Slaying the dinosaurs: Reflections on Nevermind twenty years later

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Nevermind by Nirvana, which hit shelves at record stores (these were brick and mortar retail establishments with names like Tower, Budget Records, The Wherehouse and such, that offered music fans a place to purchase music and even interact face to face with other music fans, but I digress) on Sept. 24, 1991.

Over the past few weeks you have likely been barraged by cuts from the second album from the Pacific Northwest band on the radio, internet and even network television. You have probably been subjected to countless diatribes on the relevance of the album’s  impact to popular music and generally clubbed over the head with the importance of the release of the album. As annoying as the media blitz celebrating the album’s anniversary has been, there is a good reason for this.

The Northwest Music Scene’s very own Shawn Skager just wrote a fantastic piece about Nirvana and how it all went down.

Read the entire article at the American Rock Scene


Shawn Skager

Shawn Skager is just an everyday joe like you, who loves music and is lucky enough to be able to write about it. When he's not enjoying long walks on the beach, getting caught in the rain, pina coladas and cheesy 70s music by guys named Rupert, Shawn can usually be found in the Northwest Convergence Zone radio studio doing either the Northwest Music Scene radio show or the Hooligan Honky Tonk Radio Hour. And just for the record, Shawn believes that Rush's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hank Williams Sr.'s exclusion from the Grand Ol' Opry are crimes against humanity.

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