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 picked this up in anticipation of the new Kurt Cobain documentary that’s coming to Nashville soon. Now, I can actually stay I finally understand what drew him to someone like Courtney Love. But I also wonder if maybe that access didn’t lead him to be too close to his material. You could tell he did his research and benefited greatly from having a personal relationship with the guys in the band. Suddenly the whole world is asking for insight into his genius and scrutinizing his life choices.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. It cleared up a lot of speculation that was put out there about Kurt, especially.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I don’t have much time right now, so I’m just going to jot down a few thoughts in list form. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The quintessential negative creep who blew his head off at Maybe she epitomizes punk rock. An incredible story of an incredible band that changed the perception of alternative music. Creative energy can turn inward and destroy you, or it can be directed outward as joy. The arf of the book captures something that could have never been discussed the same way after April This book was recommended to me by goodreads —thanks good reads!


Jan 31, Carol Storm rated it liked it. To ask other readers nifvana about Come As You Areplease sign dtory. Sep 11, Matt rated it really liked it.

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad

I also enjoyed the focus on the struggle between artistic vision and the mass market demands of the record labels. I was present during the infamous debacle at Trees in Dallas October 19, and even wrote a short review for my university paper after calling the venue and speaking with a couple of employees of Trees, both who I knew personally.

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 hirvana.

Whether it’s panic over growing older or fondness for adolescence, I can’t say. I was once one as well.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I guess you could say he was the Pied Piper of compassion. More than Eddie Michael.ckme and David Ruffin’s kids ever got.

It’s also very meaningful because Kurt Cobain was still alive when most of this was written. The author takes us through the earliest of days of the michal.come and pulls no punches as Cobain begins to fall apart physically and mentally.

I listened to their songs all the time and my most played playlist consisted only of Nirvana. English Choose a language for shopping. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I then started writing myself. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Come As You Are: Good all around intro book about the indie band Nirvana. Aug 07, lit. He tells a true account of the life of Kurt, the band, the fans, aree studio time, the drug use and struggles. March 24, 6: Yet the songs of this album are with clarity, emotion and nervous greatness.

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana

This is likely best work on Nirvana I will ever have read. Jan 12, Petra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Following the death of Kurt CobainAzerrad wrote a new final chapter for the book’s second printing, which was released in the summer of This Is a Call: The audio recordings of those talks has been coupled with video footage of his hometown, etc. Aug 02, Brett rated it it was ok Shelves: I left the office considering this.

It’s great from someone who grew up in the s because I remember a lot of the events that took place during the height of “Nirvanamania” The only thing that bugged me a little was that Kurt really was the central foc I couldnt put this book down! Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Come as You Are: I found zines by girls who were writing about their darkest secrets — liberating themselves by transforming these shames into micnael.come.