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"despite only releasing three full-lengh studio albums..." line should be removed it is misleading and bias[edit]

nevermind, bleach, in utero, unplugged in ny, and incesticides are all albums of influential music. that's 5 albums. their live shows in 1990 and 1991 are also notable in rock music history. that was what was influential, not their "only 3 studio albums".

if they only released those 3 albums and nothing else, they might not have been as influential or important in music history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Late, but whatever: MTV Unplugged in New York and Incesticide largely recycled material. The former was not even released in their time as a band. It is their three studio LPs that are recognized, largely for the singles that were released from them. The other two albums are notable in their own right, but one of them was a B-sides collection and the other, again, was posthumous. They are a part of the band's legacy, but not necessarily their notability: Those albums are notable because of Nirvana's notability, not the other way around. In turn, the three core albums form Nirvana's notability for the purposes of this encyclopedia. Zeke, the Mad Horrorist (Speak quickly) (Follow my trail) 02:50, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Not only do I not see how it is biased at all, but I don't think the line is misleading, because most bands that had the level of influence Nirvana did released more than 3 studio albums in their time. Other bands also released a similar amount of other content like live albums, compilations, etc. The line is simply saying that Nirvana is notable for achieving such success and influencing rock music in such away despite only releasing 3 studio albums. (talk) 22:03, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Pat Smear[edit]

It's been said that he's only a touring member, but he was considered by the other members to be a full member of the band. He joined after In Utero, so the only reason they never recorded with him is because the only recording session between then and Kurt's death was the one for You Know You're Right, which he couldn't make it to. I think that Pat should be listed as a member. (talk) 21:56, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

He was not a member, and will not be listed as such. Tarc (talk) 22:12, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Talk:If You Must (song)[edit]

notifying of related move discussion In ictu oculi (talk) 23:36, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Categorized all Nivana members clearer[edit]

all members of the band should be categorized under "members" instead of "past" and present. and to make it clear it should say "principal" over Kurt, Krist and Dave. and over thee others it says simply "other", like on the The Clash wikipedia page.

That... would be somthing (talk) 13:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, I was ready to give a knee-jerk negative here as this is a perennial request, but, I do kinda like how The Clash does it. In reading the talk page there, they reference The Beatles, which apparently also followed the same format for a time. Following some edit-warring however, seems to now back to the same format as here. So I don't know, on the fence atm. Tarc (talk) 14:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Recently the Beatles afternoon has only listed the principal members under past members then a link to the other members. Should we do that? Joshua0228 (talk) 05:34, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Recently added images[edit]

Hi, I would like to question and hear other people's thoughts on whether several of the recently added images to this article are actually necessary. Firstly, three of them are already used in other Nirvana articles: the picture of them performing at Pier 48/Live and Loud is already being used in the Live and Loud (video) article, the picture of Kurt Cobain's house is already being used in the Death of Kurt Cobain article and the the picture of the "Welcome to Aberdeen, Come as You Are" sign is already being used in the Come as You Are (Nirvana song) article. Secondly, most of the captions have been written in poor English and/or do not contain the right information. For example the caption for the Come as You Are sign reads: "A tribute to the band. "Come As You are" was a popular Nirvana song". Firstly the sign was a tribute to Kurt Cobain and not to the band and secondly "Come As You are" should be "Come as You Are". I just want to get this ironed out on the discussion page before it turns into an edit war. Comments please. QuintusPetillius (talk) 15:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

@QuintusPetillius: Hi. It doesn't matter whether the images are in other articles - what matters is that this one is poorly illustrated. We have to edit trying to put ourselves in the place of the lurkers who will come read the encyclopedia. Chances are they will search for "Nirvana" [1] rather than "Come as You are" [2] or "Live and loud (video) [3]". This article is by far the most important one.
Also, feel free to copy edit the captions if that's a problem. By the way, it really is "Come As You Are" because that's what is in the image. Cheers Tetra quark (talk) 16:45, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
I will await further comments from other users before making any changes. Further to my comments above the article has to many images and has become cluttered. I should also stress that Wikipedia as an encyclopedia is not supposed to be used as advertising space, and by the way it should be "Come As You Are", not "Come As You are" as you have put in the article.QuintusPetillius (talk) 16:51, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
That was a simple mistake. You could have fixed it if you wanted to.
I honestly see nothing wrong with the images. I would have added different ones, but the problem is that nirvana pictures are quite rare on wikipedia and commons, so we don't have many alternatives. Tetra quark (talk) 17:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Well, I am going to start by making changes to the image captions so that they read better. For example the "Come as You Are" sign was a tribute to Kurt Cobain, not the band.QuintusPetillius (talk) 17:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Sure, go ahead. Regarding the images, I think you're making a big deal out of something not so problematic. Anyway, let's wait for more people to chime in Tetra quark (talk) 17:16, 24 January 2015 (UTC)