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Nevermind
Nevermind cover
Studio album by Nirvana
Released September 24, 1991
Recorded May – June 1991 at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys and Devonshire, North Hollywood, California
"Polly" recorded in April 1990 at Smart Studios, Madison, Wisconsin
Genre Grunge
Length 42:36 (59:23 with "Endless, Nameless")
Label DGC
Producer Butch Vig
Professional reviews
Nirvana chronology
Bleach
(1989)
Nevermind
(1991)
In Utero
(1993)
Singles from Nevermind
  1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
    Released: September 1991
  2. "Come as You Are"
    Released: March 1992
  3. "Lithium"
    Released: July 1992
  4. "In Bloom"
    Released: October 1992

Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind was the group's first release on Geffen Records, which signaled its move away from Seattle-based independent record label Sub Pop. Front man Kurt Cobain sought to make music outside of the restrictive confines of the Seattle grunge scene, drawing influence from groups such as the Pixies and its use of loud/quiet song dynamics. Nevermind may refer to: Nevermind, the 1991 album by the American alternative rock band Nirvana Never mind, the frequent exclamation of Emily Litella Nevermind (game), the 1989 video game Nevermind (song), a song by Red Hot Chili Peppers Category: ... Cover of the Nirvana album Nevermind. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vigorson, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a record producer and the drummer of the popular rock band Garbage. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942), is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics.[1] In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as Xgau. ... 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Nevermind was a surprise success by late 1991, largely due to the success of its lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit". By January 1992 it had replaced Michael Jackson's album Dangerous at number one on the Billboard charts. Nevermind was responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience, and would subsequently be regarded as one of the best rock albums of all time. Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Dangerous was the first album Michael Jackson released in the 1990s, on November 22, 1991. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Alternative music redirects here. ...

Contents

Background

Nirvana was a band from Aberdeen, Washington, formed by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, that had signed to Seattle independent record label Sub Pop. The group released its debut album Bleach in 1989, with Chad Channing on drums. However, Channing left Nirvana in 1990, and the band was in need of a permanent drummer. After seeing a show by hardcore punk band Scream, Novoselic and Cobain were impressed by the group's drummer, Dave Grohl. Following Scream's unexpected disbandment, Grohl contacted Novoselic, made his way to Seattle, and was soon invited to join the band. Novoselic said in retrospect that when Grohl joined the band, everything "fell into place".[1] Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, installed by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... Bleach is the debut album by the American grunge band Nirvana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hardcore Punk is a subgenre of Punk Rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Scream - This Side Up. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ...


Meanwhile Cobain was writing a number of new songs. Feeling disillusioned by the heavy detuned rock popular in the Seattle grunge scene and which Sub Pop had built its image upon, Cobain at the time was listening to bands like R.E.M., The Smithereens, and the Pixies, and began writing more melodic songs as a result. A key development was the single "Sliver", released on Sub Pop in 1990 (before Grohl joined the band), which Cobain said "was like a statement in a way. I had to write a pop song and release it on a single to prepare people for the next record. I wanted to write more songs like that."[2] Grohl said that the band at that point often made the analogy of likening their music to children's music, in that the band tried to make its songs as simple as possible.[1] REM or R.E.M. is an acronym for: Rapid Eye Movement, a phase during sleep U.S. rock music band R.E.M., formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 Roentgen equivalent man, a unit for measuring levels of exposure to radiation. ... The Smithereens are a rock band from Carteret, New Jersey. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Sliver is a song by the band Nirvana. ...


By the start of the 1990s Sub Pop was experiencing financial difficulties. With rumors that Sub Pop would sign up as a subsidiary for a major label, the band decided to "cut out the middleman" and start to look for a major label.[1] A number of labels courted the band, but Nirvana ultimately signed with Geffen Records based upon the recommendation of its management, who also managed the band's idols (and recent Geffen signings) Sonic Youth, and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon.[3] Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Gordon in 2005 Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953, in Rochester, New York), is a musician, vocalist, and artist. ...


