Come As You Are: The Story Of Nirvana

Paperback | September 1, 1993

byMichael Azerrad

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Nirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell  nearly five million copies of their 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  close-up, intimate story of Nirvana -- the  only book with exclusive in-depth  interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, Krist Noveselic,  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, before his tragic suicide  in April 1994.

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Written with the full cooperation of Nirvana, this book coincides with the release of their new album. Nirvana reveals the truth about the ongoing allegations of heroin use, pressures of sudden success, and more. 8-page color insert. 50 photos

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Nirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell  nearly five million copies of their 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  close-up, intimate story of Nirvana -- the  only book with exclusive in-depth  interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, Krist Noveselic,...

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Nirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell nearly five million copies of their 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 close-up, intimate story of Nirvana -- the "only book with exclusive in-depth interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, Krist Noveselic, and ...

Michael Azerrad is a music journalist who has written for a number of magazines, including "Rolling Stone", "Spin", &"Billboard". He is the author of "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana", &"Screaming Life: A Chronicle of the Seattle Music Scene". He lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.1 × 6.11 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Crown/Archetype

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ISBN - 10:0385471998

ISBN - 13:9780385471992

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Come as you are, the story of nirvana Old fans or newer fans who want the whole story and everything in between need to read this book! This tells you about the start of the career all the way thru to the death of Kurt, there are a lot of interesting story's about each band member growing up and interesting things that happened along the way, this ain't much of a review but it's a great book, i'm on my 9th time reading it and I'm not sick of it yet, either that or I ain't got much of a life, you decide....... instead of doing that just read this book, you'll love it man!
Date published: 2001-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truth At Last Azarad wrote this book beautifully in a way that allows you to really picture the whole life of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. Finally Kurt's story is put out honestly with no corporate influence. You will never listen to Nirvana the same way again.
Date published: 2001-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COBAIN IS GOD!!! I had like 4 NIRVANA books and all of them put together did not have as much information as this one book. It is definetly THE book to get if you have any interest in NIRVANA.
Date published: 2000-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from come as you are... this book is also known as the "bible of alternative music". it shows the band through there childhoods and the early successes. to the rumors and eventual end. It is a must have for anyone into music and into the indie rock world
Date published: 1999-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read This is the first book I got about Nirvana and Cobain. I must say that if you're truly into the band and the real person Cobain was and not the one that media made him to be, then get this book.
Date published: 1999-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book. The most popular Nirvana book and probably one of the best. This book has lots of information right from the beginning of Cobain's life until the end, plus the aftermath. It has lots of stuff in it. A must have for any Nirvana fan.
Date published: 1999-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nirvana Rocks Nirvana Rocks and this book tells anything you need to know about them. If you like Nirvana or Kurt READ THIS BOOK!
Date published: 1999-06-15