LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology November 19, 1991 - Teatro Castello, Rome, IT

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Nic Close (guitar technician)
  • Subway Productions
    • Daniela Giombini
Load In
…:…
Soundcheck
…:…
Doors
21:30
Urge Overkill Showtime
…:…
NIRVANA Showtime
…:…
  1. No Info
  1. Drain You
  2. Aneurysm
  3. School
  4. Floyd The Barber
  5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  6. About A Girl
  7. Polly
  8. Lithium
  9. Sliver
  10. Come As You Are
  11. Breed
  12. Been A Son
  13. Negative Creep
  14. On A Plain
  15. Blew
  16. Sifting drum jam
  17. Rape Me
  18. Spank Thru
  19. Territorial Pissings
SBD #1a
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > ANA(2) > CDR
Length / Sound Quality:
59 min / 8.5
Notes:
More complete, but lower quality than SBD #1b.
More complete, but lower quality and higher generation than SBD #1c.
Higher generation, but higher quality than SBD #1d toward the beginning of the show.
Has a different mix from SBD #2.
Has DJ talk over the beginnings of "School", "About A Girl", and "Come As You Are".
Broadcast on Italian FM radio.
SBD #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [Seattle Sound, Sounds Great]
Length / Sound Quality:
58 min / 9.0
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than SBD #1a and SBD #1d.
Unknown generation and lower quality, but includes all of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", unlike SBD #1c.
Has a different mix from SBD #2.
"School", "About A Girl", and "Come As You Are" cut in.
"Spank Thru" has a cut at the tail end (a huge chunk of the song is missing, but edited to sound smooth).
Has cuts between some songs.
Broadcast on Italian FM radio.
SBD #1c
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
DBS > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
60 min / 9.0
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality and lower generation than SBD #1a and SBD #1d.
Known generation and higher quality, but has a cut that is not present on SBD #1b.
Has a different mix from SBD #2.
Has a cut in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" due to damage to the tape used for the broadcast.
Has DJ talk over the beginnings of "Lithium", "Blew", and "Rape Me".
Theres a severe problem in RAI's transmission chain which reults in diginoise issues.
Broadcast on the Italian radio station Rai Radio 2 in November 2011.
SBD #1d
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > ANA(1) > CDR(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
59 min / 8.0
Notes:
Lower generation, but lower quality than SBD #1a toward the beginning of the show.
More complete, but lower quality than SBD #1b.
More complete, but lower quality and higher generation than SBD #1c.
Has a different mix from SBD #2.
Has DJ talk over the beginnings of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Lithium", and "Negative Creep".
Broadcast on Italian FM radio.
SBD #2 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah]
Length / Sound Quality:
03 min / 10
Notes:
Has a different mix from SBD #1a, SBD #1b, SBD #1c, and SBD #1d.
Includes only "Spank Thru".
PRO #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
54 min / 9.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, taped by VideoMusic.
Circulating copies have mono audio.
Missing "Drain You" and "Rape Me" cuts in.
The entire show was recorded, but "Drain You" was omitted from the broadcast due to high humidity fogging up the camera lenses and/or the first song often being used as a video/audio check.
PRO #1b [audience audio from professional video] incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [On A Plain]
Length / Sound Quality:
53 min / 9.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, taped by VideoMusic.
Has stereo audio, unlike circulating copies of PRO #1a, but includes only the audio from the video.
Missing "Drain You" and "Rape Me" cuts in.
The entire show was recorded, but "Drain You" was omitted from the broadcast due to high humidity fogging up the camera lenses and/or the first song often being used as a video/audio check.

It is not known if there are other sources.

  • Before "Rape Me," Dave jammed a bit on "Sifting."
  • No Info
Advert Handbill/Flyer, designed by unknown Ticket Backstage pass Advert Backstage pass Handwritten setlist
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