I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana

I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana

by Nick Soulsby
I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana

I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana

by Nick Soulsby


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I Found My Friends re-creates the story of Nirvana, from its earliest days in 1987 to its sudden end seven years later, through the words of the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. Soulsby interviewed over 200 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well-known alternative bands such as Hole, Mudhoney, Meat Puppets, Buzzcocks, Butthole Surfers, and the Jesus Lizard, as well as countless others from the alternative rock revolution. Readers get a more personal history of Nirvana than ever before, including Nirvana's consideration of nearly a dozen previously unmentioned candidates for drummer before settling on David Grohl; a recounting of Nirvana's famously disastrous South American shows from never-before-heard sources; and recollections from their first manager, who hosted the band's first ever gig.

I Found My Friends relives Nirvana's meteoric rise from the days before the legend to through their increasingly damaged superstardom. More than twenty years after Kurt Cobain's tragic death, Nick Soulsby removes the posthumous halo from the brow of Kurt Cobain and travels back through time to observe one of rock and roll's most critical bands as no one has ever seen them before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250061522
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nick Soulsby is the author of Dark Slivers: Seeing Nirvana in the Shards of Incesticide and blogs about the band on his web site.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xv

1.0 First Fruit: February to December 1987 1

2.0 The First Album: Nirvana in Studio January 1988 17

3.0 The Lost Drummer: February to May 1988 25

4.0 Becoming a Seattle Band: April to June 1988 35

5.0 Sub Pop and Bleach: June 1988 to January 1989 49

6.0 First Tour, First Lessons: February to July 1989 72

7.0 Still Broke: Second Tour: September to October 1989 94

8.0 Young Band in New land: Europe: October to December 1989 107

9.0 Home Soil: January to February 1990 116

10.0 Nobody Knows We're New Wave: March to May 1990 133

11.0 Intermission: June to September 1990 150

12.0 New Blood: October to December 1990 168

13.0 Corporate-Rock Whores: January to July 1991 179

14.0 Takeoff: August to December 1991 198

15.0 Falling Apart in Asia/Pacific: January to February 1992 216

16.0 Festival Season: June to September 1992 233

17.0 Politics, Pressure, and South America: October 1992 to January 1993 255

18.0 In Utero: February to September 1993 270

19.0 Creaking: The In Utero Tour: October 1993 to January 1994 285

20.0 One More Solo? The Curtain Falls: February to April 1994 302

Timeline 319

Index 335

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