Recording and production

In the spring of 1990, Nirvana began planning its second album for Sub Pop, tentatively titled Sheep. For the album, Sub Pop head Bruce Pavitt suggested Butch Vig as a potential producer.[1] Nirvana particularly liked Vig's work with Killdozer and called Vig up to tell him, "We want to sound as heavy as that record."[4] In April of 1990, the band travelled out to Vig's Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin to begin work on the album. Most of the basic song arrangements were completed by that time, but Cobain was still working on lyrics and the band was unsure of which songs to record.[5] Ultimately, eight songs were recorded: "Immodium" (later retitled "Breed"), "Dive" (later released as the b-side to "Sliver"), "In Bloom", "Pay to Play" (eventually renamed "Stay Away" and given a new set of lyrics), "Sappy", "Lithium", "Here She Comes Now" (released on Velvet Underground Tribute Album: Heaven and Hell Volume 1), and "Polly".[6] The band had planned to record more tracks, but Cobain blew his voice out on "Lithium", forcing them to shut down recording. Vig was told that the band would come back to record more songs but didn't hear anything for a while.[1] Instead, the band used the sessions as a demo tape to shop for a new label. Within a few months, the tape was circulating amongst major labels, creating a buzz around the group.[7] Bruce Pavitt is an American, best known for founding the record label Sub Pop. ... Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vigorson, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a record producer and the drummer of the popular rock band Garbage. ... Killdozer was the name of a band formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1983, with members Bill Hobson, Dan Hobson and Michael Gerald. ... Smart Studios is a recording studio located on East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Madison (disambiguation). ... Dive is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana. ... Nevermind track listing For the upcoming film, see In Bloom (film). ... For the Evanescence song, see Lithium (Evanescence song). ... Here She Comes Now/Venus in Furs is a split single released in 1991 on Communion Records. ...


After signing to Geffen, a number of producers for the album were suggested, including Scott Litt, David Briggs, and Don Dixon, but Nirvana held out for Vig.[8] Novoselic noted in 2001 that the band was already nervous about recording on a major label, since the producers suggested wanted percentage points for the album, and they optioned for Vig, whom they felt comfortable collaborating with.[9] Scott Litt is an American record producer who mostly works with artists in the alternative rock genre and is probably best known for producing six R.E.M. albums (Document, 1987; Green, 1988; Out of Time, 1991; Automatic for the People, 1992; Monster, 1994; and New Adventures in Hi-Fi... David Briggs (February 29, 1944 - November 26, 1995) was an American record producer best known for his work with Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse. ... Don Dixon is a record producer, songwriter, musician, bassist, and very occasional actor. ...


Afforded a budget of $65,000, Nirvana recorded Nevermind at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, California in May and June of 1991.[10] Nirvana was originally set to record the album during March and April of 1991, but the date kept getting pushed back in spite of the band's anxiousness to begin the sessions. To pay for gas money to get to Los Angeles, Nirvana played a show where they played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for the first time.[1] The band sent Vig some rehearsal tapes prior to the sessions that featured the Smart Sessions songs along with some new ones, notably "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are".[11] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... For other songs and uses of the phrase, see Come as you are. ...


When it arrived in California, Nirvana did a few days of pre-production where the band and Vig tightened up some of the song arrangements.[12] The only recording carried over from the Smart Studios sessions was the song "Polly", which included cymbal crashes performed by Chad Channing. Once recording commenced, the band worked eight to ten hours a day. The band members tended to take two or three tries at instrumental takes; if the takes weren't satisfactory at that point, they would move on to something else.[13] The group had rehearsed the songs so much before recording started that often only a few takes were needed.[9] Novoselic and Grohl finished their bass and drum track in a matter of days, but Cobain had to work longer on guitar overdubs, singing, and particularly lyrics (which sometimes were finished mere minutes before recording).[14] Cobain's phrasing was so consistent on various takes that Vig would mix the takes together to create overdubs.[13] Vig often had to trick Cobain, who was averse to performing multiple takes, into recording additional takes for overdubs. In particular, Vig convinced Cobain to double-track his vocals on the song "In Bloom" by telling him "John Lennon did it."[1] While the sessions went well generally, Vig said Cobain would become moody and difficult at times: "He'd be great for an hour, and then he'd sit in a corner and say nothing for an hour."[4] John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...


