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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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You could tell he did his research and benefited greatly from having a personal relationship with the guys in the band. I just looked up Frances Bean Cobain on Wikipedia and read an interview she gave to Rolling Stone magazine about nichael.come year ago. They were a public figure who leveraged the media for their personal assaults and to gain notoriety by further throwing gas on the fire. How very 90s of him!

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. See all reviews. Don’t have srory Kindle? Even though I knew the ending I really didn’t want to finish this–the new azerrqd chapter is heartbreaking all over again. But when Cobain died, I was devastated. The particular edition I read include a final chapter added to include some info on Kurts farewell note and service.

Instead, the book is vibrant with the energy, excitement, and passion that swept local musicians the day “Nevermind” was released, syory audiences in the months after, the U. Fast forward several years and I happened to marry a man who is a huge Nirvana fan. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

I looked upon my teenage idol-worship with embarrassment. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.

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I’ve read this book probably three or four times since Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This article about a biographical or autobiographical book on musicians is a stub. Unfortunately the book’s poor editing doesn’t help sift all the conflicting information into a cohesive whole. It can also be a little confusing because the book i think was written before his death, and later a final chapter was added, so there’s no insight as to where the reast of the key players are now This is a detailed history of NIRVANA yoh by someone who’s obviously a part of the scene and knows the whole background of where the band came from and what they were trying to accomplish.


I started attending shows by local punk bands. Come As You Are: But when Courtney looked up at me from the couch and appraised my outfit for her boyfriend “nerdy” and “very Olympia”my heart skipped a beat.

Near the end of Kurt’s life Dave was in a Seattle studio recording his own music, playing all the instruments, writing all the songs and laying down the vocal tracks. Not much is mentioned about Dave Grohl and only a line or ade was mentioned about Pat Smear.

Towards The book’s a little sloppy, but it’s about a grunge band, so One of the first non-fictions I ever tried to read over a subject I was obsessed with at the time so there was little doubt that it would be a great read for me at the time.

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Neither he nor Krist ever understood storry glamour of heroin. Read reviews that mention kurt tou heavier than heaven nirvana syory final chapter ever read read michael.ckme book story of nirvana courtney love dave grohl must read drug use cobains death chapter was added books never come story highly recommend best nirvana vanity fair recommend this book best book.

Worst of all, he clearly bought into the notion that he was a genuine rock god, with a responsibility to make disciples and lead them. Dave mentions that he’d like to play guitar and sing in another band if Nirvana breaks up.

I would lie on the ground in my room pretending to be dead on the anniversary of Cobain’s suicide every month, weeping as Nirvana Unplugged played behind me. 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. However, I still remember being fourteen, dreaming about having a guitar, screaming the lyrics and my frustration with the world and reading this book.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Which I’m not sure matters or what, but is most certainly increasingly rare for me as I approach AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He lives in New York City. 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.

Proving that Rock isn’t about makeup and long hair and acting macho. Given the type of person Cobain was, I think it is crucial that anyone writing about this man would need to know him and gain his trust like Azerrad apparently did because he got a lot of juicy morsels of truth from that man and it helped in understanding meanings behind the songs he did and how he lived his life.

So yeah he can’t make any thing up since they read what he wrote before publishing it. This book was written before Cobain died and yet it’s clear that every single member of his inner circle knew his story was only going to have one ending. And, of course, most of the book was written before Cobain’s suicide. Angst, death, babies, rinse, repeat. Want to Read saving….

The audio recordings of those talks has been coupled with video footage of his hometown, etc. Fast forward several years and I happened to marry a man who is a huge Michzel.come fan.