Nirvana: The Biography

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Da Capo Press, Mar 17, 2009 - Music - 688 pages
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As the assistant editor of Melody Maker, Everett True was the first journalist to cover the Seattle music scene in early 1989 and interview Nirvana. He is responsible for bringing Hole, Pavement, Soundgarden, and a host of other bands to international attention. He introduced Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love, performed on stage with Nirvana on numerous occasions, and famously pushed Kurt onto the stage of the Reading Festival in 1992 in a wheelchair. Nirvana: The Biography is an honest, moving, incisive, and heartfelt re-evaluation of a band that has been misrepresented time and time again since its tragic demise in April 1994 following Kurt Cobain's suicide. True captures what the band was really like. He also discusses the music scene of the time-the fellow bands, the scenes, the seminars, the countless live dates, the friends and allies and drug dealers. Drawn from hundreds of original interviews, Nirvana: The Biography is the final word on Nirvana, Cobain, and Seattle grunge.
 

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Everything you always wanted to know about Nirvana . . . and a lot you didn't.Despite their relatively small recorded output, Nirvana put together a catalogue worthy of time-capsule placement ... Read full review

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British rock journalist True (Hey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the Ramones ) was friends with the members of Nirvana during the band's short time in the world spotlight in the early 1990s. Here, he ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Welcome To Aberdeen
3
Dont Want To Be Confused
13
Class Of 86
27
Gentle Sound Halffinished Town
39
Here Comes Sickness
63
Sub Pop Rock City
85
No Intellectual Perspective
110
50 And A Case Of Beer
133
Territorial Pissings
321
DOWN
349
Dirty Linen And Brimming Ashtrays
351
Adultoriented Grunge
373
Wheres The Mud Honey?
391
Shut Your Bitch Up
405
The Royal Couple
430
Foetuses And Seahorses
447

Corndogs And Candy
154
Duct Tape And Splinters
171
We Take Baths Not Showers
185
Monster Of Rock
203
Angels In The Snow
220
The Will Of Instinct
233
Love Is The Drug
251
THERE
269
Excess All Areas
271
Beautiful Beautiful Eyes
297
Eyes Wide Open
478
We Had Joy We Had Fun
494
Fallen Angels
526
Lovesick
543
Spring Rain
563
The Aftermath
584
Discography
593
Acknowledgements
615
Index
617
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About the author (2009)

Everett True is a music journalist and the author of biographies of the Ramones, the White Stripes, Supergrass, and many others. He lives in Brighton, England.

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