Come as You Are

Come as You Are

The Story of Nirvana

Book - 1993
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Nirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell nearly nine million copies of the landmark album Nevermind, whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies embodied all the confusion, frustration, and passion of the emerging Generation X. Come as You Are is the upclose, intimate story of Nirvana, with exclusive in-depth interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic, and Dave Grohl, as well as friends, relatives, former bandmembers, and associates--now updated to include a new final chapter detailing the last year of Kurt Cobain's life. From their early days in rural Aberdeen, Washington, to their domination of the world music scene, Come as You Are tells the Nirvana story as no other book does, candidly and firsthand: the truth behind the ongoing allegations of heroin use played over and over in the press; the soul-crushing pressures of sudden success; the burden of their unasked-for role as spokesmen for a generation; the controversy surrounding the release of their second major-label album, In Utero; and the tragic spiral that culminated in Kurt Cobain's suicide in April 1994.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [1993]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385471992
0385471998
Characteristics: 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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