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The Cobain 50
The Cobain 50
KEXP

Kurt Cobain’s influence went beyond just the music he created with Nirvana. He also put the masses on to some of his... more

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Episodes

Bonus: Introducing KEXP's A Deeper Listen

The Cobain 50 returns May 1 with Shonen Knife's Burning Farm (K Records version) from 1985.  This week, we'd like to... more

17 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Roundtable: Women in Punk

Dusty Henry, Martin Douglas, Albina Cabrera, Janice Headley, and Roddy Nikpour explore some of the women-led bands on Kurt's list,... more

10 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
30 Years After Kurt's Death

In this special episode, marking 30 years since Kurt's death, we recorded a roundtable "love letter" at the Kurt Cobain... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
Anything by Kleenex (1978-1983)

Martin Douglas dives into the legacy of the Swiss band Kleenex, later known as LiLiPUT. Kurt's list doesn't specify a... more

03 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
The Raincoats – The Raincoats (1979)

Janice Headley dives into the legacy of The Raincoats, whose self-titled 1979 debut album inspired both Nirvana and the ‘90s... more

27 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
The Slits – Cut (1979)

Martin Douglas dives into Cut by The Slits (written in Kurt's list as "Typical Girls," the lead single from the... more

20 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)

Roddy Nikpour dives into Dry by PJ Harvey. She’s a grunge pioneer carrying on Kurt’s spirit through her own ongoing... more

13 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Roundtable: The "Radical" Politics of Kurt Cobain

Dusty Henry, Martin Douglas, Albina Cabrera, and Larry Mizell Jr. explore four albums on Kurt's list that challenged the politics... more

06 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

Dusty Henry dives into It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy, the voice of... more

28 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
MDC – Millions of Dead Cops (1981)

Dusty Henry dives into Millions of Dead Cops by MDC, a prime example of the powerful fusion between hardcore punk... more

21 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
The Cobain 50
Bonus: Introducing KEXP's A Deeper Listen
The Cobain 50