Here We Are Now

Here We Are Now

The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain

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In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so much, 20 years after his death?

Kurt Cobain is the icon born of the 90s, a man whose legacy continues to influence pop culture and music. Cross explores the impact Cobain has had on music, fashion, film, and culture, and attempts to explain his lasting and looming legacy.

Publisher: New York :, It! Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062308214
Branch Call Number: 921 COB
Characteristics: 181 pages : illustration ; 19 cm

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Victoriaking.123
Jan 21, 2018

Super-fast, engaging read. The author included a perspective on the times in general which was interesting. That being said, I feel like Mr. Cross didn't do Kurt Cobain justice as a whole person & perpetuated this idea that Kurt was a broken sad addict that committed suicide. Though he had his struggles that just isn't true! There is also an overwhelming amount of evidence out that suggests he may have been murdered. Read "Love & Death".

ArapahoeHollyR Aug 28, 2017

Quick retrospective on Cobain's legacy from a contemporary perspective. Not my favorite work by Cross but it is notable as one of the only book-length pieces on Cobain's current cultural status.

BFS73 Mar 24, 2015

I agree Charles gives a lot of insights to what has happened to music after Kurts death in 1994. it pretty much has died since there has not been great rock and roll or any band or muscian who is in Kurts legend since the early 1990's with Nirvana and other Seattle and alternative bands. this book makes you wish for the 1990's to return again . good read reccomended to any Nirvana Kurt Cobain Seattle music scene fan!

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christineinseattle
Apr 26, 2014

For me, as a Cobain fan, this book just swallowed me up. As a Seattle resident, this book resonated powerfully. As a student of culture, I could not put it down and felt grateful for the penetrating analysis. As an appreciator of Charles Cross' work and insights, I was enlightened. If you listened to the radio in the early 1990s, you will relish this book. If you have lived through the technological change in music production and distribution in the last twenty years, you will find this book a powerful summary. This book is a short, easy read. But it will stay with you for a long time.

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