There is real pain in that music. Some people just have the ability through their music to make you feel different,” he said. According to the JRE host, this unique trait helped the rock band achieve a cult status in music.

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Unfortunately, Nirvana was disbanded shortly after Kurt Cobain’s demise in 1994. Are you also a fan of the memorable rock band? Let us know in the comments.

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Sushant Sharma

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I am a 24-year-old MMA enthusiast and a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. My passion for mixed martial arts has been a significant part of my life for over five years. Having previously trained in boxing, I developed a deep appreciation for combat sports.
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Yeswanth Praveen

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