Nirvana came out of nowhere in to sell nearly five million copies of their landmark album “Nevermind,” whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies. Michael Azerrad’s Come as You Are: The Story Of Nirvana taught author Nicole J. Georges how to overcome her teenage angst and grow up. (Route On the Road to Nirvana) instead. So EW contributor Michael Azerrad , with the band’s help, got to write Come As You Are: The Story.

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Fast forward several years and I happened to marry a man who is a huge Nirvana fan. It’s a very thorough biography of the band from its inception until just prior to the release of In Utero. But I started losing interest not only in the band but also in music in general, which is weird because I thought that music was my passion in life.

Dave never wanted to fight with Kurt. And you can tell the guy who wrote it, actually cared about tho My heart used to beat with the rhythm of this book. The only winner in the book is Dave Grohl-nobody seems to have a bad thing to say about him, though Nircana is often condescending towards him. Aug 07, lit. And, of course, most of the book was written before Cobain’s suicide. I believed, up to this point, that I knew a lot about the life of Kurt Cobain including my bitter hatred for Courtney Love who I relegated stody a loud, obnoxious gold digger.

An ex-girlfriend wrote on the wall of a condemned apartment that “Kurt smells like Teen Spirit. I was present during the infamous debacle at Trees in Dallas October 19, and even wrote a short review for my university paper after calling the venue and speaking with a couple of employees of Trees, both who I knew personally. One person found this helpful.

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana

S, and–lest we forget–the world, during Nirvana’s more-thanminutes of fame. Years later, in my 20s, I was folding xeroxed copies of my zine in an L.


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michafl.come He liked cool music. Showing of reviews. Lots of direct interview material with everyone in the band helps you get a real picture of who they were apart from the hype sometimes to their detriment, as in the case of Chris Novoselic, who comes across as little more than an obnoxious drunk. Sep 15, Connor Martin rated it it was amazing.

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I love this band and all it stood for. But in the last year I started to lose interest, was it just a fling?. I still become emotional for both the sincerity of the songs, the loss and the melancholy I feel when remembering one of the greatest times in my youth. The bulk of the book captures something that could have never been discussed the same way after April Also you can see, that he refused to accept the obvious truth, that the main character was screwed up.

He hated attention from the press, but also was so controlling about his nirvwna he’d do endless interviews to try to steer the narrative. They showed that the youth want music that can relate to, lyrics that they can sing along with and express their frustration with some situations. So yeah he can’t make any thing up since they read what he wrote before publishing it. They felt powerless to rescue an embattled environment and spent most of their lives with either Reagan or Bush michael.cmoe the White House, enduring a repressive sexual and cultural climate.

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It embraced the acceptance of other people no matter what. How very 90s of him! I then started writing myself. All the complex interpersonal relationships — the good and the bad — are laid bare, and though Kurt Cobain is undoubtedly the biggest character, he does not overshadow everyone else.

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad

It’s thorough and entertaining at the same time. Probably required reading azerard fans. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. To view it, click here. This book also sheds some new light on Kurt’s relationships with Dave, Chris and Courtney and through Kurt’s azerrar words reveals a lot more detail about his character. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Where I grew up, it was the stoners, not the punks, that wore Nirvana t-shirts. Michael.comr Read Edit View history. It was high time for a revolution, and it just so happened that Nirvana, whose members lived in abject squalor and constantly pawned their instruments to stay afloat, were at the right place at the right moment. Nivana had arrived to the party 10 years late, but I had arrived.

She seems really smart and well-grounded and I wish her well. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Overall it was a nice reading experience. Ever since it’s been a long and amazing love story. It cleared up a lot of speculation that was put out there about Kurt, especially. When Nevermind hit the airwaves the kids, my generation, ad time, needed this outlet.

Scenes from the American Indie Underground pf The obvious example is their album Nevermind yes, the one with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” but you seriously should try the rest of ita sudden commercial success that Kurt never listened to again once it came out — he hated the polished, sanitized post-production sound clearly intended for a mainstream audience. Their album became number one even beating Michael Jackson proving that grunge, alternative and punk aren’t just lousy tries to revive Rock which has been dead.

Fast forward several years and I happened to marry a man who is a huge Nirvana fan.

Set up a giveaway. A lot happened in the few short years of Nirvana, and Azerrad tells the story masterfully. The Story of Nirvana.