As Nevermind turns 30, we celebrate one of the most influential albums in the history of music.
Another fantastic write up, Craig. Well done!
I really enjoy the point about the cassette Side A of both Ten and Nevermind. I had never really realized how similar they were in being loaded with hits on the front side, but then the back side having more of the songs that showed the depth these bands were capable of.
I was a 24 year old freshman at OSU when Cobain died. I feel very fortunate that I got to see Nirvana as a warm-up act to Dinosaur Jr just a few months prior to the Nevermind release. I recall trying to describe my excitement over the new songs without knowing the titles: "They played a new song with a chorus that was just "Yeah, yeah, yeaaaah.." I had no idea or ability to empathize with the demons he had and at the time his death seemed so pointless. Agree that Nevermind holds up extremely well, even though I don't find myself listening to it that often. It thoroughly kicked open doors to new genres of music for me and for that, I will always be grateful.