Is it wrong that I don’t know WHY everyone is so horrified by the Kurt Cobain avatar in Guitar Hero 5? Or rather, more precisely, the fact that you can actually use it like ALL THE OTHER celebrity-rocker avatars in this series – i.e. to perform songs you’d never see them have done in reality?
I both love and am utterly perplexed by the abject DISGUST people are registering at the idea of CGI-Kurt shown performing music that’s somehow “beneath” Nirvana’s mythic heights. Granted, yes, I was never a grunge fan or an especially big appreciator of Nirvana (I’m still actively hoping that by the time it’s been long enough to matter Nirvana will end up being remembered as “Dave Grohl’s first Band”); but even if I were I’d like to think I’d STILL be sick to death at this point of Cobain’s special-status as the “last thing my generation was supposed to take seriously.” Fuck that, at this point.
There are LOTS of dead people CGI’ing their way through the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games, many of whom died more tragically and/or had more actual lasting influence on music than Cobain did. Hendrix has been in GH for what, 2 games now? 3? Johnny Cash is in this one as well, also recently-dead. Hell, there’s TWO dead people out of FOUR in “Beatles: Rock Band,” one of whom was assassinated as opposed to… well, you get the idea. Get over it, already.