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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Beyond Teen Spirit: Learning From Kurt Cobain’s Mistakes

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Scenes from the Storj Indie Underground And therein lies the truth about Kurt. One of the most influential bands to ever hit mother earth is Nirvana. How very 90s of him! And being in a band that’s currently climbing the ladder, I appreciated the many lessons this book has to offer about the workings of the recording industry.

He was, by all accounts, a controlling narcissist like her. I love this band and all it stood for. Written very well, incredibly informative concering the scene during the early 90s, Seattle, music biz, the band and Kurt. It cleared up a lot of speculation that was put out there about Kurt, especially.

No explanation of why being a racist bully is worse than being a suicidal heroin addict. During Nirvana’s heyday in the early 90s, I did not follow them.


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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I also enjoyed the focus on the struggle between artistic vision and the mass market demands of the record labels. Oct 26, Rwpesce rated it liked it. Dec 07, Angie Young rated it it arf amazing.

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It;s very honsestly written, yoj trying to portray anyone unrealistically. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There’s so much more to tell. Considering the writer was a friend and supposedly knew them better than us fans, I’m surprised he’s not familiar with their music.

Open Preview See a Problem? The writer seems to have gotten along very well with Kurt and all the band members and relatives and even Courtney!.

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Ths modeling my life after a deceased heroin addict wasn’t the best takeaway from his suicide.

The factual events of tha I have pathetically idolized Kurt Cobain from both the early days of Nirvana to posthumously. They appealed to outsiders everywhere, and they appealed to me. It felt good to let it out.

S, and–lest we forget–the world, during Nirvana’s more-thanminutes of fame. Has there been a movement like this in music since? I was never a huge Nirvana fan when I was growing up, so maybe that helps explain why this book didn’t do much for me. I went back to the idol-worship drawing board. For kids who lived through grunge and are now adults, maybe Nirvana’s ultimate legacy is the contrast between Kurt and Dave.


Be careful what you wish for, Kurt. In addition, I was surprised to learn that Nirvana thinks of themselves as part of the punk tradition, since their music never seemed very punk to me, yet the author and Cobain return michaek.come this over and over.

I dragged it into the bathtub, into school, looked at it while I was eating, sitting on a curb, in the car, anywhere. Azerrad expertly tells the story of how this band came to be and put a keen focus on the like yok Kurt Cobain through his own words. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

What a loss, what a shame. Apr 12, Neri.

The author takes us through the earliest of days of the band and pulls no punches as Cobain begins to fall apart physically and mentally. Hating that he was worshiped, letting down his fans since nirvama was only a guy who wrote songs and was a heroin addict. I only wish Kurt could have left his darkness, his hate for everyone and lived a life in the space he was perceived in.

I would definably recommend this book as an overview of Nirvana. 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.

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