Kurt Cobain Will Have His Revenge On Activision

If you found the original video of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain reanimated for Guitar Hero 5 uncomfortable to watch, seeing his polygonal ghost prance about and sing the songs of Bush and Megadeth may simply be too much.

This fan-created compilation (via Giant Bomb) of cringe worthy Cobain moments, performing as Flavor Flav and Jon Bon Jovi, all alongside Xbox Live Avatars, a skeleton drummer and at one point two other Kurts, is both hilarious in its absurdity and disheartening. Clearly zero effort was made to preserve the dead Nirvana singer's identity as someone who'd likely never say "Yeeaahh, boyee!" but who knows where the blame lies here.

Clearly great care was made in the 3D modelling of Cobain's cardigan and the Daniel Johnston t-shirt texture appears lovingly slapped on, but it appears someone mistakenly left the decorum variable set to zero.

Granted, Cobain's not the only dead man to appear in a Guitar Hero or Rock Band game, but this representation of the musician smacks of overwhelming bad taste.


Comments

    Ouch, that was worse than I thought it could possibly be - that 'yeah, boyeee' moment was thoroughly cringeworthy! And making him sing hair rock?! A few quotes are in order:-
    -"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."
    -"The worst crime is faking it."
    Yeah, sounds like he'd be totally fine with being misrepresented like this.

    In terms of ignoring someone's life philosophy in favour of cashing in this is roughly equivalent to trying to use Walt Disney's frozen head in a porno movie. Bad taste, won't be buying (though I don't play guitar games anyway).

    My heart sank when I saw that Kurt was in guitar hero :( looks like $$ wins out over integrity again. But what else did anyone expect from Courtney?

    Wow. I haven't winced like this since two girls one cup. Courtney's necrophilia must stop!

    Lots of people have mistaken Kurt as an incredible artist. If yyou look at soem interviews he even admits lots of his lyrics was just made up random nothingness with no depth of hidden metaphors meaning.

    Not to offend but some people need to realize he was merely a grunge/pop star who didn't really bring anything to the table in terms of creativity or exploration into the music realm.

    yeah danny has a point. cobain was pretty rubbish musically. overall just a grumpy sod that could do with something lighthearted like being made to sing flava flav

    Kurt was great, a..holes, time you realize there's a life over Justin Timberlake.

      Niiiice call.

    geeze how low can courtney sink too? this sucks

    I'll admit to being a bit puzzled as why they'd have him in game singing other artists tunes - but then never played any of these games so don't know if that's "the norm".

    But come on Michael, it's stretching it to complain about the "decorum" factor when talking about KC though isn't it.

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