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The amplified come as you are : the story of Nirvana / Michael Azerrad.

Azerrad, Michael, (author.).

In 1993, Michael Azerrad published Come as you are: the story of Nirvana, which stands as the definitive biography of Nirvana, the legendary band that upended the pop cultural landscape with Nevermind, the landmark album that became the soundtrack of Generation X, capturing its confusion, frustration, and passion. Written with the band's complete cooperation--the only book to feature interviews with singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl--it became a massive bestseller, translated into fourteen languages. Seven months after the book's original publication, Cobain was dead by suicide, making Come as you are the only book-length record of the inner life and creative mind of one of the most significant songwriters and musicians in rock history. Now, Azerrad has revisited and reconsidered his original text. Vivid, evocative, and thought-provoking, this "amplified" version is a truly unique and exciting book within a book.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063279933
  • ISBN: 0063279932
  • Physical Description: 614 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, [2023]

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General Note:
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-614).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : that would be too Guns n' Roses -- I don't care if you like me, I hate you -- A greasy-haired little rebellious kid -- We were just concerned with fucking around -- That's my brother Chris. He listens to punk rock. -- These guys were from Aberdeen -- Everything's gettin' all radical -- These guys are going to be bigger than The Beatles! -- "Are you hungry?" "Yes" -- Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo -- It felt as if we couldn't be stopped -- It is now time to make it unclear -- A cross-format phenomenon -- Slam-dancing with Mr. Brownstone -- All we did was cry -- Three nice, decent, clean-cut young men -- It's anger. It's death. And absolute total bliss -- Things that piss me off -- The grown-ups don't like it -- A sad little sensitive, unappreciative, Pisces-Jesus man -- Epilogue: a dark constellation.
Subject: Nirvana (Musical group)
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Rock groups > United States.
Rock groups > United States > Biography.
Grunge music > United States > History and criticism.
Genre: Biographies.

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