Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nirvana's Nevermind album turns 20 today

Nirvana - Nevermind
Mediafire -
Release - 1991

Editor's note:  Since this is an album on a major label, there is no download link available.

I was 13 years old in 1991 when Nirvana's second album Nevermind was released.  Their debut video on MTV was for the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit". I remember being glued to the TV set the first time I saw the video.  Tattooed cheerleaders with anarchy symbols on their uniforms, slam dancing and stage diving from gymnasium bleachers, a creepy janitor guy and really cool looking guitars.  All of those things were so new and unique to me at the time.  By today's musical standards, this song isn't very special, but in 1991, those four simple chords turned the whole world upside down. Nirvana was the first band that I ever obsessed over.  After listening to this album all day every day for months, I started to teach myself how to play bass guitar.  At first, I learned all the Nirvana songs off of Nevermind.  Then, after getting my musical fill, I moved on to other bands like Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More and Green Day. From there, I started getting introduced to more punk, hardcore and metal bands like Rancid, Sick Of It All and Pantera.  My old band One Up even covered the song "Breed" from the Nevermind album on one of our winter tours down to Florida.  My love of discovering new music started in 1991 with this album and continues to this day.  I have owned five copies of Nevermind over last 20 years and I am sure I will own five more copies in the years to come.  Please feel free to share your thoughts on the Nevermind album below in the comments section.

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