Nirvana Biography (Wikipedia)
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the suicide of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture.
In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach, for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana's sudden success widely popularized alternative rock, and Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero (1993), released to critical acclaim, featured an abrasive, less mainstream sound and challenged the group's audience.
- Is this the year that spells the end for grunge? (Music News 1994)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04vn0mt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04vn0mt.jpg2017-03-03T08:42:00.000ZMatt Everitt ponders if '94 will be the year that sees grunge disappear from the airwaves.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04vmzht
Is this the year that spells the end for grunge? (Music News 1994)
- Nevermind at 25https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p4ww.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p4ww.jpg2016-09-22T12:30:00.000ZSteve looks back at Nirvana's LP, 25 years after he reviewed it for NME, with the help of journalist Keith Cameron, plus archive from Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Butch Vig.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048p4xg
Nevermind at 25
- Steve Albini: What was it like to work with Nirvana?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040vvst.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040vvst.jpg2016-07-09T06:30:00.000ZSteve Albini produced Nirvana's third and final studio album 'In Utero'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040vvvv
Steve Albini: What was it like to work with Nirvana?
- Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirithttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fyt7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fyt7.jpg2014-08-25T13:30:00.000ZButch Vig, producer of Smells Like Teen Spirit, talks about when he first heard that riffhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025fytt
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit