"Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn't see it then it was something you pretended you saw." --Kerrang (October 2003) "The staggering energy ... See full summary »
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Five weeks after releasing what was to become the seminal album of a generation, Nirvana was on a nationwide club and small theatre tour that brought them to Seattle's Paramount Theatre for... See full summary »
The period that the film covers was the peak of great Nirvana performances: the middle years when the band was now very musically tight and filled with the excitement of the small social revolution that the early 1990's was bubbling with. They were the most popular band in the world and the performances reflected all the excitement, confusion and passionate fury that came out of being propelled into the mass media.
A few personal highlights are the wonderfully cathartic destruction of "Endless Nameless" and the overwhelming meloncholly of the pumped electric version of "Something in the Way."
If you liked the footage of this film I recommend "The Year Punk Broke" which is a similar documentary of a Sonic Youth tour with a beautiful version of Nirvana (before the disillusionment of fame, etc)opening up for them all across Europe right on the edge of Nirvana's breakthough to the world wide fame. Cobain is giddy and playing better than ever in this footage which is a rare treat to Nirvana fans...the giddiness that is. Plus Sonic Youth is forever fantastic.
"my whole existence is for your amusement and that is why i'm here with you...today i found my nirvana"
-nirvana, BLEACH, "paper cuts"
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