Nevermind at 25: how Nirvana's 1991 album changed the cultural landscape
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Nirvana was a band from Seattle. The 1991 Reading Festival spoke with awe about the band who played a no-frills set early on the Friday afternoon.
Within weeks they released one of the most influential and best-selling albums of all time. Nevermind has gone on to sell 30 million copies worldwide.
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The road to fame
The success of Nevermind album can be partly attributed to Geffen's money and MTV patronage.
"Nevermind" also tapped into a new, less showy way of doing things. People, it seemed, were tired of the classic rock loved by the baby boomer generation. Nevermind gave many bands the confidence to give it a go, even if they lacked the best equipment. It took music back to the garage. Nevermind made misfits feel normal.
Changing the music industry
"Nevermind" is an era-defining album with a timeless appeal.
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