Sunday, January 17, 2010

Teen Crush: Kurt Cobain

In my earliest teen years, I was into many things, but most of all, I had a love for a Mr. Kurt Cobain and his beautiful music. My room was covered in posters of the group, and as much as I loved all of the guys, Kurt was my number one crush. I remember watching Nirvana: Unplugged in New York and feeling like my 11-year old self was destined to marry him, fuzzy green cardigan and all. To this day whenever I watch these videos and I get a happy little feeling in my belly. Kurt, wherever you are, I love you! :)



I also went through a Jonathan Taylor Thomas phase, a la Bop and Tiger Beat but I moved on quickly from him, into my grungy rocker phase (um, hi Jordan Catalano) which has kinda lasted forever, although Hank isn't very grungy. Regardless, it was quite the jump from my all-American JTT to Kurt! Do you have any "crushes" from when you were younger? Do tell!

56 comments:

  1. I thought for sure I would marry a man named Brian Makenzie just like in Father of the Bride. But like you Tiger Beat always gave us the
    'centerfold poster' of the newest teen hearthrob of the day.
    :)
    fun post!

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  2. My top 3 where kurt <3!! Billy Corgan in the siemese dreams phase (one of my fave cd's ever) and Evan Dando from lemonheads, Jared Leto was also one of my faves, but I love my musicians way more, because they me butterflies with their amazing music, and made the soundtrack to my wild and fun teenage years!

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  3. um, yeah my hubby has kind of the same feelings for Kurt Cobain.
    Not JTT though ... :)

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  4. Natalia- YES to your entire list. I also loved Billy and Evan. Sigh.

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  5. My all-time teen (and pre-teen!) crush was Christian Slater in Heathers.

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  6. Kurt has a great face, but that hair gets to me! I was a weird child and like older actors like John Travolta and Bruce Willis, haha. Although I also did from all those boy band cuties... :)

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  7. back then: Taylor Hanson.

    right now: Jared Leto is win.

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  8. I mentioned my shared love for Kurt Cobain on FB, but my #1 young love was Brad Renfro. I really, truly thought I was going to marry him. I have this creepy scrapbook I made of photos of him from Bop. All these years later, I was so sad when he died. My #2 love, was like you, Jordan Catalano:)

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  9. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25316649

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  10. I can remember buying Tiger Beat and other teen mags to get pics of Christian Slater and Matt Dillon---the bad boys!!

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  11. I'm trying to remember my earliest teen crush and for some reason I CAN'T. How horrible is that!?

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  12. Oh, I went through the grunge stage, all I wore were flannels and Doc Martins! I think that I might be a little older than most of you, but I loved River Phienox and I also had a thing for Kurt, my husband was and still is a big Nirvana fan, he had the hair and even the green sweater, there was something about grungy men!!

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  13. KURT COBAIN was my love. I was so in love. I have his book too now :) He killed himself on my birthday which was soooo devastating for an 8th grader in love :)
    also, eddie furlong

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  14. Joey from "New Kids on the Block"...he turned out quite well I think...

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  15. oh my word, it pains me to admit that i had a major crush on JTT.

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  16. i. love. kurt cobain.

    love him. even though he was a smidge before my time (i was like, ten years old in the late '90s) but as i hit the middle school years i was all about him. and my love affair with grungy guys has lasted, as well (though, like you and hank, my M is the farthest thing from grunge. go figure.)

    anywho, this whole post just made me crack a big, nostalgic smile. thanks!

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  17. I think I went through a few crushes in my teen years. The boy usually reflected who I was (or who I was trying to be) at that point in my life. The standout ones would be Justin Timberlake, Gavin Rossdale, Jared Leto (circa MSCL), and Cal Ripken, haha.

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  18. I was all about Devin Sawa and Max Elliot Slade (He was the middle brother in the 3 Ninja movie.) Oh man.

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  19. Kurt Cobain was my crush as well. I swear every inch of my pink walls were covered with something Nirvana/Kurt. How funny to think of that!

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  20. It's so hilarious to think about crushes I had when I was younger. My first obession that spanned an incredibly long amount of time was Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots. I think Gavin Rossdale followed suit a little while after that. Kurt Cobain was such an amazing and influential person- I still think about him quite a bit. Have you happened to have seen Gus Van Sant's "Last Days?" It's reflective of Kurt's final hours...very great. :)

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  21. hmmm...good question! Jordan Catalona for sure. River Phoenix. I went through a Ben Lee phase too...

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  22. Ha! I love it! Reading everybody's answers brings back some memories!!! I had posters all over my wall. I wish I had pics of that now! You may not remember him or know who he is but I was sooooo in love with Tommy Puett from the show "Life Goes On". He was sooo dreamy to me! He also put out an album that I had. Ha! Oh, the memories! He's not even close to my type now and I have no idea what even happened to him. Maybe I should go google him...

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  23. haha we had the same crushes oh Kurt Cobain there was something about him!

    My So Called Life was the best I would just watch it over and over :D

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  24. haha wow! I totally forgot about my Devin Sawa crush until I read some of the comments!

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  25. Gavin Rossdale... oh yea! Oh and Paul McCartney from the old Beatles movies : )

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  26. i was all about the boys of *NSync.. JT was my fave of course :) my bedroom used to be wallpapered with their posters.

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  27. i remember when i was a young teenager i also had that jtt crush...along with those boyband crushes of nick carter and justin timberlake.

    haha.

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  28. Brandon Boyd of Incubus. <333 lol.

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  29. First, Han Solo, then Nick Rhodes, then Eddie Vedder...still Eddie...

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  30. I loved Kurt Cobain, too...I remember after his death wearing this framed photo of him on a necklace that I made for weeks!

