Nirvana Research Paper

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Nirvana was the band that brought alternative music into focus, and helped define a generation of youth that was left estranged in just seven years. The sub pop sound was an unrefined, heavy sound born from geographic isolation, boredom and economic despair. The grunge revolution began in Seattle Washington. It started out in Seattle because that city did not really get many bands that toured through there like different places did. Because there was not really an influence from other bands, Seattle was able to kind of create their own sound. Because of this colossal movement, it was no longer called sub pop music, now it was called grunge. Who was Nirvana? Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain…show more content…
Aggravated by his rasping singing style, his condition worsened as the stresses of stardom increased (Kurson). Cobain was someone who used various drugs. He did so in effort, as Cobain had said, “to medicate myself”. In the meantime, Nirvana was still atop the musical world. There was a collection of songs that were released from their third album, Inscesticide. A biography about the band was published as well. While all of this is going on, Cobain started working on their fourth album, In Utero. The first big tour in more than two years that Nirvana went on was in support of In Utero. Fans were once again astonished at the on-stage power of Nirvana and would be hard-pressed to guess that the band's leader was in increasing physical and mental agony (Kurson). After the tour, Cobain’s stomach problems came back, and unfortunately so did the problems he had with drugs. On March 5, 1994, Cobain was found unconscious in his Rome hotel room, having passed out after ingesting about fifty tranquilizers and washing them down with champagne (Kurson). On the eighth day of April, Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain was found unconscious in his garage. Authorities determined that he had died three days earlier of a self inflicted shotgun wound

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