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Paul Weller blasts Nirvana
Paul Weller has slammed Nirvana as "fing rubbish".
The outspoken 'Changing Man' rocker said he felt the Britpop period of music in Britain in the 90s - when he came back in vogue with his solo albums 'Wild Wood' and 'Stanley Road' - was much better than the movements which came immediately before it.
Blasting Nirvana - who came to a end in 1994 when frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide- Paul, 51, said: "You'd had all that shoegazing b**ks and then the whole Nirvana thing, which I thought was fing rubbish - it was just America catching up with punk rock 20 years too fing late for me, you know.
"So to hear some English guitar music again was really refreshing."
Paul also said he felt he was involved with the Britpop scene - which included bands such as Oasis, Blur, The Charlatans and Suede - more than any other musicians in his career, which at that point spanned over twenty years with The Jam and The Style Council.
He added to NME magazine: "That was the first time ever that I'd felt any kinship with any musicians - even though they were all probably at least ten years younger than me."
The 90s was also the period when Paul started using recreational drugs - but he stopped a few years later when he saw the affect they were having on his friends.
Although he wasn't specific about which drugs he took, referring to them as "gear" he explained: "From '93 or '94 I had a f***ing whale of a time. There was so much gear flying about in the 90s.
"You maybe get a few good years out of it, but then it goes downhill. I could hear a lot of people's careers in music going down the pan after a while as well."Posted on 24 Feb 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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