Kurt Cobain

Kurt CobainHere 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. The description of Kurt Cobain in this book is absolute bullshit Read this text by Jack Endino, who recorded with Kurt loads of times recently 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 producer engineers 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 reco
The author should stick to sticking his tiny finger up his ass and smelling it periodically instead of trying to write about greats he has no fuckin knowledge of makes albert goldman look like james boswell this is a shit biography that goes the extra mile not only is it bad biography, it s mean spirited trash bravo. Really a pretty good book but don t read it if you only want to hear good things about Kurt Cobain Christopher Sandford is brutally honest about a lot of really obnoxious incidents and events, and also about Cobain s public attitude, which was both unbelievably arrogant and self pitying Sandford s problem is not so much that he s biased against Kurt Cobain, but that he never makes up his mind One minute he says Cobain could never acknowledge his addiction the next he says Cobain was ashamed of his addiction One minute he says Cobain was totally indifferent to success the next he says Cobain was driven and ambitious I mean, some contradiction exist in everyone, but this author never resolves any of the contradictions and never really reaches any type of understanding Another interesting problem is the way drugs are discussed Sandford makes it clear that everyone in Kurt Cobain s life knew that he was a heroin addict, and that they knew this for at least two or three years before he died But there s no explanation of why there was no intervention, or even a public confrontation with the man himself And this is not just about weakness or lack of compassion You have to wonder how so many people let
This book is full of sensationalism That it was written by a journalist makes sense, considering the state of our media today.There s some good info about Kurt and his music here and Nirvana generally and that s the only reason I didn t give this book one star.Very little of the author s claims are backed up by actual facts Most of the info is hearsay from most likely disgruntled people And it s pretty easy to say whatever you want about a dead guy After all, who s going to contradict you Take note that this book was written after Cobain s death Right after it.The author clearly lets his bias against Cobain show There s no way you can call this an objective picture of Cobain s life The book was incredibly hard to get through, it was poorly
Unlike many other Cobain biographies I ve read Now I ve been generous in my rating, as I, strangely enough, enjoy biographies which do not glorify their subjects I like biographies that show the people as flawed, complex individuals something which there s no doubting Kurt was , not perfect, and not making excuses for them when they re clearly in the wrong This book certainly did not glorify Kurt It was an extremely harsh portrayal of him, in fact And, having read a few other Goodreads reviews of the book, it has rubbed people up the wrong way Totally understandable obviously anyone who is reading this book is a fan of Kurt, and to see him portrayed in such a way is hurtful and difficult I definitely struggled reading some of the accusations made against him But I do like that it wasn t a typical poor tortured artist, glory be to him kind of book I just think that, give
I learned a lot about Cobain from this book assuming the author wasn t paid by Courtney Love to drag Kurt s name through the mud If this really is a true account of Cobain s life, it s one of the most shocking biographies I ve ever read. Other goodreads reviews say that this book was very inaccurate and inconsistent and I have to agree The way Kurt Cobain was described in this book was very vague and didn t have a lot of credible sources According Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, they had never seen Kurt drink beer in the studio because the band was there to work In Dave s words We didn t have enough money to fuck around And there are no recorded witnesses to the allegations of Kurt s treatment of women I think this book is almost 80% filler because there is not much to say about Kurt Cobain really He was a singer for a famous rock band who got into drugs and eventually killed himself I also found the book insulting Particularly when the book stated that Kurt thought the album Nevermind was a sellout I think the author should have done a lot research on Kurt before writing a book about him I had always respected Kurt Cobain s work but this book makes me feel like I shouldn t and that really bums me out I also find this book very contradictory because the beginn
R yhke st ja ep kunnioittavasta s vyst johtuen ainoastaan kaksi t hte Lis mietteit blogin puolella One of the worst books I ve ever read In short, it is of an attack on Kurt s character rather than an unbiased portrayal of his legacy Sandford is highly opinionated and arrogant in his writing, and shows little regard for anything beyond sensationalist viewpoints I give the book no stars, and would only recommend it to those who would like to read every publication regarding Cobain, d

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  • Paperback
  • 408 pages
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Christopher Sandford
  • English
  • 24 February 2017
  • 9780786713691