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I found my friends : the oral history of Nirvana
Soulsby, Nick, author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
Physical Description:
xvi, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
"I found my friends recreates the short and tempestuous times of Nirvana through the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. The guides for this trip didn't just watch the life of this legendary band--they lived it. Soulsby interviewed over 150 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well-known alternative bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Kennedys, and Butthole Surfers, as well as scores of smaller, but no less fascinating bands. In this groundbreaking look at a legendary band, readers will see 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 on Brazilian and Argentine sides, and the man who hosted the first ever Nirvana gig's recollections of jamming with the band at that inaugural event. 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"--
First fruit, February to December 1987 -- The first album: Nirvana in studio, January 1988 -- The lost drummer, February to May 1988 -- Becoming a Seattle band, April to June 1988 -- Sub pop and Bleach, June 1988 to January 1989 -- First tour, first lessons, February to July 1989 -- Still broke: second tour, September to October 1989 -- Young band in new land: Europe, October to December 1989 -- Home soil, January to February 1990 -- Nobody knows we're new wave, March to May 1990 -- Intermission, June to September 1990 -- New blood, October to December 1990 -- Corporate-rock whores, January to July 1991 -- Takeoff, August to December 1991 -- Falling apart in Asia/Pacific, January to February 1992 -- Festival season, June to September 1992 -- Politics, pressure, and South America, October 1992 to January 1993 -- In Utero, February to September 1993 -- Creaking: the In Utero tour, October 1993 to January 1994 -- One more solo? the curtain falls, February to April 1994.
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