Nirvana

by Charles Cross

November 15, 2013 | Hardcover

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Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first objective, complete illustrated history of the hugely influential rock band Nirvana, featuring writing from a roster of respected writers and illustrated with rare photography and memorabilia. Nirvana formed in 1987, released their first LP in 1989, and unintentionally tore the music world asunder two years later with the video and single for "Smells Like Teen Spirit." At the time, MTV and rock 'n' roll in general were largely dominated by vapid hair metal acts. Nirvana, with their thrift-store clothes and pawnshop guitars, represented a much-needed return to punk-inspired rock and at the same time validated the indie rock scene that had failed to breach the mainstream in the previous decade. A meteoric rise followed, attended by all of the predictable professional and personal pitfalls. Two and half years after the release of "Teen Spirit," leader Kurt Cobain, age 27, killed himself and the ride was over. Today, Nirvana and Cobain transcend generations, not unlike Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and other artists who met premature ends. The band's story and music fascinate kids whose parents were among Nirvana's early fans. Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of their final LP, Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first to treat fans to a stylishly designed illustrated biography of the band. Performance and off-stage photography, handbills, singles, backstage passes, gig posters, and other memorabilia complement a narrative detailing the band's tumultuous history, as well as sidebar album reviews, gear breakdowns, and mini synopses of Cobain's 50 all-time favorite albums. Nirvana's ride was a wild one-and all too brief. Here, finally, is the book that breaks that history down and presents it from an objective perspective.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.5 × 11.13 × 0.87 in

Published: November 15, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552678210

ISBN - 13: 9781552678213

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Nirvana

by Charles Cross

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.5 × 11.13 × 0.87 in

Published: November 15, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552678210

ISBN - 13: 9781552678213

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Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first objective, complete illustrated history of the hugely influential rock band Nirvana, featuring writing from a roster of respected writers and illustrated with rare photography and memorabilia. Nirvana formed in 1987, released their first LP in 1989, and unintentionally tore the music world asunder two years later with the video and single for "Smells Like Teen Spirit." At the time, MTV and rock 'n' roll in general were largely dominated by vapid hair metal acts. Nirvana, with their thrift-store clothes and pawnshop guitars, represented a much-needed return to punk-inspired rock and at the same time validated the indie rock scene that had failed to breach the mainstream in the previous decade. A meteoric rise followed, attended by all of the predictable professional and personal pitfalls. Two and half years after the release of "Teen Spirit," leader Kurt Cobain, age 27, killed himself and the ride was over. Today, Nirvana and Cobain transcend generations, not unlike Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and other artists who met premature ends. The band's story and music fascinate kids whose parents were among Nirvana's early fans. Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of their final LP, Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first to treat fans to a stylishly designed illustrated biography of the band. Performance and off-stage photography, handbills, singles, backstage passes, gig posters, and other memorabilia complement a narrative detailing the band's tumultuous history, as well as sidebar album reviews, gear breakdowns, and mini synopses of Cobain's 50 all-time favorite albums. Nirvana's ride was a wild one-and all too brief. Here, finally, is the book that breaks that history down and presents it from an objective perspective.

About the Author

Charles Cross (Shoreline, WA) is a music journalist and the author of several acclaimed biographies, including Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain and Cobain Unseen.
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