After the recording sessions were completed, Vig and the band set out to mix the album. However, after a few days, both Vig and the band members realized that they were unhappy with how the mixes were turning out. As a result, they decided to call in someone else to oversee the mixing, with DGC supplying a list of possible options. The list contained several familiar names, including Scott Litt (known for his work with R.E.M.) and Ed Stasium (known for his work with The Smithereens). However, Cobain feared that bringing in known mixers would result in the album sounding like the work of those bands. He decided to choose the guy at the bottom of the list next to the name Slayer: Andy Wallace. (Wallace co-produced Slayer's 1990 album Seasons in the Abyss.)[15] Novoselic recalled, "We said, 'right on,' because those Slayer records were so heavy."[16] Wallace ran the songs through various special effects boxes and tweaked the drum sounds, completing about one mix per day.[17] Both Wallace and Vig noted years later that upon hearing Wallace's work the band loved the mixes.[18] After the album's release members of Nirvana expressed dissatisfaction with the polished sound the mixer had given Nevermind. Cobain said in Come as You Are, "Looking back on the production of Nevermind, I'm embarrassed by it now. It's closer to a Mötley Crüe record than it is a punk rock record."[17] Scott Litt is an American record producer who mostly works with artists in the alternative rock genre and is probably best known for producing six R.E.M. albums (Document, 1987; Green, 1988; Out of Time, 1991; Automatic for the People, 1992; Monster, 1994; and New Adventures in Hi-Fi... The Smithereens are a rock band from Carteret, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana... Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by thrash metal band Slayer. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American Hard Rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. ...


Nevermind was mastered on the afternoon of August 2 in The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, California. Weinberg started working alone when no one else showed up at the appointed time in the studio; by the time Nirvana, Andy Wallace, and Gary Gersh arrived, Weinberg had mastered most of the album.[19] One of the songs mastered at the session, a hidden track called "Endless, Nameless" intended to appear at the end of "Something in the Way", was accidentally left off initial pressings of the album. Weinberg recalled, "In the beginning, it was kind of a verbal thing to put that track at the end. Maybe I misconstrued their instructions, so you can call it my mistake if you want. Maybe I didn't write it down when Nirvana or the record company said to do it. So, when they pressed the first twenty thousand or so CDs, albums, and cassettes, it wasn't on there." When the band discovered the song's omission after listening to its copy of the album, Cobain called Weinberg and demanded he rectify the mistake.[20] Weinberg complied and added about ten minutes of silence between the end of "Something in the Way" and the start of the hidden track on future pressings of the album.[21] In the field of recorded music, a hidden track (sometimes secret track) is a piece of music which has been placed on a Compact Disc, audio cassette, vinyl record or other recorded medium in such a way as to avoid detection by the casual listener. ... Something in the Way is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ...


Release

Nevermind was released on September 24, 1991 with 46,251 copies of the album shipped to American record stores;[22] 35,000 copies were shipped in the United Kingdom, where Bleach had been successful.[23] The lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" had been released on September 10th with the intention of being a base-building cut among alternative rock fans, while the next single "Come As You Are" would be the song that would possibly garner more attention.[24] The band set out on a short American tour four days before the release date to support the album. Geffen Records hoped that Nevermind would sell around 250,000 copies, which was the same level the record company had achieved with Sonic Youth's Geffen debut Goo.[25] The best estimate was that if the band, the management, and the label all worked really hard, the record could possibly be certified gold by September of 1992.[26] is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... Come as You Are is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. ... Goo is an album by alternative rock band Sonic Youth, released on June 26, 1990. ...


