"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 »
"Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000" features twenty-eight full length songs from various cities on the band's 2000 U.S. tour. The video includes live music clips, videos, behind the scenes shots... See full summary »
Where's the follow-up? This film documents, quite well, only the immediate period following the release of their smash hit "Nevermind" album. It is very nicely done, but it leaves fans thirsty for more in the way of a video release, especially in the advent of the DVD. Something from the In Utero tour? An uncut presentation of the landmark "Unplugged" performance (the bootleg doesn't cut it)? Aside from a very brief snippet of "Rape Me" playing in the background in one part, most of this is from the NEVERMIND record with a few cuts from BLEACH and INCESTICIDE sprinkled around. That was the plan though, I suppose, seeing as it's main objective is to cover the insane over-hype that followed the success of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
This is a must for Nirvana fans but more is due. Suppose the powers that be want to let an after-the-storm quiet ensue, though, so that the marketing machine can go full-throttle again when the post-grunge backlash fades away, and Nirvana is once again a profitable iconic entity. yay.
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