Kurt Cobain Kindle ò Paperback

Here is the first biography to explore with shocking detail the drama that formed this troubled tragic rock star Neither an apology nor a condemnation Kurt Cobain presents a vivid insider's view of the life and death of a man who galvanized a generation and gave birth to the grunge revolution with his band Nirvana Sandford portrays the provocative small town rebel with the talent of John Lennon and then shows him at work on concert stages in Seattle New York and London Readers follow the struggles of Cobain's emotional life—his tumultuous relationships with family and his fellow band members his drug addiction and sexual appetite his stormy marriage to Courtney Love and the birth of his daughter who as Cobain wrote in his suicide note reminds me too much of who I used to be During his research Sandford has had access to Cobain's family his colleagues his former friends and lovers and even author William S Burroughs whom Cobain considered to be his greatest influence The result is a graphic account of the life that led to the day in April 1994 when Cobain turned a shotgun on himself and became a martyr to disaffected youth around the world

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    The description of Kurt Cobain in this book is absolute bullshit Read this text by Jack Endino who recorded with Kurt loads of timesrecently someone sent me a photocopy of just two pages 106 and 107 from Chris Sandford’s book on Nirvana entitled “Kurt Cobain” In it he describes the sessions for Bleach from the point of view of “Endino’s engineer” and even an unnamed “second source at Reciprocal” he describes Kurt putting lit matches in his mouth spraying antiperspirant down his throat pouring beer on the mixing board taking “fistfuls of pills” etc etc Let me fucking set this straight this is pure fiction In all the times I worked with Kurt I never even saw him drink a beer in the studio His pre Nevermind times in the studio with me were utterly normal the band was there to work They didn’t have enough money to fuck around And in my entire career no one has ever poured beer or anything else on the board Further there were NO assistants or “other sources” to witness any of the goings on at Reciprocal except for me the band and one or two of their friends for the simple reason that the 3 producerengineers there me Chris Hanzsek and Rich Hinklin always worked separately equally and alone There were no other employees no staff no runners no front office We never had assistants or interns paid or free until 1992 or so when Phil Ek fresh out of recording school sat in with me for a few sessions This was after the studio had turned into “Word Of Mouth Productions” for a couple years It was not “Reciprocal” any I mean an assistant? The control room was so small you couldn’t even fit all the band members in it So either this guy made all this up can’t really see why he would want to or better yet someone else decided to take the gullible journalist for a ride figuratively speaking It’s even possible that someone in the band’s own entourage fed the guy this bullshit with the band’s secret approval these are the sort of unbelievable stories Kurt just might have encouraged as media pranks I doubt this but I’m trying like hell to give this guy the benefit of the doubt I haven’t read the rest of the book yet ’cause I don’t want to spend the cash but I hope for Kurt’s and his daughter’s sake that the rest of it isn’t like those two pages I got Later note It is I’ve since read it The whole book is full of equally outlandish nonsense Sigh OK now extrapolate from how 100% fictional the two pages I know about are Seeing this kind of fiction printed about Kurt really bums me out