The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at position 144, which was high enough for the album to also top the Heatseekers chart.[27][28] Geffen shipped about half of the initial US pressing to the American Northwest, where it sold out quickly and was unavailable for days. Geffen reputedly put production of all other albums on hold in order to fulfill demand in the region.[29] Nevermind was already selling well, but over the next few months the album momentum increased significantly as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" unexpectedly became more and more popular. The song's video had received a world premiere on MTV's late night alternative show 120 Minutes but it soon proved so popular that the channel began playing it during the day.[30] The record was soon certified gold, but the band was relatively uninterested in the achievement. Novoselic recalled, "Yeah I was happy about it. It was pretty cool. It was kind of neat. But I don't give a shit about some kind of achievement like that. It's cool—I guess."[31] The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... -1... For the series of the same name in the United Kingdom, see 120 Minutes (UK TV series). ...


As the band set out for their European tour at the start of November 1991, Nevermind entered the Billboard Top 40 for the first time at number 35. By this point "Smells Like Teen Spirit" had become a genuine hit and the album was selling so fast none of Geffen's marketing strategies aimed at different sales levels could be enacted. Geffen president Ed Rosenblatt told the New York Times, "We didn't do anything. It was just one of those 'Get out of the way and duck' records."[32] Nirvana found as they toured Europe during the end of 1991 that the shows were dangerously oversold, television crews became a constant presence onstage, and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was almost omnipresent on radio and music television.[33] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Nevermind became Nirvana's first number one album on January 11, 1992, replacing Michael Jackson at the top of the Billboard charts.[34] By this time Nevermind was selling approximately 300,000 copies a week.[35] "Come As You Are" was finally released as the second single in March of 1992; it peaked at number 32 on the Billboard charts. Two more singles, "Lithium" and "In Bloom," were released from the album. Nevermind eventually spent two hundred and fifty-two weeks on the Billboard 200.[36] is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nevermind was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA on November 27, 1991, and was certified Diamond on March 24, 1999.[37] It was also certified Diamond in Canada (1,000,000 units) by the CRIA on March 19, 2001.[38] By April 2007, Nevermind has sold 26 million copies worldwide.[39] In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ...


Critical reception

Upon the album's release, several mainstream newspapers and magazines gave Nevermind positive reviews. Karen Schoemer of The New York Times wrote, "With 'Nevermind,' Nirvana has certainly succeeded. There are enough intriguing textures, mood shifts, instrumental snippets and inventive word plays to provide for hours of entertainment." Schoemer concluded, "'Nevermind' is more sophisticated and carefully produced than anything peer bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Mudhoney have yet offered."[40] Entertainment Weekly gave Nevermind an A- rating, and reviewer David Browne argued that on Nevermind Nirvana "never entertain the notion" of wanting to sound "normal," compared to other contemporary alternative bands.[41] Rolling Stone gave the album three out of five stars; reviewer Ira Robbins wrote, "If Nirvana isn't onto anything altogether new, Nevermind does possess the songs, character and confident spirit to be much more than a reformulation of college radio's high-octane hits."[42] The Boston Globe was less enthusiastic about the album; reviewer Steve Morse wrote, "Most of Nevermind is packed with generic punk-pop that been done by countless acts from Iggy Pop to the Red Hot Chili Peppers," and added "the band has little or nothing to say, settling for moronic ramblings by singer-lyricist Cobain."[43] Dinosaur Jr is an American alternative rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1983 as Dinosaur. ... Mudhoney is a grunge band, formed in Seattle in 1988. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... -1...


Nevermind was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll; "Smells Like Teen Spirit" also topped the single of the year and video of the year polls.[44] Nevermind topped the poll by a large majority, and Village Voice critic Robert Christgau wrote in his companion piece to the poll, "As a modest pop surprise they might have scored a modest victory, like De La Soul in 1990. Instead their multiplatinum takeover constituted the first full-scale public validation of the Amerindie values--the noise, the toons, the 'tude--the radder half of the [Pazz & Jop poll] electorate came up on."[45] This article is about a New York newspaper. ... The Pazz & Jop critics poll is a highly influential poll of music critics run by The Village Voice newspaper. ... Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942), is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics.[1] In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as Xgau. ... De La Soul is a Grammy-award winning hip hop group from Long Island, New York. ...


