Did This Famous Band Get Inspired By This Small Montana Town?
Montana is an inspirational place. It is a place where artists and writers alike flock to find a place that offers peace and solitude. Throughout history, countless songs and books have been written about the beauty of the state.
If you need to unplug, and really focus on something, there's no better place than Montana to clear your head. You can easily find a place to escape the rat race and relax.
One of the most recognizable quotes about the beauty of Montana came from famed author John Steinbeck. He wrote;
I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana, it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.
I was recently browsing the internet, and I came across an article about towns in Montana with really strange names, and Nimrod, a small town south of Glacier National Park was at the top of the list. When I saw it, I immediately thought of an album with the same name by Green Day. The band released Nimrod in 1997.
Now, we don't have any actual proof that the album was inspired by the town, but we thought it would be really cool if it was. We're not sure if Billie Joe and the guys spent any time in Nimrod, Montana prior to when the album came out. Honestly, we just thought it was an interesting coincidence.