Nirvana – Nevermind
Label: Geffen Records / Subpop
Cat #: DGC-21125
Format: Vinyl, Album, LP, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram
New 180 gram audiophile edition, pressed in Germany at PALLAS.
A1 Smells Like Teen Spirit 5:00
A2 In Bloom 4:13
A3 Come As You Are 3:38
A4 Breed 3:03
A5 Lithium 4:16
A6 Polly 2:56
B1 Territorial Pissings 2:22
B2 Drain You 3:43
B3 Lounge Act 2:35
B4 Stay Away 3:30
B5 On A Plain 3:12
B6 Something In The Way 3:43
Art Direction, Design – Robert Fisher
Bass, Backing Vocals – Chris Novoselic
Drums – David Grohl
Engineer [Assistant At Scream] – Craig Doubet
Engineer [Assistant At Sound City] – Jeff Sheehan
Guitar, Vocals, Lyrics By – Kurt Cobain
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman, Howie Weinberg
Mixed By – Andy Wallace
Music By – Nirvana
Photography [Cover Photo] – Kirk Weddle
Photography [Monkey Photo] – Kurdt Kobain
Photography [Photos] – Michael Lavine
Producer, Engineer – Butch Vig, Nirvana
.......and "Nevermind" still sounds fresh. How? Nirvana were just that damn good. Dave Grohl's drumming was not only powerful, but lightning-speed fast (my personal pick for the greatest drummer ever). Krist Novoselic's bass skills were amazing, melodic, furious, and catchy. And Kurt Cobain, well, what can't you say about the guy? I can sit here and say all these great (and true) things about Kurt, but I'll leave it at this: there is a reason Kurt is a legend, and this was proven numerous times before his unfortunate passing. All the classics are here, "In Bloom", "Lithium", "Come As You Are" (my personal favorite from the band), and, of course, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". But the album as a whole is amazing. "Drain You" is one of the best Alternative songs ever made. "Breed", "Territorial Pissings", and "Stay Away" are punk rock perfection. "Something In The Way" is haunting (it's far superior on their "Unplugged In New York" album), while "Polly" is a glimpse of Cobain's "softer" side at it's best. Even the worst ones here, "Lounge Act" and "On A Plane", are better than anything Creed will ever do (I guess that isn't saying much, but you get the point, those two songs are still brilliant). Cobain was a brilliant singer-songwriter, he could be filled with rage and self-doubt one second ("Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Something In The Way") and be funny the next ("Breed" and "Lithium"). From lines like "Here we are now, entertain us" to "I'm so ugly, that's okay, 'cause so are you", not many could even come close to the talent of Kurt Cobain. From start to finish, Nirvana made one of those rare albums that manages to pull everything out of the bare essentials (guitars, bass, drums) and make an absolute classic out of it. Some of these songs sound better on the band's live albums, and even "In Utero" was just as good as "Nevermind" (despite what some say), and even those two albums put together could not equal "Unplugged In New York"; but this still stands as a landmark for not only rock, but music in general. It was talent beyond anything mortal, that's for sure
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl and produced by Butch Vig, the song uses a verse-chorus form where the main four-chord riff is used during the intro and chorus to create an alternating loud and quiet dynamic.
The unexpected success of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was Nirvana's first and biggest hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and placing high on music industry charts all around the world in 1991 and 1992.
winning two MTV Video Music Awards for its music video, which was in heavy rotation on music television. The song was dubbed an "anthem for apathetic kids" of Generation X
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Live at Castle Theatre, Roma, Italy, 1991-11-19
Nirvana - Lithium
This song truly brings Kurt back to life.....
Nirvana - Something In The Way
This band changed everything at the time, Like Elvis, Bob Dylan , The Beatles , The Stones, Jimi Hendrix , The Sex Pistols and then Nirvarna ..It seems a long time since that last major rock/pop change..
I remember when he was becomming famous he said, "People I hated in school were coming up to me asking for my autograph." He wanted to be left alone but his music took off.