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Transcript of Nirvana

krist Novoselic
Born on May 16, 1966
Rock Musician
Grew up in California but his family immigrated from Croatia
Played in bands Sweet 75 and Nirvana
Bassist for Nirvana and great friend of Cobain
(Nirvana SYYX, 2004).
The lead singer, Kurt Cobain, and bassist Krist Novoselic met in 1985.
The duo bonded immediately over their love for the band the Melvins.
They looked for several drummers, but Chad Channing seemed to stick.
Then into the 90s Channing left the band and was replaced by Dave Grohl.
(Grierson, 2013).
The Band
Kurt COBain
Born on February 20, 1967.
Grew up in a troubled home.
never felt loved by his parents or secure at home.
At one point was a homeless child living under a bridge.
met his friend Krist Novoselic and both became interested in British post-punk bands.
came up with other bands before Nirvana
nirvana came to be in 1986.
Cobain was the lead singer.
(nirvana syxx, 2004).
Dave Grohl
Born January 14, 1969.
Grew up in Virginia
Started music career as drummer for the band Freak Baby in the 80s.
Later joined the band scream.
Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins, recommended him to Nirvana to replace their last drummer Chad Channing.
Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
Bleach was The very first album by Nirvana.
released in June of 1989.
Overall sold 1.7 million copies in just the U.S.
Chad Channing was the drummer for this album.
(Robinson, ND).
(Nirvana, 2013).
Originally titled "Sheep".
Released in September of 1991.
Brought attention to Nirvana.
Became superstars overnight.
Chad Channing was the drummer for this album.
Sold 11 million copies in the U.S.
Sold 30 million copies around the word.
(Robinson, ND).
In Utero
Released September 13, 1993.
Wal-Mart wouldn't release this album because it wasn't "family oriented".
They specifically pointed out the song 'Rape Me' and the album cover of the plastic-fetus collage.
So the band changed the song 'Rape Me' to 'Waif Me'.
(In Utero, 2013).
Deputed number 1 on Billboard 200 album charts and sold 180,000 copies in it's first week.
(How many copies, ND).
Released on February 5, 1992.
Only was released in Australia and Japan.
Released to promote their tour in Australia.
Reissued a month later for similar purposes in Japan.
rare Album today.
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
Sold a limited 15,000 copies in Australia.
(Nirvna's "Hormoaning" EP, 2013).
Incesticide was released on December 15, 1992.
The album reached number 39 on the Billboard 200 Charts.
The songs "Beeswax", "Downer", "Mexican Seafood", "Hairspray Queen", and "Aero Zeppelin" were all from the band's first demo.
Show's the noise punk and early metal of Nirvana.
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
Sold 500,000 copies worldwide
(How many copies, 2013).
Released on November 1 , 1994.
Named after the concert they did in New York.
Number 1 hit on Billboard 200 chart.
Won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album .
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
This live album was released on October 1, 1996.
Number 1 on Billboard magazine "Top 200".
The song "Aneurysm" was released as a single from the album, reaching Number 11 on Billboard's "Mainstream Rock Tracks" chart.
The song's meaning could possibly have been about shooting heroin.
Sold 1.15 million copies in the U.S. alone.
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
From the muddy banks of the wishkah
This album has all of Nirvana's best hits
It was released on October 29, 2002.
Originally, the remaining band members planned on releasing all of Nirvana's unreleased material.
But, because of legal issues, the band was not able to. Cobain's widow Courtney Love was trying to get out of the partnership with Grol and Novoselic, claiming she was on drugs when she signed it in the first place.
The CD has also the last song that was recorded before Cobain's death.
The song was "You Know You're Right".
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
Smells like teen spirit
This song was one of the most popular songs by Nirvana.
Cobain made this song for the "Ultimate pop Song".
This was the closest pop version of the band.
It was named after a brand of deodorant, "Teen Spirit", that was marketed to girls.
Cobain's voice on the track was vulnerable in tone.
Cobain was tortured to play this song in many of their concerts and live performances.
("SMells like Teen Spirit", 2013).
Heart-Shaped Box
This song came from the album "In Utero".
One of the most famous songs by Nirvana.
The song's meaning is not certain. Cobain claimed that the song was inspired by a report on T.V. about children suffering from cancer.
Others, however, believe it was about his love for his wife Courtney Love.
It is said that after their second time meeting, a small heart-shaped box was sent to his hotel room. The box contain a doll's head, symbolizing the love that Courtney and Kurt shared for dolls.
