Nirvana came out of nowhere in to sell nearly five million copies of their landmark album “Nevermind,” whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies. Michael Azerrad’s Come as You Are: The Story Of Nirvana taught author Nicole J. Georges how to overcome her teenage angst and grow up. (Route On the Road to Nirvana) instead. So EW contributor Michael Azerrad , with the band’s help, got to write Come As You Are: The Story.

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I can empathize with the challenge this presents for Azerrad. My husband referred me to this biography about Nirvana and here I am.

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The other interesting thing is the way the book gave context to a lot of what was going on around the Seattle music scene in the late s and early s. Michael Azerrad leveraged fantastic access to the band, so the story K got me doing some music biography reading, and I came across a cheap used copy of this one, so I finally got around to reading it just twenty short years after my Nirvana-listening peak. The Story of Nirvana.

Come as You Are: Be careful what you wish for, Kurt. To ask other readers questions about Come As You Areplease sign up. He obviously had incredible access to the performers. It may be because Kurt Cobain many times wrote the lyrics almost impromptu just before a recording session almost at a stream of consciousness rate.

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Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana

There is a short afterward from the author that comments on the suicide. This was a great book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I had no idea! In no time at all, the book was dog-eared, crusty, bent back, spine cracked and totally disgusting. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Instead, the book is vibrant with the energy, excitement, and passion that swept local musicians the day “Nevermind” was released, local audiences in the months after, the U.

He felt the world was out to get him and that constant fear along with a heroin addiction drove him to pull the trigger. The author takes us through the earliest of days of the band and pulls no punches as Cobain begins to fall apart tue and mentally.

Sep 15, Connor Martin rated it it was amazing.

Proving that rock is a way of expressing one’s self, a way to communicate and “come together”, a way to fight what’s bothering us socially, politically and personally.

Dec 26, Fergal Bannon rated it it was amazing.

Had a lot of funny situations and of course occasional tears. Azerrad’s great failure is that he never comes to terms with Kurt’s sickness, and indeed takes all of his junkie rationalizations at face value. I wasn’t into “grunge” music or the scene.


They were a public figure who leveraged the media for their personal assaults and to gain notoriety by further throwing gas on the fire. There are appalling moments of ego that are only tempered by the sad knowledge that he would destroy himself soon after the book came out.

Following the death of Kurt CobainAzerrad wrote a new final chapter for the book’s second printing, which was released in the summer of Also no talent at all. The conspiracy theorists who staunchly believe Courtney played a heavy hand in his death are completely mistaken. I like that it includes interviews from other people who confirm or disprove some of the stories, or describe them from other perspectives.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Scenes from the American Indie Underground Apr 12, Neri. So, yeah, Nirvana’s music was not my thing. They proved that people don’t want the stupid pop songs that lack any meaning.