Tori & Dean have recorded a music video, in which they dress up as Musical Couples from the past fifty years. Johnny & June Carter Cash, Sonny & Cher, Desi & Lucy…and Kurt and Courtney.
This last one actually caused Paul (who adores Nirvana) to yell in outrage and agony – and let me tell you, it takes a LOT to get my easygoing husband to sit up and yell at the TV like that.
Seriously. How does impersonating a couple where the husband committed suicide and the wife was accused of killing him fit in with their theme of “Loving Musical Couples Throughout The Ages”? What was next, Sid & Nancy? There’s a great musical couple!! They did as much drugs as Kurt & Courtney, too! Kurt and Courtney never even did a song together, too, unless you count that one recording of “Live Through This” (the song, not the CD) where Kurt sings harmony – and do I seriously think that Dean “I Have No Real Job In This Country” McDermott knows that Kurt Cobain even recorded anything that wasn’t on Nevermind? Of course not.
Sad, sad, sad, that there was not a better example of a musical couple that the mainstream populace would recognize from more recent decades. I mean, I think of Kim & Thurston from Sonic Youth, or Siouxie and Budgie from Siouxsie and the Banshees and/or the Creatures, but KURT AND COURTNEY? Srsly. Insulting to Nirvana, insulting even to Hole (especially given that every good Hole album was written by someone OTHER than Courtney Love, whether it was Kurt Cobain on “Live Through This” or Billy Corgan on “Celebrity Skin”) and generally OMG stupid.
(By the way, I admit that by writing this, I have confessed to watching Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I can’t help my trainwreck addiction!! )