On the 19th anniversary of his suicide, listen to Kurt Cobain’s isolated vocals on ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
allegedly killed himself 19 years ago today, leaving behind just three studio albums clocking in at under two hours. While his personal woes may remain somewhat of a mystery, his legacy has grown exponentially over the years – despite being dead for a hair under two decades, his net worth is now around $100 million, thanks largely in part to the royalties of his back catalog.
While the video below isn’t necessarily new, it showcases Cobain’s undeniably distinct and raw vocal talent – something that usually gets glossed over by hairstyles and fashion sense when profiles are written about the dead rock star. You also get a sense of just how much the young man pushed himself. At the time of this recording, Kurt was just 24 years old.