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Nirvana: Live at Reading Reviews

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January 13, 2013
Outstanding gig, such a waste...its a split between Nirvana and Stone Roses in bands I'd love to have seen but have no chance of seeing perform live
August 22, 2012
Such A Brilliant Live Film. It's Amazing. Nirvana Are The Biggest Grunge Rock Band In The World. They Have Such An Awesome Legacy & It Will Live On Forever.
May 21, 2012
I have mixed emotions on Nirvana. Yes I liked them when they burst onto MTV and was even an impressionable 13 year old when ole Kurt blew his brains out and was made to think he was some kind of martyr. Yet as time went on and list after list and critic after critic said they were the greatest band ever that's when it got old fast. I am off and on with Nirvana. Some songs are liked way more than others. Something like this showcases the band for as good as they were, which means that it took more than Kurt Cobain to make the songs work. Sometimes sloppy and annoying with a guy jumping on stage this Nirvana show is pretty cool.
July 18, 2011
March 2, 2010
it is a great fun concert experience of probably one of the most's best concert films next pink floyd live at pompeii nirvana live at reading descrribes the band nirvana including smells like teen spirit and about a girl was also performed this one decides are you really at the concert or are you watching it in your living room well you must decide before this concert was released on fuse tv station, dvd, and CD it was a sold out concert but this was way before the untimely death of the lead singer kurt cobain well after he had supposedly killed himself april of 1994 people of his hometown thought that his wife courtney love killed him or someone else killed him but that is a conspiracy after he had died there was a R rated documentary which was a major box office flop called kurt and courtney a description of their love lives but back to this live at reading It is a great concert documentary with nirvana that had always and always will be rocking out in the mind of fans so here is my farewell R.I.P kurt cobain but why did you kill yourself you idiot 1967-1994
½ January 18, 2010
If nothing else, this concert film, shot at the Reading Festival in 1992, proves how incredibly well Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic played together. The energy is palpable and the sound is raw. Sure the band fucks up from time to time but it wouldn't be a proper punk show if it was "perfect." Some highlights include a false start of Boston's "More Than A Feeling" before "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Kurt finishing the set with a tortured, distorted stab at "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the band is destroying their equipment. Krist is banging on what's left of the drums to accompany him. Worthy of Hendrix at Woodstock. The difference between a good rock show and a great rock show is that it doesn't necessarily matter what you play, it's how you play it. Nirvana had the feeling and the energy as well as the skill and the combination of the three is what makes this great.
January 1, 2010
Outstanding gig, such a waste...its a split between Nirvana and Stone Roses in bands I'd love to have seen but have no chance of seeing perform live
December 22, 2009
Nirvana's '92 Reading performance is one of the all time great moments in rock. Nirvana was the biggest band in the world at the time and amidst rumours that they were breaking up and that Kurt was so sickly from his drug abuse, he was near death, they came on stage and delivered a thundering and yes, face meltingly intense set that showed everyone the media was full of shit.
One thing I love about Nirvana live is that they play with passion, not precision. They make mistakes, Kurt sings out of tune at times or forgets the words, they dink around between songs, pokes fun at the health rumours by being wheeled onstage in a wheelchair and hospital gown by Everette True. it's very real and very honest and part of what made, and makes, them such a relatable and likable band.
The concerts set list is exhaustive. They play almost the entire Nevermind album, save one song, a few songs which would appear on In Utero, a few b-sides, a few cover and a few from their debut Bleach.
Simply put, this show is legendary and amazing and shows why Nirvana were and will always be the best band of all time. Period.
December 18, 2009
The sound quality was really good! Although, Kurt's vocals weren't the best. Nirvana was the first rock band I saw live. So this was like a rebirth of that event. Good Times!
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