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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Nirvana was good, but I wasn’t into them the way some people were. Great book about a really great band that I’ll be stuck in their heart shaped box forever. And what I also appreciate is, that it guides you through a whole pack of bands and styles somewhere in ylu far away well Seattle is pretty far. There is something about it.

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana

It embraced the acceptance of other people no matter what. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Dave mentions that he’d like to play guitar and sing in another band if Nirvana breaks up.

An ex-girlfriend wrote on the wall of a condemned apartment that “Kurt smells like Teen Spirit.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I would definably recommend this book as an overview of Nirvana. Lots of direct interview material with everyone in the band helps you get a real picture of micael.come 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.

Although he always dismisses his writing as having little personal meaning and should not be read into.

The book is even hirvana interesting at this point, because of the way things have played out since Fall when the book was published. Whether sensationalized or not, the facts were obvious that they were having a child while using drugs. For example, since it was written by a friend of Kurt Cobain, way too much time is spent micchael.come to convince the reader that Courtney Love is not a maniac that nobody likes.


Come as You are: The Story of Nirvana – Michael Azerrad – Google Books

Pages with related products. It;s very honsestly written, never trying to portray anyone unrealistically. I still feel inspired by the book and I will have it on my shelf until it inevitably tsory into its own yellowy paper universe. A working class poor guy from a broken home that became a big part of the mainstream change in the 90’s.

Has there been a movement like this in music since? Jul 30, Heidi rated it really liked it. It is a book about three band members plus musician Courtney Love whose rejection of the mainstream made them even more popular within it. But I also wonder if maybe that access didn’t lead him to be too close to his material.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

The last chapter is tacked on to the end of the book, though it is surprisingly the best chapter–maybe because it finally gave Azerrad some breathing space to see his subject more clearly. Following the death of Kurt CobainAzerrad wrote a new fhe chapter for the book’s second printing, which was released in the summer of Read more Read less. I picked this up in anticipation of the new Kurt Cobain documentary that’s coming to Azzerrad soon.

You know, someone famous dies and you feel forlorn for a few hours because you didn’t know them. He says he’s been recording some tracks at home. 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. Apr 12, Neri.

It all makes sense when you read this book. An incredible story of an incredible band that changed the perception of alternative music. Today, her own daughter refers to her only as “my birth mother” and doesn’t speak to her. Released in Octobermuch of the content comes from first-hand interviews with the band members, their families, and associates. The Story of Nirvana First edition cover. Having been active in the Seattle music scene throughout Nirvana’s obscurity, fame, and demise, I can vouch for the accuracy of its description of the music community in the late ’80s and early ’90s and Nirvana’s role.


Talking to a dead idol is incomprehensible yet I have Like, he’d rail for pages about being falsely accused of drug use, then but oh yeah he was in and out of rehab constantly. He thought everyone was stupid except himself and a handful of other musicians that were mostly zs.

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It can also be qre 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 A Punk Tribute to Nirvana Newermind: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Dec 28, Chris Chaos rated it it was amazing. All the big studios were dominated by Baby Boomers, and so there was an entire generation of people who did not like what they were told to like.

By this time in my life, I was a professional Portlander, desensitized to celebrity. But when you’re a teenager all these musicians seem like wizard geniuses. He obviously had incredible access to the performers. That’s a lot more than Sam Cooke’s daughters ever got from their dad.