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The amplified come as you are : the story of Nirvana / Michael Azerrad.

Azerrad, Michael, (author.).


In 1993, Michael Azerrad published Come as you are: the story of Nirvana, which stands as the definitive biography of Nirvana, the legendary band that upended the pop cultural landscape with Nevermind, the landmark album that became the soundtrack of Generation X, capturing its confusion, frustration, and passion. Written with the band's complete cooperation--the only book to feature interviews with singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl--it became a massive bestseller, translated into fourteen languages. 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 of the most significatnt songwriters and musicians in rock history. Now, Azerrad has revisited and reconsidered his original text. Vivid, evocative, and thought-provoking, this "amplified" version is a truly unique and exciting book within a book.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063279933
  • ISBN: 0063279932
  • Physical Description: 614 pages : illustrations(black and white) portraits, photographs, facsimilies ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : that would be too Guns n' Roses -- I don't care if you like me, I hate you -- A greasy-haired little rebellious kid -- We were just concerned with fucking around -- That's my brother Chris. He listens to punk rock. -- These guys were from Aberdeen -- Everything's gettin' all radical -- These guys are going to be bigger than The Beatles! -- "Are you hungry?" "Yes" -- Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo -- It felt as if we couldn't be stopped -- It is now time to make it unclear -- A cross-format phenomenon -- Slam-dancing with Mr. Brownstone -- All we did was cry -- Three nice, decent, clean-cut young men -- It's anger. It's death. And absolute total bliss -- Things that piss me off -- Grown-ups don't like it -- A sad little sensitive, unappreciative, Pisces-Jesus man -- Epilogue : a dark constellation.
Subject: Grohl, David, musician.
Crover, Dale, musician.
Novoselic, Krist, musician.
Smear, Pat, musician.
Cobain, Kurt, 1967-1994, musician.
Nirvana (Musical group)
Rock groups > United States.
Rock musicians > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library BIOGRAPHY NIRVANA (Text)
Memorial : In Memory Of: Dr. William L. Traxel, Jr. Presented By: Jennifer T. Leonard.
38420101827612 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Available -

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