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Never Fade Away
     

Never Fade Away

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by Dave Thompson
 

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Never Fade Away is Dave Thompson's inside look at the life of one of the most thought-provoking men of all time - Kurt Cobain. Examining an artisitic genius who was light years ahead of his time, this is an unfailing account of Nirvana's rise and Cobain eventual descent.

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Never Fade Away is Dave Thompson's inside look at the life of one of the most thought-provoking men of all time - Kurt Cobain. Examining an artisitic genius who was light years ahead of his time, this is an unfailing account of Nirvana's rise and Cobain eventual descent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250051219
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/15/1994
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
631,504
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Thompson is also the author of Depeche Mode, Go Phish, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Never Fade Away 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty much correct on everything that happened in Kurt's life. One of the best I've read about my bubby in a while. Courtney took my beloved cousin away from me! READ 'Love and Death' by Max Wallace and Ian Halperin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good but I wish that the book wouldn't make Courtney love as a hero or a victim because she wasn't
Guest More than 1 year ago
He was a living legend that decided to end his radical alteration of the music scene early. He ended his life as a revolutionary ¿god,¿ to some he was ¿god,¿ to others he was just known as Kurt Cobain. In Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story by Dave Thompson he is portrayed as an unstable, unpredictable, but an intelligent young man. The book starts out describing Kurt¿s tragic death in his Seattle home. It then goes into a little bit of explanation of the media¿s responses to the rumor of his death. It describes his background and a little bit about his wife, Courtney Love, and his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Next, the book moves into Kurt¿s rough childhood. It includes interviews with people who knew Kurt in his childhood, they all said that he was so extremely gifted, and smart. He was a very happy young child, but his life started to fall apart when his parents got divorced. The book crawls into his harsh life as an angst-ridden teen. It then explains the start of Nirvana. It begins with the rawness of the Seattle grunge scene and it travels to big arenas. The story is explained in a very raw and truthful manor. Overall, the book was very informative to someone who didn¿t know the full story. Even if you know nothing about the tragic story of Kurt, this is a great book to invest you valuable time in. I enjoyed reading the book and it was a definite page-turner. The way that the direct quotes from Kurt and people who knew him are embedded into the text is really quite genius. I love the way the book goes way further into the story and describes every detail of his life. At times while reading the book, I felt like I was living it with Kurt, which is compelling, raw, and not to mention a little bit scary. The book captures the crude spirit of rock & roll the way we know and love it. I recommend this book for anyone who wants the Cobain story in a truthful way. I wouldn¿t recommend it for anyone who can¿t handle the rough reality of life, or for someone who can¿t handle anything crude. All in all, this book was extremely great, compelling, canny, and just downright forthright. It is a great investment for anyone willing to read about the tragic story of Kurt Cobain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the first books I've read about Kurt and probably the best. It was raw, real and amazing, just like Kurt. You got a lot of insite to his life outside the overly done fame. It is a door to the life of the infamous, depressing, thought provoking man who was lightyears ahead of his time. Its a 'must have' for Nirvana fans who want to step inside the hellish dream, that is Kurt Cobain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have read many books on kurt and seen many television documanteries, but this one tops it all. kurt was my god and when he died, a part of me died with him. this book brought it all back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never Fade Away is probably the best book about Kurt Cobain yet! I'd recommend it to anybody
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was interesting and has so much need info.nirvana was a great band.too bad they arent here anymore..
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Guest More than 1 year ago
anything bout kurt is raw and gut wrenching... he was an amazing person and this was an amazing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book makes you feel ur with kurt and by his side.. just READ IT!?!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An Informative yet interesting book
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome ~ heavier than heaven is so much better and it provides a hell of a lot more information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great. Why have am I only the 9th person to review this book?!
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you don't know much about kurt cobain or nirvana this book is interesting and to the point. I have a wide knowledge of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana so I found it a quick to the point book... still quite interesting but nothing I didn't know and couldn't find a million websites on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
anything on the life of kurt cobain gets my reading. he was a role model to me, and i wish he was still alive. this book says it all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's very rare to find a book this inspirering based on so many facts, that doesnt force a certian opinion on you. Even people not particularly interesterd in the Kurt Cobain story could get something from this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it as a good book. it had a lot of good info on kurt. it goes back to his and all the way to the end of his great life. the only bad thing is that it has a lot of info on there reocrd lable and the bands that got him started and stuff like that.