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A new exhibition focussing on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album aims to highlight the band's impact on British audiences.

Nirvana were defiantly American. With their plaid shirts and roughed up jeans the band resembled truckers, or even the woodsmen of their native Pacific North West. Yet with the release of 'Nevermind' the group have an enormous effect on a generation of British youth.

The album was a huge commercial success, with 'Nevermind' seeming to tap into something within the British psyche. Perhaps it helped that Kurt Cobain was an Anglophile, with the band later covering The Vaselines, among others.

'Nevermind' is due to be given an expensive re-issue in time for its 20th anniversary, and to coincide with this a special exhibition has been confirmed.

Held in The Loading Bay Gallery, in Brick Lane the exhibition will run for two weeks only. Taking place in September, the final dates are yet to be confirmed but it is expected that the exhibition will contain numerous rare items associated with the album.

Which is where you come in...

The organisers are asking fans to get in touch if they have any rare items of Nirvana memorabilia. If you have anything suitable you wish to include then end a photo and a brief description via the form on www.nirvanaexhibition.com and the curators will get back to you.

Meanwhile, fans are waiting with baited breath for the expanded version of 'Nevermind'. The classic album will be stretched to four CDs and a DVD, containing previously unreleased tracks, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety.

Containing a raft of rare and unreleased tracks, the new re-issue brings together the full history of 'Nevermind'.

Nirvana are set to re-issue 'Nevermind' on September 19th.
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