Frank Micelotta, Getty It was 19 years ago today that Nirvana singer Kurt…
- Posted on Apr 6th 2011 7:45AM by Tom Davenport
The concrete guitar standing 3.9 metres tall was created by local artist Lora Malakoff, and features a steel ribbon inscribed with lyrics from the Nirvana song 'On a Plain,' reading "One more special message to go and then I'm done and I can go home."
According to NME, the guitar is a Fender Jag-Stang, which one fan claims Cobain used on the 'In Utero' tour shortly before his death.
It stands in a park near the Young Street Bridge, which is a site of pilgrimage for Nirvana fans as it features in the opening lyrics on Nevermind's closing track 'Something in the Way.'
"I first moved to Aberdeen right after Kurt Cobain died," Malakoff told Q13Fox,"And I was always surprised there was nothing here to memorialize him. I had always hoped there would be. As one generation goes and another takes over, things change. That's what happened here with Kurt Cobain."
However, this isn't the first nod to Cobain in his hometown. In 2005, the Kurt Cobain Memorial Foundation installed a sign saying "Come As You Are" to welcome people into the town. The phrase has reportedly become something of an unofficial slogan in the town, appearing in several unlikely locations including a mirror in the Aberdeen Finance Department -- and the local water bill.