(Songfacts, ND).
You know You're Right
After Cobain's death fans were heartbroken.
This song was the last ever recorded song by Nirvana.
It was also the very last song on the very last album "Nirvana".
Luckily for fans the song was released after Cobain's death.
It was eventually put onto a singles disc where it went number 1 for the bands last time.
(No. 4: Nirvana, ND).
Suicide Attempt
While on the European tour, 20 concerts into the tour, Cobain suffered from throat problems.
The band took a break from the tour to recover.
While recovering, Cobain flew to Rome to be with his wife, Courtney Love, who was also preparing for her tour.
After the distress of the tour, on March 4th, Cobain was rushed to the hospital.
Cobain had attempted suicide with swallowing 50 prescription pain killers with a glass of champagne.
The attempt was officially called an accident.
Family and friends encouraged Cobain to attend a detox program in L.A.
Cobain left the program only a few days into it.
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
On April 5, 1994 Kurt Cobain had barricaded himself into the granny flat behind his mansion.
There he had put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
A few days later, Cobain's body was found by an electrician who was visiting the house to put in the new security system.
The day before his body was found, Courtney Love was taken to the hospital for drug overdose.
She then checked herself into rehab but soon left after getting a phone call from a friend about Cobain's death.
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
Cobain's Death
Cobain's Death continued...
When police broke the door down, they found Cobain on the floor with a shotgun pointed at his chin and a suicide note on the counter.
The note was addressed to his wife and 19 month old daughter, Frances Bean.
The note ended with "I love you, I love you."
Officials said that Cobain had enough heroin in his system to kill himself alone.
Two days after his body was found, a candlelight vigil was held in Seattle, where 5,00 people attended.
The crowd burnt flannel shirts and chanted profane words while fighting with police.
Several teenagers killed themselves in the U.S. and Australia.
His death inspired many copied suicides and conspiracy theories of his death.
(Nirvana SYXX, 2004).
Born on July 9, 1964.
Grew up in hippie communes of Oregon.
Was legally emancipated from her mother at age 16.
She was a musician and started her own band called 'Hole".
Married Cobain in 1992 and gave birth to their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
After Cobain's deathin '94, "Hole" released it's second album called "Live Through This".
After losing custody of her daughter for unknown reasons, she reformed theband and titled ther next album "Nobody's Daughter".
(Courtney Love, 2013).
Courtney Love
Born on January 31, 1967.
Born into a family that was music oriented.
Dad was a radio DJ.
After hopes of becoming a soccer player didn't turn out because of an injury, he turned to music.
After a Malfunkshun show Channing was introduced to Cobain and Novoselic in 1988.
Cobain and Novoselic wanted Channing after hearing a live broadcast of his drumming.
He was the drummer for Nirvana during the album "Bleach" and was in several songs on the album "Nevermind".
He later lost interest in the band and left in 1989.
(Prato, 2013).
Former Member: Chad Channing
Born on August 18, 1992.
Since both of her parents were suspected with drug abuse, many were concerned with Frances' health.
Frances was a healthy baby born with her fathers same blue eyes.
her parents struggled for custody but were able to gain full custody of their daughter.
After her father's death she became closer with her paternal grandmother.
After her mother was arrested in 2003 for drugs, she was taken care of by family members and her nanny.
(Frances Bean Cobain, 2013).
Frances Bean Cobain
Frances' own identity
Her mother regained custody later in 2005.
Later on that year she had an interview in which she said that she didn't want to be known for her parents but by her own identity.
She became a model and starred in a few musicals.
In 2009, her paternal grandmother gained full custody of Frances and a restraining order was put on Love.
(Francis Bean Cobain, 2013).
Nirvana after Cobain's death
The aftermath of Cobain's death left Nirvana broken up.
Yet there legacy still lived on in rock radio.
Grohl, Novoselic and Love released live albums, greatest hits packages, and a box set of unreleased tracks.
Novoselic went on to play in other bands.
While Grohl started his own band Foo Fighters.
My Choice
I chose this band because i have found more of an interest in them after hearing their album "In Utero" this summer. They also interested me because they are Alternative/rock/metal legends. I knew that in doing this prezi on Nirvana it would teach me more about the band itself. It has also showed me the craziness of the music industry. After learning about Nirvana, I'm glad that I chose them to do this project on.
Albums of Nirvana
In Utero
Unplugged in New York
From the muddy Banks of the Wishkah
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