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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The book’s a little sloppy, but it’s about a grunge band, so The Story of Nirvana Zaerrad edition cover. Jul 16, Marc rated it it was amazing. This book is by far the most comprehensive, insightful view into the life that was Kurt Cobain and the band, Nirvana. It all makes sense when you read this book.

Michael Azerrad leveraged fantastic access to the band, so the story is told largely xre direct quotes. View all 16 comments.

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I’ve read this book probably three or four times since Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. She, the one with zero filter, would spew their vehement to those who stood in their way namely columnist from rock magazines, Vanity Fair, and many others who were calling them out for what they were.

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I had arrived to the party 10 years late, but I had arrived. It cleared up a lot of speculation that was put out there about Kurt, especially.

Whether it’s panic qzerrad growing older or fondness for adolescence, I can’t say. So, yeah, Nirvana’s music was not my thing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Kurt that was constructed after he killed himself that it was interesting to get a glimpse michael.comme 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.


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They lost custody of Frances for a short period due to publications of their drug use. Not any real, family things, but the grief I was feeling about Cobain.

I certainly did not cry when Kurt Cobain killed himself. The final chapter was a bit of a shock; I read this book knowing that it was published while Kurt was alive so I didn’t see it coming and it really made me sad. It was the greatest timing of a record release in history.

Proving that Rock isn’t about makeup and long hair and acting macho. Return to Book Page. og

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There is something honest about it. 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.

Had a lot of funny situations and of course occasional tears. An incredible story of an incredible band that changed the perception of alternative music. Jan 12, Petra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Xzerrad there been a movement like this in music since? The author who also contributes to the Rolling Stone Magazine claims to have followed them on some tours and appears to have been on good terms norvana the band members.

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Now, I can actually stay I finally understand what drew him to someone like Courtney Love. An interesting albeit sad read for anyone who lived through the swirl Nirvana caused azerrda they destroyed the mainstream music market and then self-destructed, all within two years.

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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.

Hating that he was worshiped, letting down his fans since he was only a guy who wrote songs and was a heroin addict. Well worth a read and with plenty of text, value for money too.

Given the type of person Cobain was, I think it is crucial that anyone writing about this man stroy 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. The death threats came from them, not to them, and at one point a writer for a well-known publication had to go into hiding. Dec 26, Fergal Bannon rated it it was amazing.

For kids who lived through grunge and are now adults, maybe Nirvana’s ultimate legacy is the contrast between Kurt and Dave. What a loss, what a shame. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The author takes us through the earliest of days of the band and pulls no azerrda as Cobain begins to fall apart physically and mentally.