Small Clone (SC-NR-005)
Club Dreamerz - Chicago, IL United States 07-07-89 Total CD Time 49:29 / 13 Tracks Matrix: SC-NR-005 501975X IFPI L601
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Nirvana Bootography Review: Excellent 1989 era show and one of only two commercially released performances with Jason Everman! The recording features extremely clear sound quality, a couple of jams and a semi-rare performance of Mr. Moustache. It sounds like an audience recording but there is little to no interferance from people talking or applauding. The club almost sounds empty.
Where does Small Clone come up with all these hoarded shows? Small Clone only releases the best... too bad they are a Japanese label and therefore are extremely hard to find. If you are fortunate enough to find this disc, pick it up before someone else does!
1 - School: The recording starts with Kurt fooling around on the guitar while music is played in the background, possibly by the club. When the background music is turned off, Kurt says "Hello. We're Nirvana. We're from Seattle." They play School. Kurt's vocals are really high in the mix and overpower the instruments somewhat.
2 - Floyd The Barber: The vocals aren't as loud in this song. Kurt's really singing with a lot of power, though occassionally his voice suffers a little as it sounds like he's screaming.
3 - Love Buzz: The sound is excellent and very powerful. If this had been the recorded version Kurt wouldn't have had anything to complain about. There's a bit of silence when the song is over while they get ready to play the next song.
4 - Mr. Moustache: Before the song it sounds like Krist shouts to the audience "More Reeses Pieces". The song is great, and the band pulls it off smoothly (they usually mess up during the song).
5 - Paper Cuts: The sound is garbled in the beginning like a tape being eaten. Otherwise, this is an excellent performance of this song. Kurts vocals are very powerful. Krist says "thanks a lot" to the audience when they finish the song. Then there's more dead space, though it could be Krist fooling around because you can hear members of the audience laughing.
6 - Polly: It features loud, electric guitar, but it isn't fast like (New Wave) Polly. It sounds almost heavy metal. Maybe this is Jason's influence at work here? A few of the songs they play at this show sound a little on the heavy metal side. After the song is over, there's more laughing from the audience. I wish I had a video so I could see what they were laughing about!
7 - Big Cheese: Standard Bleach era performance.
8 - Spank Thru: Excellent scream!
9 - Dive: Dive features a weird, but cool solo.
10 - About A Girl: They start playing About A Girl, then they stop, then they start again. They rock this song up a bit. There's more dead silence after the song.
11 - Scoff: Kurt sounds like he's having a hard time remembering the words. He doesn't mess them up, but you can almost hear him thinking because he waits a little longer to say each line.
12 - Negative Creep: Kurt sings the chorus a little different, so that it sounds like "...ain't a girl--NAMORE!" instead of "...ain't a girl--NO--MORE!" It's a minor thing, but you will notice it. There's a cut after the song ends, but it doesn't seem like anything is really missing. Krist says, "Thanks a lot for coming."
13 - Blew: Krist says, "Thanks a lot!" Well, I guess Krist was really happy they came to the show!
bill rice contributed much of this review. Thanks!
In May of 2002 this disc was repressed, making this title much easier to find. My understanding is that the new title was produced by at least ONE person involved with the original Small Clone label, which is why the new disc is being classified as a "repressing" instead of a "clone". It's obvious that this repressing was created from a first pressing CD and not the original cover artwork used to create the first pressing. The most recent pressing can easily be distinguished from the much rarer earlier pressing by looking at the following attributes:
1. "501975X IFPI L601" is missing from the repressed discs matrix.
2. The artwork on the repressed disc is of thin paper-stock, the original pressing contains artwork on a much stiffer paper-stock of nearly poster-board consistency.
3. The repressed disc has a gray background instead of the black background on the original CD.
If you are planning on acquiring the original pressing of this CD, it is very important that you pay attention to these factors. The original pressing is MUCH more difficult to find is is highly sought after by serious collectors.
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