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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Nirvana: Reading Festival 08-30-1992

I haven't revisited Nirvana since their box set came out in 2004, but I recently stumbled across this recording from the Reading Festival in 1992. If I remember my Nirvana lore correctly, this was the show at which Kurt Cobain was wheeled on stage in a wheelchair wearing a blond wig amid much speculation that the band was breaking up. The show itself is a beautiful disaster - in other words, it's classic live Nirvana. The set includes pre-In Utero versions of "Tourette's", "Dumb" and "All Apologies" along with b-sides "D-7" and "Spank Thru".
Nirvana
Reading Festival
08-30-1992


Sound testing
Krist's introduction & The Rose
Breed
Drain You
Aneurysm
School
Sliver
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Lithium
About A Girl
Tourette's
Polly
Lounge Act
More Than A Feeling (tease)
Smells Like Teen Spirit
On A Plain
Negative Creep
Been A Son
All Apologies
Blew
crowd noise
jam & banter
Dumb
Stay Away
Spank Thru
Love Buzz
The Money Will Roll Right In
D-7
Territorial Pissings
noise - Star-Spangled Banner (tease)
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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

spank thru is not a b-side. its from the compilation sub pop 200

November 22, 2006 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back again why are your files downloading at dial-up speed whem i have dsl

November 22, 2006 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome post matey.. fantastic set!!

Oh, and Spank Thru WAS a b-side as it was released in live format on the Sliver single a long time before the studio version appeared on Sub Pop 200.. anyhow, don't split hairs when this guy is being a total star posting this stuff!

November 23, 2006 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the downloading speed is a real bitch. Maybe you should switch to some other hosting service ...

But still thank you !!

November 29, 2006 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nearly a year since the last post, and it's still giving us pleasure!!

Awesome Stuff, have been waiting years for this to pop up.

Cheers.

September 21, 2007 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed this gig, even some songs are not played correctly and kurt changed lyrics
D-7 IS great, teen spirit is great too, lithium along with the audience, is great too

May 13, 2008 8:25 AM  
Blogger euchy said...

Extremely pleasurable set.

October 04, 2008 4:59 PM  
Blogger Satanic Thoreau said...

The Sliver single came out a long time after Sub Pop 200. Spank Thru was the first song Nirvana released.

Anyway, this performance is getting officially released on DVD soon!

November 03, 2008 5:30 PM  

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