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New Nirvana book details the creation of the grunge band’s classic album, Nevermind

New book, 2020, The making of Nirvana - Nevermind (Classic alternative rock albums series). Author: Eduard Banulescu

The story of Nirvana, the iconic alternative rock group of the 1990s, has been told numerous times. But, often the tale has focused mostly on Kurt Cobain’s colossal fame, or his famous penchant for self-destruction. The new book The making of Nirvana – Nevermindwritten by Alt77’s own Eduard Bănulescu, tries to amend manner focus attention back to the band’s artistic merits. Here’s how the Seattle trio created a masterpiece.

New book, 2020, The making of Nirvana - Nevermind (Classic alternative rock albums series). Author: Eduard Banulescu
The Making of Nirvana – Nevermind is out on April 20th on Amazon

Nevermind, the epicenter of alternative rock

The making of Nirvana – Nevermind details the stories behind the songs, the recording and songwriting process, as well as the group’s gigantic cultural significance. Through a precise, high-paced history of the group circa 1991, Bănulescu tries to get to the bottom of just what made the Seattle trio one of the most significant groups of the decade. Is this the best book about the band Nirvana?

Nirvana Novoselic Grohl Cobain

The volume, without a doubt, aims to live up to the standard set by excellent group biographies such as Heavier than heaven by Charles R. Cross, as well as Kurt Cobain’s own posthumous Journals. The 2020 book tries to the reader and Cobain, Novoselic and Grohl acquainted, with the hopes of further improving the listening experience to one of rock’s greatest releases.

The stories behind Come as you are, Smells like teen spirit and others

The volume begins with the story of the unlikely friendship between Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, two high-school kids with a passion for art, low-brow humor and punk rock. Their bond soon lead to the creation of a band they dubbed Nirvana. Interestingly enough, according to the book, the early version of Nirvana opted to play Creedence Clearwater Revival numbers in a failed bid to raise capital for the member’s art supplies.

Nirvana - Nevermind album artwork

The book goes on to detail the release of the band’s debut album, Bleach, Dave Grohl‘s invitation to join the band, as well as their album deal with the major recording label, Geffen. It also offers insight into the success that followed their sophomore release, the divisive follow-up, In Utero, and the legendary Unplugged in New York concert. Although light and uncluttered, this Nirvana book goes in-depth about the group, the band member’s personalities and the creation of the songs.

It is the making of songs like Lithium, Smells like teen spirit or Come as you are that is at the heart of The Making of Nirvana – Nevermind. The book goes into great detail about the inspiration behind the songs, their evolution, as well as the behind the scenes work of alternative rock producer extraordinaire Butch Vig (Garbage).

The Making of Nirvana – Nevermind is out on Amazon on April 12th, 2020. It is planned to be the first volume in a collection detailing the stories behind some of the biggest classic rock albums.

About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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