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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She seems really smart and well-grounded and I wish her well. It has deteriorated along with my teenage angst. Oct 19, Marie rated it it was amazing Lf it for: I like that it includes interviews from other people who confirm or disprove some of the stories, or describe them from other perspectives.

Whether sensationalized or not, the facts were obvious that they mchael.come having a child while using drugs. This is where this book comes in — whof! It;s very honsestly written, never trying to portray anyone unrealistically.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. You could tell he did his research and benefited greatly from having a personal relationship with the guys in the band. Kurt emerges as a complicated, contradictory guy. Even though I nirvsna the ending I really didn’t want to finish this–the new final chapter is heartbreaking all over again.

Maybe she epitomizes punk rock. 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. Get fast, free shipping michaek.come Amazon Prime.

Kurt was a songwriter. It felt good to bang our heads against the wall and revive punk rock. I also came to wonder if maybe Azerrad had originally penned some of the chapters as essays to be separately published, because there is an awful lot of repetition throughout.


My favorite book nirfana Nirvana. Too bad Kurt couldn’t have held on to that one fact – timing – and lived a genuine, grateful life true to his music and his fans. More than Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin’s kids ever got.

He says he’s been recording some tracks at home. He’s contradictory throughout the book when quoted, and it’s clear what a mess he was. Just a great drummer who rarely had an opportunity to collaborate on the songs. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It’s thorough and entertaining at the same time.

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Same thing with Led Zeppelin. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This is a detailed history of NIRVANA written by someone who’s obviously a part of the scene and knows the whole background of where the band came from and what ss were trying to accomplish.

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For one thing, it doesn’t sensationalize, but it doesn’t gloss anything over. Although their lyrics weren’t always top notch, the band’s sound coupled with Cobain’s unique voice propelled them into stardom – also helped in no small part by the arrival of D Grohl on drums. Best of all, because this book was written before Cobain’s death, it is not tinged with the “isn’t this tragic” attitude that permeates many books about Nirvana and Cobain. There is something honest about it.

Perhaps it was rushed to publication to get it out in front of In Utero. This book also sheds some new light on Kurt’s relationships with Dave, Chris and Courtney and through Kurt’s own words reveals a lot more detail about his character.

Apr 12, Neri. A worthwhile read for anyone who loves biographies, rock music or the s. There — in the music section — was the perfect heart map for my teenage angst: 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.


Kurt designed the stage including the calla lillies that made the space look as if they were performing at a funeral.

May 18, Marina Mihcael.come rated it really liked it. I found the letter from his step uncle really heart breaking and the final fade away of the book was really poetic. I was real excited about going to see the Beatles and I found out they had broken up. He went on many tours with the band as well.

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

Overall it was a nice reading experience. This book was recommended to me by goodreads —thanks good reads! This of course is a familiar story but I did learn a few things, especially about album productions and technical aspects of the music, which I thought was really interesting. These three weird guys managed to come out of nowhere and dominate the music scene.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Angst, death, babies, rinse, repeat. I went back to the idol-worship drawing board. He was the rock that kept the band solid for as long as he possibly could knowing it was teetering on the edge.