Nevermind has continued to garner critical praise since its release. The album was listed at number seventeen on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[46] Time placed Nevermind, which writer Josh Tyrangiel called "the finest album of the 90s," on its 2006 list of "The All-TIME 100 Albums."[47] In 2004, the Library of Congress chose Nevermind as one of fifty albums to be added to the National Recording Registry that year. Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Magazine Cover, November 2003. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ... The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings which are culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States. ...


Pressings and re-releases

In 1996, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab released Nevermind on vinyl as part of its ANADISQ 200 series, and as a 24-carat gold CD. The CD pressings included "Endless, Nameless". The LP version sold out quickly of its limited pressing, but the CD edition stayed in print.[48] In 1999 the Nevermind album was re-released in a collectors box set with the 1993 album In Utero. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL, or MoFi) is a company that produces audiophile releases of classic CDs and vinyl records. ... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... The carat (abbreviation ct or Kt) is a measure of the purity of gold alloys. ... In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 21, 1993 by DGC Records. ...


Music

Audio samples of 'Nevermind'
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
    Sample of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first track on the album. The sample illustrates the change in dynamics from verse to pre-chorus and chorus. The band maintains the chord progression throughout, relying on the changes in dynamics and the reintroduction of the main guitar riff at the end to indicate the shifts between sections.
    "Come as You Are"
    Sample of "Come as You Are", the second single from Nevermind. Guitarist Kurt Cobain uses a chorus pedal when playing his guitar, creating a "watery" effect.
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Cobain, Nirvana's main songwriter, fashioned chord sequences that were based mainly around power chords and wrote songs that combined pop hooks with dissonant guitar rhythms. His aim for Nevermind's material was to sound like the "Bay City Rollers getting molested by Black Flag".[49] Many of the songs on Nevermind feature shifts in dynamics, where the band changes from quiet verses to loud choruses. Dave Grohl said this approach originated during a four-month period prior to the recording of the album, where the band would experiment with extreme dynamics during regular jam sessions.[50] Image File history File links NirvanaSmellsLikeTeenSpirit. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... A chord progression (also chord sequence and harmonic progression or sequence), as its name implies, is a series of chords played in order. ... ComeAsYouAre. ... For other songs and uses of the phrase, see Come as you are. ... A chorus effect is: A condition in the way people perceive similar sounds coming from multiple sources. ... The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish Pop/rock band of the 1970s. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ...


Guitar World wrote, "Kurt Cobain's guitar sound on Nirvana's Nevermind set the tone for Nineties rock music." On Nevermind, Cobain played a 1960s Fender Mustang, a Fender Jaguar with DiMario pickups, and a few Fender Stratocasters with humbucker bridge pickups. The guitarist used distortion and chorus pedals as his main effects, the latter used to generate a "watery" sound on "Come as You Are" and the prechoruses of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".[51] Krist Novoselic tuned down his bass guitar one and a half steps to D flat "to get this fat-ass sound".[9] Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... The Fender Mustang is an electric guitar by the Fender Musical Instruments Company, introduced in 1964 as the basis of a major redesign of Fenders student models then consisting of the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic. ... The Fender Jaguar is an electric guitar that was introduced in 1962. ... Stratocaster redirects here. ... A chorus effect is: A condition in the way people perceive similar sounds coming from multiple sources. ...


