November 1, 2003
November 1, 2003
Presents lyrics, drawings, letters, and other writings from Kurt Cobain's journals, revealing his thoughts on Nirvana, fame, fans, and the state of rock music.
Nirvana front man and grunge rock saint Kurt Cobain left a considerable legacy of music and a considerable amount of anguish behind him when he committed suicide in 1994. JOURNALS, a collection of letters, rough drafts, diary entries, cartoons, and simple unedited thoughts, offers revealing glimpses of the inner workings of a mind that always seemed to be working overtime, and which Cobain often tried to switch off with doses of ******. The handwritten and typed entries take us from Nirvana's early days, when the band had just been signed by Sub Pop and Cobain was recounting its discovery by Seattle's hip kids to the Melvins' Dale Crover, to a few years later, and the depths of Cobain's despair at the shortcomings of fame. In between there are some imaginative and some unworkable ideas for videos, letters to friends, and an amusing and poignant prose sketch of Cobain spending an evening with Krist (then Chris) Novoselic ripping on, and ultimately destroying, the unacceptably lame elements of Novoselic's record collection. By turns smart and smart-assed, intensely creative, and hopelessly despairing, the crude honesty of these scraps from Cobain's inner life reveals both their iconic writer's fierce intellect and his deep insecurity.
- Genre: Music, Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Genres + Styles / Rock, Composers + Musicians, Entertainment + Performing Arts, General
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Kurt Cobain
- Online Item #: 11338748
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6768
- ISBN: 9781573223591
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported