Smells Like Nirvana

Flashback World Productions (02.92.0168)
Raji's - Hollywood, CA United States 02-15-90
Paradiso - Amsterdam The Netherlands 11-25-91
Total CD Time 67:59 / 23 Tracks
Matrix: WIZARD A 290 2
Additional Artwork
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1) Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:32
2) Drain You 3:35
3) Aneurysm 4:19
4) School 2:28
5) Floyd The Barber 2:14
6) About A Girl 2:47
7) Polly 2:35
8) Lithium 3:58
9) Sliver 2:04
10) Breed 2:49
11) Been A Son 1:59
12) Negative Creep 2:38
13) On A Plain 3:01
14) Blew 3:01
15) Love Buzz 3:16
16) Dive 3:36
17) Spank Thru 2:58
18) Breed 3:13
19) Scoff 3:57
20) About A Girl 2:30
21) Molly's Lips 1:57
22) Been A Son 2:03
23) Stain 2:29
Smells Like Nirvana

Nirvana Bootography Rating: C  77%

Nirvana Bootography Review:
This CD Contains 2 Incomplete Concerts the Legendary Paradiso 91 gig and the Hollywood performance from 2-15-90. The first 15 tracks are from the Paradiso show, and like all discs from this date (with exception of Paradiso Lost), it's mangled to hell!

Come as You Are and Territorial pissings are missing, but with the exception of Smells Like Teen Spirit (which has been plucked from mid-set and Placed at the beginning), the track order is close to what was actually played!

Unfortunately, all the between-song banter has been edited out. The beginnings of Smells Like Teen Spirit and Drain You have been edited (the first bar of the opening riff from Smells Like Teen Spirit & The First syllable of Drain You!). The worst bootleg crime of all (fake audience noise) has been added to cover The pointless editing of the gig. The sound is a bit murky and it doesn't come close to the Three Paradiso tracks that appeared on The Last UK Show. It's listenable after the first 2 songs even if the sound is a bit generated. It's highly recommended that you pick up Paradiso Lost if you are looking for this show.

The last 8 tracks are what make this disc special (and keep it from receiving a failing grade!). The Hollywood 2-15-90 performance is incomplete, but it's by far the best sounding source for this date. The band are in great form and the banter is intact! All 8 tracks are great versions of the songs and the sound is perfect. If only they had included the missing 5 tracks from this show, it would definitely have received an A+ rating!

Thanks to Tim Bucknall for contributing to this review!

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"On A Plain" Labeled As "On A Plane"
"Been A Son" Labeled As "In Bloom"

Other Disc(s) Containing These Dates:
Raji's - Hollywood, CA United States 02-15-90
   Dive Into Hole
   Heaven Can Wait
   Life's Like Pit-Bulls On Crack
   Live Vol.2
   The Raji's Burning Down
   Tribute To Kurt Cobain Vol. 4 - Soundboard Recording Live 1990
   The Demos

Paradiso - Amsterdam The Netherlands 11-25-91
   Amsterdam 91
   European Tour '91
   Hardcore Act
    Nirvana Live Vol. 1
   Smells Like Success
   Smells Like Teen Spirit
   The Live Spirit
   Wild Tales
   Paradiso Lost
    Come As You Are
   Live Vol. 1
   Paridiso Amsterdam Love Buzz November 1991
   Porch Songs
    Radical Action
   Seventh Heaven
    Live; In Bloom
    The Last American Concert
   The Last UK Show
   Shock Treatment
   On Stage In Europe

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