Lyrics

Grohl said that Cobain told him, "Music comes first, lyrics come second," and Grohl believes that above all Cobain focused on the melodies of his songs.[1] Cobain was still working on the album's lyrics well into the recording of Nevermind. Additionally, Cobain's phrasing on the album is often difficult to understand. Vig asserted that clarity of Cobain's singing wasn't paramount. Vig said, "Even though you couldn't quite tell what he was singing about, you knew it was intense as hell."[1]


Charles R. Cross asserted in his 2001 biography of Kurt Cobain Heavier than Heaven that many of the songs written for Nevermind were about Cobain's dysfunctional relationship with Tobi Vail. After the relationship ended, Cobain began writing and painting violent scenes that included hatred for himself and others. Songs written during this period were less violent, but still reflected an anger absent from many of Cobain's previous songs.[52] Cross argues Cobain wrote about a half dozen songs about Vail, including "Drain You", "Lounge Act", "Lithium", and "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Though "Lithium" had been written previous to Cobain knowing Vail, the lyrics of the song changed until it contained references to her; Cobain also said in an interview with Musician that "some of my very personal experiences, like breaking up with girlfriends and having bad relationships, feeling that death void that the person in the song is feeling–very lonely, sick."[53] Charles R. Cross is a rock music journalist and author based in Seattle. ... Heavier Than Heaven is the name of a 2001 biography of musician Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the grunge rock band Nirvana. ... Tobi Vail (born July 20, 1969) is a musician, influential DIY punk zinester, and feminist theorist from Olympia, Washington. ... Musician (c. ...


Packaging

Nevermind had been tentatively titled Sheep by Cobain in what he saw as an inside joke towards the people he expected to buy the record. He wrote a fake ad for Sheep in his journal that read "Because you want to not; because everyone else is."[54] Novoselic said the title was inspired by the band's cynicism about the public's reaction to Operation Desert Storm.[9] Cobain grew tired of the title as recording sessions for the album were completed, and suggested to Novoselic that the new album be named Nevermind. Cobain liked the title because it was a metaphor for his attitude on life and was grammatically incorrect.[55] Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian...


The Nevermind album cover shows a baby swimming toward a US dollar bill on a fishhook. According to Cobain, he conceived the idea while watching a television program on water births with Grohl. Cobain mentioned it to Geffen's art director Robert Fisher. Fisher found some stock footage of underwater births but they were too graphic for the record company. Also, the stock house that controlled the photo of a swimming baby that they subsequently settled on wanted $7,500 a year for its use, so instead Fisher sent a photographer to a pool for babies to take pictures. Five shots were yielded and the band settled on the image of a three-month-old infant named Spencer Elden, the son of the photographer's friend Rick Elden. However, there was some concern because Elden's penis was visible in the image. Geffen prepared an alternate cover without the penis, as they were afraid that it would offend people, but relented when Cobain made it clear that the only compromise he would accept was a sticker covering the penis that would say "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile."[56] An album cover is a cover used to package commercial audio recordings such as the printed cardboard covers that were typically used to package 12 gramophone records from the 1960s through to the 1980s when the 12 record was the major format for distribution of popular music. ... Newborn with umbilical cord still attached after a water birth Water birth is a method of giving birth, which involves immersion in warm water. ... NOT Robert Fisher Robert Fisher is a novelist living in Vancouver, BC. ... 1991: Spencer Elden at four months old on the cover of Nirvanas album Nevermind. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ...


The back cover of the album features a photograph of a rubber monkey in front of a collage created by Cobain. The collage features photos of raw beef from a supermarket advert, images from Dante's Inferno, and pictures of diseased vaginas from Cobain's collection of medical photos. Cobain noted, "If you look real close, there is a picture of Kiss in the back standing on a slab of beef."[57] The album's liner notes contain no complete song lyrics; instead, the liner contains random song lyrics and unused lyrical fragements that Cobain arranged into a poem.[58] DANTE is also a digital audio network. ... Look up inferno, Inferno, infernal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ...


