If you're one of those "Kurt Cobain is overrated and Nirvana's legacy is only so great because he died" people, you might want to boycott music and social media until probably next May. We're approaching multiple 20th anniversaries of milestone Nirvana moments (such as their MTV Unplugged performance on November 18 and Kurt's death on April 5) , and nostalgia will be in overdrive.
On September 24 Universal will release a 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana's final studio album In Utero. The most exhaustive package features the original album, all b-sides, 2013 remixes, pre-album demos, audio and DVD of the complete Live & Loud recordings and lots of additional unreleased material.
Sub Pop Records, Nirvana's original label, hopped on the nostalgia bandwagon today by posting Nirvana's original recording contract on their Tumblr. You can click the picture to the left to see the whole document.
You'll notice Nirvana signed as a four-piece that included second guitarist Jason Everman - the same guy who also played bass for Soundgarden and was fired by both bands before they respectively reached music superstardom (read his profile here).
Sub Pop paid Nirvana a staggering $600 advance for the band's first year on their roster.
This must be the music industry equivalent of winning a million bucks from a scratch-off.
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