Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There

Author(s): Carrie Borzillo

Music Biography

This unique telling of the story of Kurt Cobain's years with Nirvana is made up of quotes and interviews from the people who were there as the story was unfolding. Written by a leading journalist, it's as near as possible to a day-by-day log of every significant event from the band's inception right through to Kurt Cobain's tragic early death. Spawned in the intensely fertile music scene that blossomed in and around Seattle in the late 1980s, Nirvana instantly distinguished itself by virtue of the singular passion that drove its leader, Kurt Cobain. The singer was imbued with incredible personal magnetism, as well as an uncommon gift for articulating the chaotic emotions of what has been called a lost generation, but his extreme distaste for the attention attracted by those talents proved overwhelming. Nirvana's influence is certain to be felt for many years to come, and this book looks for the reasons behind their seismic impact.


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"Essential reading for any fan." (Kerrang!) "Borzillo did her homework, researching every stop on every tour and interviewing the key players... Useful and interesting." (The Chicago Sun-Times) "Conveys the day-to-day sequence of events with care and accuracy." (Danny Goldberg, former Nirvana manager)"

Carrie Borzillo has been an entertainment journalist since the age of 17, when she wrote about unknown rock bands for the free music magazine in her home state, Connecticut. She earned a degree in Journalism and went on to work for Billboard. She has worked for a variety of music and entertainment magazines, including Us Weekly, Teen People, Spin, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, People, and E!. She appears regularly on television as a music expert. She has written four books and continues to write for magazines.

Introduction 1: "1965-1987: Hey May Let's Start a Band"; 2. 1988: Gunka, Gunka, Clank; 3. 1989: Righteous Heaviness from Olympia; 4. 1990: Something Bigger On the Way; 5. 1991: Cannonballing Off the Balconies; 6. 1992: Totally Violated; 7. 1993: Moments of Brilliance; 8. 1994: Peace, Love, Empathy.

General Fields

  • : 9780233004143
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • : March 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carrie Borzillo
  • : Hardback
  • : 782.421660922
  • : 256
  • : illustrations