Nirvana Companion: Two Decades of Commentary

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To demonstrate how Nirvana heralded the rebirth and then the death of punk, this collection surveys the band from the first article ever written on them to appraisals of the impact of Kurt Cobain's death. This is the first collection of writing on Nirvana derived from a variety of sources, and it includes extensive interviews with the band members, concert reviews, and critical assessments of the music.
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Overview

To demonstrate how Nirvana heralded the rebirth and then the death of punk, this collection surveys the band from the first article ever written on them to appraisals of the impact of Kurt Cobain's death. This is the first collection of writing on Nirvana derived from a variety of sources, and it includes extensive interviews with the band members, concert reviews, and critical assessments of the music.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028649306
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/1998
  • Series: Companion Series
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Nirvana at the End of History
It May Be the Devil and It May Be the Lord ... But It Sure as Hell Ain't Human (1988) 9
Nirvana: Bleached Wails (1989) 11
Nirvana: Signin' on the Dotted Line and Other Tales of Terror (1991) 14
From Route 666: The Road to Nirvana (1993) 22
Station to Devastation: Nirvana (1991) 31
In Search of Nirvana (1992) 37
A Note on Sonic Youth 42
Kill Yr Tunings (1994) 44
In My Head I'm So Ugly (1992) 55
Kurt Cobain's Well-Tempered Tantrums (1992) 65
A Note on Kurt's Jag-Stang 68
Come As You Aren't (1992) 68
Nirvana: Crucified by Success? (1992) 72
Smashing Their Heads on That Punk Rock (1993) 78
Nirvana Set Has Smell of Success (1993) 87
A Note on the Corn Dolly 90
Closing the Circle: That Punk with Burroughs (1997) 92
the invisible generation, from The Ticket That Exploded (1966) 103
A Note on Courtney Love 117
All You Need Is Love: Face to Face with Kurt and Courtney (1992) 118
The Dark Side of Kurt Cobain (1993) 135
A Note on Frances Farmer 152
Nirvana, the Band That Hates to Be Loved (1993) 153
Cobain't That Peculiar (1993) 157
Nirvana Bassist Forms Artist, Fan Action League in Seattle (1995) 162
Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana (1997) 164
A Note on Leadbelly 229
Blood on the Tracks (1994) 230
Love Hangover (1994) 236
Chronology 241
Selected Discography 245
Selected Bibliography 247
About the Contributors 251
Permissions 254
Index 257
About the Editors 274
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    GREAT BOOK!!!!

    The Nirvana Companion is a great book! It tells you all about Kurt Cobain and his hard times, it also has pictures!

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