Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this month, Nirvana released their second album “Nevermind” — a record that ushered in grunge and changed rock and roll forever. Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon witnessed the explosion herself: she and then-husband Thurston Moore had encouraged their record label, DGC, to sign the band and the noise-rock pioneers took Nirvana on the road in the summer of 1991 for an epic European tour, which is chronicled in Dave Markey’s documentary “1991: The Year Punk Broke.” (Editor’s Note: Punk “broke” long before 1991.) Here, Gordon opens up about hitting the road with Nirvana — and how she feels about the album today.

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