London has been awash with the loyal fans of Nirvana and the late Kurt Cobain, where an exhibition that is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Grunge outfit's album Nevermind, which helped define a genre and a generation is currently on show this month.
Grunge music emerged during the mid 80s and is characterised by heavily distorted electronic guitars, lyrics that are angst filled and/or apathetic and usually having been fronted by musicians who shied away from theatrics and appeared to be unkempt if not a tad bit smelly. The rejection of style became style itself and Grunge hit the big time when Nirvana released LP ‘Nevermind’ and the world Grunge became accessible and desirable to the masses.
The release of Nirvana’s album not only defined the genre but also defined a generation and also has the power to speak to those years later. The importance of this album is known throughout those on the music scene and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this album an exhibition has been put together dedicated to the band and this particular LP, their 2nd studio album, which was released in 1991 and outdid the expectations that had been pitched against it.
The ‘In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition’ in London, Brick Lane, is running until September 25th at The Loading Bay Gallery and will feature all sorts of memorabilia, fan additions and rarely seen photography amongst other fan favourites, including a hoodie worn by the late Kurt Cobain.
This week marks the release of The Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Nevermind’, a 4-CD/1-DVD set, which includes previously unreleased material, rarities, radio appearances, mixes etc. Quite a hefty package, no? Since its release in 1991 it’s sold 30 million copies worldwide and is still notching up sales.
So for all the Nirvana fans who will be celebrating this iconic release this month then I think that London is the place to be. And to bring this article to a close, why not click play below and, no what generation you are from, Rock OUT!
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