NIRVANA Live at the reading festival
Well, here I am again. Back with a review of the recently released NIRVANA LIVE AT READINGCD/DVD SET. Recorded right at the peak of their musical success, after the release of Nevermind . The dvd starts out with the classic Kurt Cobain wheelchair stunt, (poking fun at the rumors of his mental instability) and him jokingly declaring ‘’This is our last show ... till the next one’’. Then the music kicks in and although I thought it would be below the studio performance (I’m not really impressed with some of Kurt Cobains live antics) it was actually a quality performance. The music is just what you’d expect from a nirvana release, heavy screaming guitars, soft verses, simple drum beats, and in your face vocals. One complaint I’ve always had with nirvana is their nonsensical vocals, it feels like they wrote the lyrics in five seconds! I’ll give you an example from silver ‘’Grandma take me home’’ (x19) really, 19 times in a row?
‘’I’m so lonely
That’s okay I shaved your head
And I’m not sad
And just maybe
I’m to blame for all I’ve heard
And I’m not sure
I’m so excited
I can’t wait to meet you there
And I don’t care
I’m so horny
That’s okay my will is good’’
But nonetheless the music on these tracks is outstanding! It’s not note for note, but that’s ok because some of us are tired of hearing smells like teen spirit played the same way a million times. The cd ends with a few cover tunes and a jam that go nicely in with the rest of the cd. All in all this cd contains quality nirvana music and some goofy moments that everyone could laugh at. The song choice is great and the quality is good which leads me to give LIVE AT READING dvd a 9 out of ten.
And the live at reading cd an 8 out of ten
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