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Nirvana On Track

Every Album, Every Song

William E. Spevack
UK retail price: £16.99
US retail price: $22.95

Despite being active for less than a decade and releasing just three studio albums during their short tenure, Nirvana’s overwhelming musical and cultural impact on the world cannot be understated. Within such a narrow timespan, the famous trio made themselves synonymous with what came to be known as grunge; a potent mix of melodic punk and heavy metal that evolved in America in the mid-1980s. Combined with the band’s anti-glam, battered image and Kurt Cobain’s lyrical themes of social alienation and world apathy, Nirvana rallied the youth with anthemic, head-banging singalongs and introspective dirges, providing a haven for those feeling lost and abject. Thirty years after the shocking death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana still dominate the musical conversation and their influence continues to be far-reaching.

This book aims to justify such a strong legacy with a detailed analysis of every song from Nirvana’s three studio albums, as well as non-album singles, B-sides and any other outliers. In addition, tracks from live and compilation albums will be considered in this appraisal of a band that managed to showcase so much in such little time. They only reveal more as the years go by – as this assessment will prove.

The Author

William E. Spevack has been published in the magazines Laptop, CPU, and PC Upgrade as well as the music website His first book, Keep On Shining: A Guide Through the Music of Love & Arthur Lee, was published in December 2021, and the wrote Green Day On Track for Sonicbond Publishing in 2023. He is a Bard graduate and a passionate music fan, who enjoys writing about music, playing sports, playing keyboards and reading music history books that focus on the music specifically. He lives in New York City.

Number of Pages: 128
Number of colour pictures: 42
ISBN: 9781789523188
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UK retail price: £16.99
US retail price: $22.95


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