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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There — in the music section tou was the perfect heart map for my teenage angst: He obviously had incredible access to the performers. An incredible story of an incredible band that changed the perception of alternative music. Kurt was a songwriter. This is likely best work on Nirvana I will ever have read.
Rather, we see Cobain as a relatively tortured soul who seems appalled at his own pop sensibility. But be for warned, it th mostly all about Kurt Cobain.
He thought everyone was stupid except himself and a handful of other musicians that were mostly obscure. Following the death of Kurt CobainAzerrad wrote a new final chapter for the book’s second printing, which was released in the summer of Also you can see, that he refused to accept the obvious truth, that the main character was micgael.come up. Don’t have a Kindle? Come As You Are: 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.
But it seems like most people, when they get to be about my age, start to be hit with some serious nostalgia yo their earlier days.
It seems as though most of the more vital forms of music had their roots in wider social struggles. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. So yeah he can’t make any thing up since they read what he wrote before publishing it. But when Cobain died, I was devastated. Perhaps it was rushed to publication to get it out in front of In Utero.
Goodreads helps you aezrrad track of books you want to read. And what I also appreciate is, that it guides you through a whole stlry of bands and styles azerrax in galaxy far away well Seattle is pretty far. My husband referred me to this biography about Nirvana and here I am. The book is even more interesting at this point, because of the way things have played out since Fall when the book was published.
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Dec 07, Angie Young rated it it was amazing. Kurt designed the stage including the calla lillies that made the space look as if they were performing at a funeral. See and discover other items: The Story of Nirvana. And they felt helpless and inarticulate in the face of it all. Dave mentions that he’d like to play guitar and sing in another band if Nirvana breaks up.
There is a short afterward from the author that comments on the suicide.
Beyond Teen Spirit: Learning From Kurt Cobain’s Mistakes
Kurt that was constructed after he killed himself that it was interesting to get a glimpse of what the actual guy was like, to see that he was kind of an arrogant dick which is what I would expect from a rock star in his 20s who is also a drug addict who was obsessed with subcultural purity, but to also see that he was really thoughtful and smart underneath the crust of dirty hair and junkie sweat. So, yeah, Nirvana’s music was not my thing. The grunge-pop music had so much power, the poetic lyrics that take you to different places and make you feel related and concerned with what these guys are saying, and of course the heavenly made angel voice of Kurt that tickles the core of your sole.
Dec 26, Fergal Bannon rated it it was amazing. Included in that stack are his published journals and other writings. This is where this book comes in — whof! Perhaps modeling my life after a deceased heroin addict wasn’t the best takeaway from his suicide.
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The music doesn’t even have to be overtly political for this to be true. He liked cool music. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It’s thorough and entertaining at the same time. Also a lot of info on Dave and Chris. He knew it would be futile but as brilliant as Dave is, and we know this, he was preparing for a change in his future. Paperbackpages. I signed myself up on the door to her office and was called in later that afternoon to talk about my troubles. A change is not going to come! Dec 04, Josh rated it liked it Shelves: There is a definate undercurrent of hero worship in this book, and Azerrad sometimes is defensive on behalf of the band and seems reluctant to make critical points.
Proving that rock is a way of expressing one’s self, a way to communicate and “come together”, a way to fight what’s bothering us socially, politically and personally. Montage of Heck Soaked in Bleach Autopsy: I have pathetically idolized Kurt Cobain from both the early days of Nirvana to posthumously.
K got me doing some music biography reading, and I came across a cheap used copy of this one, so I finally got around to reading it just twenty short years after my Nirvana-listening peak. I don’t have much time right now, so I’m just going to jot down a few thoughts in list form. You could tell he did his research and benefited greatly from having a personal relationship with the guys in the band.