While working at the library the other day, a group of teens came in after school to do their homework. This particular day, I felt a strong sense of deja vu: standing before me was a kid in a Nirvana t-shirt with streaks of pink hair. It was kinda freaky, like I was looking at myself in the mirror in 1993. Granted, she had way better hair than I did back then, but wow, was I tempted to tell her all about going to see Nirvana live at the LA Forum when I was her age.
I restrained myself.
20 Years Later
It turns out this year marks the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, the album that hurled Nirvana into the spotlight. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart is going to host a special Nirvana reunion show on SiriusXM radio on September 24, and tons of people from celebrities like Joseph Gordon Levitt to reggae bands are offering Nirvana cover songs and Rolling Stone published a huge write-up about the history of the record and its new reissue coming out September 27.
- In Utero
- Unplugged in New York
- From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
- With The Lights Out (box set)
- Live at Reading
Here's an old favorite: the music video for "In Bloom," directed by Kevin Kerslake. Trivia: The host at who introduces them is another '90s staple, the late Doug Llewelyn of The People's Court television show.
Karen Choy was wildly obsessed with music as a teen. She still kinda is.