To mark the occasion, a super deluxe edition is going to be released on September 19th. Available in versions ranging from a single CD to a five-disc box, it was assembled by Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Vig and Nirvana’s management, as well as representatives of Cobain’s estate. Along with a remastered version of Nevermind, the multidisc packages offer killer extras including B sides, alternate mixes and an entire live show.
I remember listening to this album for the first time with my mates in school. We were hiding in the gym at lunch time and Andy (the hardest rocking member of our clique) pulled out this cassette (remember those people) which was to have a huge impact on my musical tastes. He’d taped Nevermind from his brother who probably taped it off some other kid like we all did back in the day and he carefully set it inside the schools stereo system and cranked it up…..
The noise that came out was like nothing else I’d ever heard before and there was nothing much I could do other then jump around like a possessed monkey. I then borrowed that tape and copied it myself (please don’t sue me Universal – I do now own a legal vinyl copy of Nevermind so surely that cancels it out?) and from then on, I can honestly say Nirvana pretty much dominated my midi system.
Nirvana were everything a teenager from the 90’s needed – they were chaotic, melodic, sarcastic, sympathetic, surrealistic and serendipitous. They literally moulded my youth!
If you’ve never heard Nevermind then do it, now and let us know how you got on! Or, if like me you can’t forget your first experience of Nevermind we would sure like to hear about it. Only because we’re nosy like that……