Nirvana: Teen Spirit: The Stories Behind Every Song

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 135 pages
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Unflaggingly faithful to its punk rock roots, Nirvana was the catalyst behind a sea of change, the likes of which the music world had not seen since the Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion more than a quarter of a century before. Spawned in the intensely fertile music scene that blossomed in and around Seattle in the late 1980s, Nirvana instantly distinguished itself from the bulk of its peers by virtue of the singular passion that drove its leader, Kurt Cobain. The singer was imbued with incredible personal magnetism, as well as an uncommon gift for articulating the chaotic emotions of what has been called a lost generation. Although the band released just five albums, Nirvana's influence is certain to be felt for many years to come; Teen Spirit examines the multiple reasons behind that impact. The book follows Nirvana from its earliest beginnings to rock superstardom, pinpointing the genesis of each of the band's original songs and exploring the sources from which they chose the cover songs that punctuated their records. Dozens of superb photographs illustrate Nirvana's amazing story.

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About the author (2003)

Jerry Schilling has spent forty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, film editor, producer, and manager for such acts as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Billy Joel. His credits as a film and television producer include the Disneys "Elvis: The Great Performances"; the ten-hour series "History of Rock n Roll"; A&E biographies of Brian Wilson and Sam Phillips; and the CBS special "Elvis by the Presleys,"
Chuck Crisafulli is a veteran entertainment journalist and the author of several books, most recently "Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld,

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