Legacy

Nevermind not only popularized the Seattle grunge movement, but brought alternative rock as a whole into the mainstream, establishing its commercial and cultural viability.[59] Nevermind's success surprised Nirvana's contemporaries, who felt dwarfed by its impact. Fugazi's Guy Picciotto later commented: "It was like our record could have been a hobo pissing in the forest for the amount of impact it had. [...] It felt like we were playing ukuleles all of a sudden because of the disparity of the impact of what they did".[60] In 1992, Jon Pareles of The New York Times described that in the aftermath of the album's breakthrough, "Suddenly, all bets are off. No one has the inside track on which of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of ornery, obstreperous, unkempt bands might next appeal to the mall-walking millions". Record company executives offered large advances and record deals to bands, and previous strategies of building audiences for alternative rock bands had been replaced by the opportunity to achieve mainstream popularity quickly.[61] City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fugazi (disambiguation). ... Guy Picciotto (born September 17, 1965) is an American musician from Washington, DC. He is most widely known for his roles as the guitarist and vocalist for the groups Fugazi, and Rites of Spring. ... Jon Pareles is an American journalist who is chief music critic at the arts section of the New York Times. ...


Michael Azerrad argued in his Nirvana biography Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana (1993) that Nevermind marked the emergence of a generation of music fans in their twenties in a climate dominated by the musical tastes of the baby boomer generation that preceded them. Azerrad wrote, "Nevermind came along at exactly the right time. This was music by, for, and about a whole new group of young people who had been overlooked, ignored, or condescended to."[62] Rolling Stone wrote in it entry for Nevermind on its 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, "No album in recent history had such an overpowering impact on a generation -- a nation of teens suddenly turned punk -- and such a catastrophic effect on its main creator."[63] Michael Azerrad is an American author, journalist and musician. ... For the video game, see Baby Boomer (video game). ...


Track listing

All songs were written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

  1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl) – 5:01
  2. "In Bloom" – 4:14
  3. "Come as You Are" – 3:39
  4. "Breed" – 3:03
  5. "Lithium" – 4:17
  6. "Polly" – 2:57
  7. "Territorial Pissings" – 2:22
  8. "Drain You" – 3:43
  9. "Lounge Act" – 2:36
  10. "Stay Away" – 3:32
  11. "On a Plain" – 3:16
  12. "Something in the Way" – 3:55
    • "Endless, Nameless" (6:44) is a hidden track on some copies of the record.

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Charts

Album

Charts (1991) Peak
position
Top Heatseekers 1
Finnish Album Charts 1
UK Albums Chart 7
Charts (1992) Peak
position
Billboard 200 1
Portugal Album Charts 1
Holland Albums Chart 2
ARIA Charts 2
Charts (1992) Peak
position
Switzerland Albums Chart 2
Austrian Albums Chart 2
Norwegian Albums Chart 2
New Zealand Albums Chart 2
Spanish Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 3
Hungarian Albums Chart 12
Sweden Albums Chart 13
Japanese Albums Chart 24

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Personnel

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See also

Nevermind its an Interview Nevermind Its an Interview is the only officially released Nirvana interview CD. It was released worldwide as a radio promo only in 1992. ... Classic Albums Nevermind Classic Albums - Nirvana - Nevermind was a documentary DVD released in March of 2005, as part of the Classic Albums series. ...

References

  • Classic Albums—Nirvana: Nevermind [DVD]. Isis Productions, 2004.
  • Azerrad, Michael. Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana. Doubleday, 1993. ISBN 0-385-47199-8
  • Berkenstadt, Jim; Cross, Charles. Classic Rock Albums: Nevermind. Schirmer, 1998. ISBN 0-02-864775-0
  • Cross, Charles. Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain. Hyperion, 2001. ISBN 0-7868-8402-9
  • Sandford, Christopher. Kurt Cobain. Carroll & Graff, 1995. ISBN 0-7867-1369-0

