Beth Kun Kun từ 3921 Kleinpertholz, Áo
Christmas 1995 two of my older cousins got me books on Nirvana. I sort of rolled my eyes. One was a book explaining the lyrics to all of their songs which was totally lazy and just ripped quotes from interviews throughout the years to make their best guess at dissecting the songs. Then there was Route 666, which I had little expectation for, but totally shook me up. It's a firsthand account of 80s underground rock (indie, punk, postpunk, college, whatever you wanna call it)from a journalist who went to all the tiny shows and had bands sleeping on her floor. The front cover of my book had a list of about forty bands I discovered in this and wanted to check out, most notably inspiring my lifelong love of The Replacements. More than anything though, this book made me excited for what my twenties might be. I don't know if I've lived up to it, but it's been fun trying.