Kurt Cobain 1992


Kurt Cobain 1992, hand-drawn backstage, wearing pajamas in Tokyo, Japan at the Nakano Sun Plaza on February 19, 1992 during Nirvana’s Nevermind Tour, age 24, a day before his 25th birthday.

Before the concert in Tokyo, Virgin Publishing’s Kaz Utsonmiya had to help Kurt buy new pajamas at a local store.
When Kurt told the salesman he wanted to wear the pajamas onstage, the staid clerk looked at the singer like he was truly insane.

The Nevermind Tour in Japan and Australia, was the first time the band had toured in the Far East (and their last).

Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991, by DGC Records.
It was Nirvana’s first release on a major label and the first to feature drummer Dave Grohl.

The album cover shows a naked baby boy swimming underwater with a U.S. dollar bill on a fishhook just out of his reach. According to Cobain, he conceived the idea while watching a television program on water births.
Instead of paying $7,500 for a “stock photo”, Nirvana hired photographer, Kirk Weddle, who went to a pool for babies to take pictures. Five shots resulted and the band settled on the image of four-month-old Spencer Elden, the son of a friend of Weddle.
The cover has since been recognized as one of the most famous album covers in popular music.

Nevermind became an unexpected critical and commercial success, charting highly on charts across the world. By January 1992, it reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was selling approximately 300,000 copies a week.
The lead single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and went on to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Three other successful singles were released: “Come as You Are”, “Lithium”, and “In Bloom”.

The album brought grunge and alternative rock to a mainstream audience while ending the dominance of hair metal, drawing similarities to the early 1960s British Invasion of American popular music.
It has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. In March 1999, it was certified Diamond by the RIAA.

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