Thursday, July 19, 2007

For twenty bucks, you can ride Kurt's corpse

The ongoing commercialisation of the Nirvana back catalogue reaches a new low this autumn: A Very Special Cold Case, where the soundtrack will be Nirvana, Nirvana, nothing but Nirvana.

Leaving aside the dubious taste of using Cobain's music on a programme about a made-up grisly end, this next step on turning Nirvana into just another oldies band shows a process which has, probably, gone a little too far now. We imagine that whatever integrity Cobain hoped to preserve through his misjudged suicide is now so dissipated that Fox could announce a screwball comedy based on his life with Courtney and even people who felt uneasy would be able to quite remember why.

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