Re: Ah didn't know he'd recently detoxed
When I was 15, I took Kurt's journal out of the library (which is kind of ridiculous in and of itself and a good indicator of the fame being TOO MUCH), and I don't think I've ever been the same since. I liked hardcore, grunge, and 90s alternative or whatever you want to call that, but nothing too far from the mainstream aside from all the classic '80s punk bands. Kurt got me on to at least 10-20 bands that I treasure in some form or fashion today... long after I've played much of his own music into the ground. That to me really is a beautiful part of the Nirvana legacy... a band becoming the biggest in the world kind of by accident, but Kurt and crew kept holding the torch for all the great underground music of the '80s that they came up with, and I think that inspired multiple generations of kids. I mean, I was downloading Swans off Soulseek in 2003 because of him! I can't be the only kid who was affected that way.
And as for the Puppets, there's no doubt their career was totally taken to a new level because of Unplugged. Every person around my age knows MP because of that album... there's seemingly no other entry point to them!