I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana

I Found My Friends The Oral History of Nirvana I Found My Friends re creates the story of Nirvana from its earliest days in to its sudden end seven years later through the words of the musicians and producers who played and interacted with

  • Title: I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana
  • Author: Nick Soulsby
  • ISBN: 9781250061522
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Found My Friends re creates the story of Nirvana, from its earliest days in 1987 to its sudden end seven years later, through the words of the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band Soulsby interviewed over 200 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well known alternative bands such as Hole, Mudhoney, Meat Puppets, BI Found My Friends re creates the story of Nirvana, from its earliest days in 1987 to its sudden end seven years later, through the words of the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band Soulsby interviewed over 200 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well known alternative bands such as Hole, Mudhoney, Meat Puppets, Buzzcocks, Butthole Surfers, and the Jesus Lizard, as well as countless others from the alternative rock revolution Readers get a 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 and recollections from their first manager, who hosted the band s first ever gig.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.

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    1. But Kurt was super-quiet … He was just one of those guys who would walk by and you just wouldn’t notice him right off the bat. One day in school he passed up a note to the girl behind me; she passed it to me and it said, “Will you teach me to play guitar?” I told him, “Yeah, no problem.” But it never happened.This is really a whole lot of quotes from a lot of different people, bundled together in chapters, all about Nirvana, collected from the beginning until the end (i.e. after Cob [...]

    2. This book will be an immediate must-read for any true Nirvana fan. Soulsby interviewed 200+ musicians who toured with and knew Nirvana and Cobain, from the beginning (February 1987) to the bitter end (April 1994). The compilation of recollections is thrilling to read for a music nerd, but for less enthusiastic fans, the often fuzzy memories of aging rockers may become tedious reading. I would have loved more discussion from Soulsby between chapters, or perhaps just more of an author's recap afte [...]

    3. I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. Anyone who is a fan of Nirvana will love this book!

    4. Out of the the books I've read the most lately the two genre has been fantasy and music these are areas that I have never read in the past. I enjoyed this book because of it's style and how it deals with a time when I wasn't following music that much and had no knowledge of the grunge scene or sound. Nivrana was just a name that I had heard but really didn't know what the music was. So I learned what Nivrana and Kurt went through in those years to get to the top. But what makes it interesting is [...]

    5. Nirvana, one of rock history's greatest bands, started as two simple guys in Washington. Through this book, author Nick Soulsby gets to a more intimate side of the history of the band. Using interviews from other musicians and people who knew them from the start, he tells the story of how the band came to be, their rise to stardom, the struggle to find the right drummer, the drug abuse, emotional trauma, and ultimately the demise of the band following Kurt Cobain's tragic death.This book reveals [...]

    6. Not sure how I feel about this one. Yes, some of these people knew the band, but how many times did I read, "I didn't know Kurt well but he seemed"Full review to come. +++++++++My book blog: allthebookblognamesaretaken.blfacebook/AllTheBookBl+++++++e calling it "I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Bands from the Pacific Northwest in the Early 90s with a Major Emphasis on Nirvana" would have bordered on ridiculous.I love Nirvana, always will. I don't like giving a poor rating to a book about [...]

    7. A great take on a scene history -- the entire book is made up of snippets of interviews from other bands who were around at the same time (and/or knew) Nirvana. While it does give some insight into Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, it's more interesting as a primer of the Seattle alternative scene in the late '80s/early '90s. This is not an ode glorifying Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, or grunge; in fact, many of the interviews are critical of one or all three of the topics. The patchwork of interviews gives a co [...]

    8. RIP Kurt Cobain First Reads Winner!!!Being a 90's kid, I was all about the Seattle scene, a little grungy and fucking over the system. This book is so much more than a Nirvana book. It goes into great detail about the entire career of Nirvana with also giving you a behind the scenes look at how grunge came to be. Be it releasing an ep or going on tour. How they all survived on nothing. This will also show you the other side of Courtney Love we all know was inside of her. An evil jealous bitch, b [...]

    9. I really loved this book.This takes the idea of oral history, usually used to tell fables and applies to Nirvana. It is well detailed including the early years before Nirvana settled on a name. While focusing heavily on Nirvana, it also talks mentions other bands like the Melvins, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden,Sonic Youth and so many others that were part of the "Grunge" scene. If you like Nirvana, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. It also contributes to the history of other lesser known bands [...]

    10. While I can't say I've ever been a rabid fan of Nirana, the group is a part of my late teen years. Always having a liking for music from a variety of genres with a core of rock, Nirvana struck a chord.I Found My Friends provides an interesting insight into the band's background through the recollections of their contemporaries.It is, in it's own way, a study in perceptions. What the public may have thought or deduced as opposed to how others behind the scenes saw the same incidents.What would ha [...]

    11. A great book to understand how Nirvana exploded into the music scene from the bands that were there. I dont pretend to know tons about the band, but it has definitely sparked my interest in the 90s seattle sound. . I honestly like the album Bleach the most. I think this book is great as it does not focus so heavily on Cobains heroin addiction and focuses on the music and his love for it. Also, not many books focus on how the drummer changed numerous times before choosing Grohl, which I think is [...]

    12. This book is really effective at conveying the creativity and camaraderie of the Seattle (Tacoma/Olympia) music scene during the rise of Nirvana. Smart move of author Nick Soulsby to interview so many musicians of all levels of fame to achieve this. I did start to skim after a while, looking for Soulsby's comments to provide larger context and meaning so I guess I would have liked the balance to tip a little more heavily towards more of that and a slightly smaller percentage of interviews. Overa [...]

    13. I love history of rock bands. I was really happy with my heavy metal boy bands of the 1980's, some of which are still together. Then I remember in 1987 MTV started showing Nirvana and the garage/grunge music. This is a good history if this band. I cannot stand this type of music myself, I find it depressing. But the band sure had talent.

    14. First I would like to say that I received a free copy of this through First Reads. I really enjoyed this book because although I am a fan of Nirvana, it gave me more information and depth of what they were like. It was neat to see how different people talked about them and their thoughts. It is definitely a book I would recommend to any Nirvana fan.

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