    And I always always loved Andrew McCarthy -- I used to watch his films from the 80s and pretend they were present day

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  31. OMG - the memories that this brings back! I too loved JTT and Devin Sawa back in Jr High school. My locker was covered with posters of them from Tiger Beat! And then Jordan Catalano was so dreamy! I still love My So Called Life and even had to purchase the boxed set recently to relive all the great Angela Chase monologue moments!

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  32. I had the same experience with watching Kurt Cobain unplugged - after watching it I fell in love at 13!

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  33. the teeny-bopper mags always had great pictures of Leo DiCaprio! He, Johnny Depp (I swooned over Benny and Joon more times than I can recall), Bowie, Kurt and Eddie Vedder were the mens who made many a guest star appearance in my daydreaming world.

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  34. Oh man! You and I had very similar pre-teen taste. :) Yes, all those boys were big crushes for me too. And I would have to add Sean Astin from The Goonies. I wanted to kiss him in the cave and then find pirates and treasure! When I was a little older I moved to rockstars like Nick Hexum from 311. Sigh...

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  35. yep jtt and devin sawa. kurt was a beautiful man. i got into mase lol and redman as i got a bit older. cute guys!!!

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  36. omg totally JTT! I had a screened pillowcase (thanks gma) and a scrapbook. it was sick bahaha happy monday!

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  37. Omri Katz who played Max in Hocus Pocus (and was in Eerie Indiana)

    My tiny self thought he was so adorable! :) x

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  38. devon sawa and jtt for sure, also jordan knight from nkotb and neil patrick harris as doogie howser! i stil think nph is hot!

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  39. I had a crush on JTT too!

    Then I moved onto various rock stars in bands.

    I was talking today to a friend as Nirvana played on the radio that I have a friend that Hates Nirvana and being that I grew up so close to Seattle and was such a huge fan it breaks my heart everytime she says it

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  40. eeeek! i was obsessed with jtt and joseph gorden levitt... though he is a nice lil looker these days huh?

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  41. I was obsessssssed with keanu reeves. when those rumors were circulating that he was gay i cried for days and days. no lie.

    i was also into jared leto. watched mscl religiously in eight grade.

    and the beastie boys. i was in loooove with adam yauch and actually ended up being pen pals with him for a few years in high school.

    my sad admission is that i was a total dork and had little crushes on skateboarder and graffiti artists too.

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  42. i too crushed on JTT and kurt!!! and . . . brad pitt. now that i think about it, he's been around for quite a while :)

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  43. I had the hots for Trent Reznor, lead singer of Nine Inch Nails. My infatuation for him increased ten-fold when I found out that he grew up about 45 minutes from where I lived. I had this warped idea that I would run into him at the grocery store and we'd fall in love, despite the fact that he a.) no longer lived near my hometown and b.) was 30 years old when I was 15. I don't think I've ever shared that tidbit with any humanoid. Great post!!!

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  44. Jonathan Taylor Thomas was definitely a huge one for me too! Then I went through a phase where I wanted to marry Justin Timberlake! HAHA. Oh to be 11 again...

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  45. Mine was (and still is!) Robert Smith of The Cure. Probably not your typical teen girl crush, but he suited Doc-Marten-wearing-me just fine.

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  46. Kurt Cobain fo sho!
    um, and Antonio Banderas.
    random, i know :)

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  47. My first major crushes were Zac Hanson and Marilyn Manson. I became obsessed with both during grade 6. And I still have mad love for them! :) xo

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  48. I have older sisters so my very first crush was Andrew McCarthy.
    I thought that when I got to high school I would date the preppy rich guy who wore white linen pants and pastel shirts!
    By the time I actually did get to high school I worshiped Billie Joe from Green Day and Evan Dando from The Lemonheads.

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  49. <3 Kurt! <3 Did you see the "Kurt & Courtney" documentary? There is some really cute footage of him when he was a wee little boy playing his guitar and singing, adorable even then :) I also had a weird crush on Trent from Daria!! lol...still kinda do.

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  50. i loved JTT so much. I used to watch Tool Time every night haha. also i wish i could remember his name but i LOVED LOVED Dani Tanner's boyfriend on full house. you remember him.. the cute "jock" with the sweet hair? ugh.. and im a little younger so i was a huge nsync fan. i got a video at my 4th grade birthday party called : NSYNC IN THE MIX. i watched it so many times that it broke, but i still know all the dance moves to their songs thanks to that vid! fun post xo

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  51. oh also ever sense i can remember ive loved Dave Grohl and "Marky" Mark Wahlnerg.. maybe i had a thing for dark haired boys?

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  52. oohhh..teen crushes. for sure.

    *Scott Baio
    *John Stamos
    *Matthew Laborteaux (he was one of the brothers on Little House on the Prairie - later episodes. His real life brother was on the show JAG.

    Funny..two of the three are still single, I think. Look me up, boys.

    Latest crushes include "Dr. Reid" on Criminal Minds and "Sheldon Cooper" on Big Bang Theory.

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  53. i can remember being 9-10 years old and my friends and i had pictures of jtt and devon sawa in the photoframes of our wallets. oh god.

    i'm pretty sure i have old vhs tapes of nirvana tv specials that i recorded and then decoupaged cases for. yep. i also lovedddd leonardo dicaprio.

    it's definitely boys with great hair. to the above comment, i love matthew gray gubler too!!

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  54. I'm middle-aged, and I have a huge crush on Johnny Depp (from 21 Jump Street and now), Dave Navarro, and Reverend Horton Heat.

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  55. Oh my goodness! Young teen crush memories! JTT & Devon Sawa...Young Americans! I also had a HUGE thing for Joshua Jackson from The Mighty Ducks filmes! *gush!* :-)

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