Sunday, September 25, 2016

Nevermind is 25...I am old...

Nirvana's "Nevermind" turned 25 years old yesterday, and aside from making me feel like a cranky old man, i've been feeling the kind of affinity for the band that i haven't felt since i was a teenager.  Seemingly endless articles and retrospectives have been done on the significance of "Nevermind" in regards to music and culture, but it seems a lot of the time we forget that above all else, it's really just a great rock record.  Sure, it changed the world or whatever, but when i first heard it in junior high, it changed me too.  And while i'll always be more of an "In Utero" kind of guy, "Nevermind" was the catalyst for everything that followed.

25 years later, it still sounds absolutely massive.  You should give it a listen before the weekend's over.  You should also check out this footage of a Halloween show at the Paramount in Seattle in 1991.

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