Ok. It’s official. It’s been 20 years since Nevermind was released. In 1991, the album caused an earthquake — musically, fashionably, even generationally. 25 million copies. If you feel dated, take a look at the picture below. It’s the 20 year old kid from the album cover (with um, a Bieber haircut).
Below is a photo of some of the cheerleaders of anarchy from the music video printed in GQ celebrating the 20th Anniversary. The EMP museum in Seattle is currently presenting the world’s most extensive exhibition of memorabilia with tons of artifacts, photos, and video interviews from experts on the band and the era it ushered in.
(Remember the Video Cheerleaders?)
If you have no plans to rush to Seattle, fear not, the exhibit Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses is running April 16, 2011 to April 22, 2013. So that’s 2 years to get yourself to Seattle. It’s worth the visit. Read more about the exhibit at EMP.