• Nirvana SPIN Cover January 1992

    Read SPIN's 1992 Nirvana Cover Story, 'Heaven Can't Wait'

    (This article originally appeared in the January 1992 issue of SPIN.)Return to your seats, buckle up, and say your prayers: Nirvana is on a collision course with the world. Nevermind, the band's first major-label release, has exploded unexpectedly on the charts while the band's public profile has expanded at a scary rate. With good reason. Remember the first time you heard a song or band that totally blissed you out? Well, this band takes you there. Nirvana lives up to its name—unless you don't believe in bliss, in which case I feel sorry for you.The album has already gone gold, and is even out-selling Guns N' Roses double Use Your Illusion at some record stores. And the band's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video garnered the world-premiere slot on MTV's 120 Minutes, practically unheard of for a band that had never had a video shown before on MTV.

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