The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

• The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photographs

Nirvana group, in spite of its relatively short existence, won in the history of rock music is very decent place. Kurt Cobain was not just a musician - he was a true prophet. He went into the infamous "Club 27" - a list of musicians that have had a strong influence on the development of culture and the dead in 27 years. Today we have a collection of previously unpublished photos of the band's history.

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Kurt Cobain in the Piper Club, Rome 1989

In the new book "Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989" presents photographs cofounder Sub Pop Records Bruce Pavitt made during the eight-day tour with the group. The book has great Nirvana photos from the scene just over a month after the release of their debut album Bleach, two years before the band entered the history of rock with their album Nevermind.

"One day I was looking through pictures with my friend and wanted to share them with the public", - says Pavitt. "And the more I looked at them, the more I realized that this is not just some pictures. Behind them lies an impressive history and history. This is the story of a young, rebellious artist who went beyond the scope of the system, has struggled with the difficulties and finally succeeded in the business. "

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

On tour in Europe before the first show in Seattle was then as the moon. Pavitt and his colleague Jonathan Pounmen were the only visitors to the concert. "They did not have a single audience, the material was very weak, but Cobain was a terrific voice," - says Pavitt. "I was able to observe the growth of the group, with each passing month they get better."

"Nirvana learned a lot from Mudhoney, which was the most popular band of the time in Seattle. They were in her opening act during his tour in Europe. Mudhoney was very expressive group, their work was greatly influenced by Iggy Pop and The Stooges ", says Pavitt.

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Kurt Cobain and Jonathan Pounmen

"When I first saw Nirvana on stage, Krist and Kurt constantly looked down at his feet, no expression, however, did. But after 2-3 months after their first gig I went to their concert at the Vogue Club in London when Kurt rushed off the stage into the crowd of people and a crowd grabbed him. Typically, Mark Arm of Mudhoney perform such tricks. "

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain and Ted Doyle in Zurich. November 30, 1989

At the heart of the book - the story of how a group of nearly collapsed in just a few days before the concert in London, which played a significant role in their career. "When Cobain dissolved the group in just a few days before the show LameFest in London, we did everything possible to prevent this."

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Mark Arm of Mudhoney during LameFest / December 3, 1989

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Pavitt Bruce looks at Christa Novoselic about to smash the guitar

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Mark Arm in London club "Astoria", December 3, 1989

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Ted Doyle in "Astoria". December 3, 1989

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

The crowd at the English club at their concert

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

Kurt Cobain autographs at Rough Trade Records in London. December 4, 1989

The formation of Nirvana in the previously unpublished photos

22-year-old Kurt Cobain on the background of the Coliseum in Rome in 1989, the year.

"Kurt had a nervous breakdown after a month, he traveled in a van across Europe. He needed a vacation, so we left him in Rome, where he could recuperate. I think this is the break allowed him to return with even greater energy. He broke his guitar during a show in Rome, microphone and sound system. He had a real nervous breakdown, but after we gave him a new guitar, he brought back to life. "