LIVE NIRVANA BOOTOGRAPHY:
Label: Kiss The Stone
Catalog Number: (KTS133)
Runtime: 57:44 / 16 Tracks
Matrix: KTS 133 PHC
Come As You Are
Smells Like Teen Spirit
On A Plain
Been A Son
Live Nirvana Bootography Rating: A 93%
Live Nirvana Bootography Review:
This is possibly the greatest Nirvana show. Since this disc was released, "The
Last UK Show : Reading 92" has surfaced with an additional two tracks (still incomplete).
There are several Reading '92 releases... Dumb is the "1st FM Broadcast" and the
18 track version is the "2nd FM Broadcast" plus the additional tracks taken from
the TV and 1st FM broadcasts. Dumb is a Kiss The Stone release, contains outstanding
artwork, and is the easiest version of this show to find. Points from the disc
rating were subtracted for the missing tracks. All discs containing this show
Everything about the performance is great! The band is alive and jokes about how this is their last show. This was Nirvana's come-back show... the press had dogged the band with rumors of their demise and Kurt's problems. At the start of the show Kurt was rolled onto the stage in a wheelchair wearing a wig and a gown... he feebly stood before the microphone and uttered the first two lines of "The Rose" before collapsing onto the stage. He was obviously mocking the press. For laughs, the band covers Boston's "More Than a Feeling" for a while before kicking into "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
There is also an early version of "All Apologies" which contains alternate lyrics.
Kurt tells the crowd that "there have been some pretty extreme things written
about us (himself and Courtney)" and that Courtney felt like everyone hated her.
He asks the crowd to say "Courtney we love you!" on the count of three... the
crowd obliges and is treated to an early "All Apologies". The early version of
"Dumb" is just icing on a already magnificent show! This show, in whatever format
you find it, is one that every collector should own.
A pre-FM version of this broadcasts has since surfaced, making this disc redundant
sound quality wise. A complete professional video has also surfaced, making all
these bootleg CDs virtually obsolete for the average listener. Serious collectors
still have an interest in the FM broadcasts, as the sound mix is different to
that on the professional video.
"All Apologies" Labeled As "Mary"
Other Disc(s) Containing This Date:
08-30-92 - Reading Festival - Reading United Kingdom
Complete Reading Festival 1992
Into The Black - Disc 4 - Reading Festival
The Last UK Show
Live At the Reading Festival 1991
Nirvana Reading 1992
Pissing in Action
Please see the
Live Nirvana Tour History for more information about
the sources available for this show.
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