- Narrated by: Michael Azerrad
- Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
- Release date: 10-24-23
Nirvana By Michael Azerrad AudioBook summary
An audiobook reflecting on the meaning of the revolutionary band Nirvana, their leader Kurt Cobain, and the band’s personal, musical and cultural contexts in the ’90s.
It has been three decades since Nirvana upended the pop cultural landscape with Nevermind, the landmark album that became the soundtrack of Generation X, capturing its confusion, frustration, and passion. In 1993, Michael Azerrad published what stands as the definitive biography of this revolutionary band and its star-crossed leader Kurt Cobain. Written with the band’s complete cooperation—the only book to feature interviews with Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl—it became a massive bestseller and, in the words of Cobain, “the best rock book I’ve ever read.”
Seven months after the book’s original publication, Cobain was dead by suicide, making Come as You Are the only book-length record of the inner life and creative mind of one the most significant songwriters and musicians in rock history—a haunting and haunted artist whose influence continues powerfully to the present day.
In this new work, a compelling narrative formed out of the annotations from The Amplified Come as You Are, Azerrad deepens our understanding of this legendary band. He solves former mysteries, reinterprets the key players and the time, investigates depression and other psychic traumas, debunks myths and legends, and offers celebrations of that pivotal moment in the mid ’90s as he searches for the answer to the question: Why was this music so extraordinarily powerful?