"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 »
In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »
An absolute must see for fans of Nirvana and the grunge music scene of the early 90's. This is an extremely well made video documentary and as such has value outside this fan base.
Most of the footage is edited from live performances, studio chat shows and MTV type interviews at around the time their smash hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' captured a new generation and stormed to the top of the US Billboard Singles chart, ousting Michael Jackson from #1.
The video is cut in such a way as to emphasise the glossy commercialism associated with their success and the irony the band felt as an 'alternative' rock group promoted to a 'mainstream' audience. The title captures this irony perfectly.
Grunge - a small slice of life, the essence of which is captured here on video. Should not be forgotten. 10/10
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