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Classic Albums—Nirvana: Nevermind [DVD]. Isis Productions, 2004.
  2. ^ Azerrad, 1993. p. 145
  3. ^ Azerrad, 1993. p. 162
  4. ^ a b Hoi, Tobias. "In Bloom." Guitar World. October 2001.
  5. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 29
  6. ^ Azerrad, 1993. p. 137
  7. ^ Azerrad, 1993. p. 138
  8. ^ Azerrad, 1993. p. 164-65
  9. ^ a b c d Cross, Charles R. "Requiem for a Dream." Guitar World. October 2001.
  10. ^ Sandford 1995, pg. 181
  11. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 167
  12. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 169
  13. ^ a b Azerrad 1993, pg. 174
  14. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 176
  15. ^ di Perna, Alan. "Grunge Music: The Making of Nevermind." Guitar World. Fall 1996.
  16. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 96
  17. ^ a b Azerrad 1993, pg. 179-80
  18. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 99
  19. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 102
  20. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 103
  21. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 104
  22. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 196
  23. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 113
  24. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 227
  25. ^ Wice, Nathaniel. "How Nirvana Made It". Spin. April 1992.
  26. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 193
  27. ^ "The Billboard 200", Billboard, October 19, 1991. 
  28. ^ "Heatseekers", Billboard, October 19, 1991. 
  29. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 119
  30. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 199
  31. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 202
  32. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 228
  33. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 203
  34. ^ "The Billboard 200", Billboard, January 11, 1992. 
  35. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 229
  36. ^ "The Billboard 200", Billboard, November 2, 1996. 
  37. ^ RIAA Searchable Database. Last accessed March 10, 2007.
  38. ^ Gold & Platinum - March 2001. CRIA, March 2001. Retrieved on 27 September 2007.
  39. ^ Nirvana (Nevermind) - 26 million sold
  40. ^ Schoemer, Karen. "Pop/Jazz; A Band That Deals In Apathy", The New York Times, September 27, 1991. Retrieved on 2007-09-27. 
  41. ^ Browne, David. "Nevermind (review)", Entertainment Weekly, October 25, 1991. Retrieved on 2007-09-27. 
  42. ^ Robbins, Ira. "Nevermind (review)", Rolling Stone, November 28, 1991. Retrieved on 2007-09-27. 
  43. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 117
  44. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 3, 1992). "The 1991 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-19.
  45. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 3, 1992). "Reality Used to Be a Friend of Ours". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.
  46. ^ Levy, Joe; Steven Van Zandt [2005] (2006). Rolling Stone The 500 Greatest Album of All Time, 3rd edition, London: Turnaround. ISBN 1932958614. OCLC 70672814. 
  47. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (November 13, 2006). "Nevermind by Nirvana". Time. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.
  48. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg 148-49
  49. ^ Lewis, Luke. "Nirvana - Nevermind" Q: Nirvana and the Story of Grunge. December 2005. p. 139
  50. ^ di Perna, Alan. "Absolutely Foobulous!" Guitar World. August 1997.
  51. ^ "Cobainspotting". Guitar World. October 2001.
  52. ^ Cross 2001, pg. 169
  53. ^ Morris, Chris. "The Year's Hottest Band Can't Stand Still". Musician, January 1992.
  54. ^ Cross 2001, pg. 154
  55. ^ Cross 2001, pg. 189
  56. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 180-81
  57. ^ Berkenstadt; Cross, pg. 108
  58. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 209
  59. ^ Olsen, Eric (2004-04-09). 10 years later, Cobain lives on in his music. MSNBC.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-27.
  60. ^ Azerrad, 2001. p. 493
  61. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Pop View; Nirvana-bes Awaiting Fame's Call". The New York Times. June 14, 1992. Retrieved on June 3, 2008.
  62. ^ Azerrad 1993, pg. 225
  63. ^ 17) Nevermind. Rolling Stone. November 1, 2003. Retrieved on June 3, 2008.

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Nevermind is a little bit of funk, a little bit of soul and some great food and great people mixed together to bring you the ultimate get together place.
Located in the heart of Kitsilano, it's an ideal place to grab a bite or to spend your night while sippin' on your favourite beverage.
To reserve Nevermind for parties, events, galas, fundraisers, please contact Mark Durland.
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