I’m sure allot of you are talking shit and thinking, “Now really, what is left to say about Nirvana? Do we really need a new DVD review? At this point in the game everything that could be said about Nirvana has already been said!” Well you’re probably right but you gotta admit at least it’s a really good platform to say….
COURTNEY LOVE IS A FUCKING EVIL MANIPULATIVE SELFISH CUNT WHORE BITCH! And… COURTNEY LOVE KILLED KURT COBAIN, EITHER DIRECTLY OR NON-DIRECTLY! FACT!
Ok, now that we’ve got some of the Courtney bashing out of the way, now you gotta check out this official trailer for this here Nirvana Live At The Paramount DVD:
Pretty sick eh? The reason it looks so good is because it was transferred from 16mm film and multi-track audio. It’s actually the only known Nirvana concert shot to film and is now available in a 1080p high-definition picture and uncompressed 5.1 surround sound and stereo on Blu-ray (or you can just get the DVD cuz let’s face it only rich dickheads own Blue-ray players and no one can really tell the difference anyways).
Seeing Nirvana’s homecoming show at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle again brought back a flood of memories. Why you ask? Well, because on Halloween 1991, I (Travis Keller, age 14) snuck out of my parents house, skipped school (cuz let’s get honest High School is a waste of fucking time, I was ready to become a student of the school of life), hopped in a car with three older cool kids who went to the univercity of Idaho (in Moscow, Idaho where I grew up) and drove six hours to Seattle, Washington (the birthplace of what they call “GRUNGE” in the media and in those days what I considered to be the center of the cool universe) to see Bikini Kill, Nirvana and Mudhoney. And we were supposed to see em in that order, but considering Nevermind had come out a little over a month before this (September 23rd, 1991) and become more popular than wearing underwear. Plus this was to be Nirvana first show in North America (let alone in their adopted home town of Seattle) since there already famous record came out with the naked baby floating after a dollar bill, it was wisely decided that Mudhoney would swap time slots with Nirvana and go on before them.
Nirvana (Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam) – YouTube
Now I know this sounds super cheesy (I don’t give a fuck cuz it’s honestly true) but my life was forever changed after I walked through the doors to the Paramount. For one, I’d never been to a real big concert without parental supervision or an older dorky cousin making me look like a poser. In fact I’m gonna get honest and admit that one of the only other concerts I’d been to at this point in my life was Amy Grant with my mom. We just didn’t get much live music in Idaho. Sure I’d been to local punk shows my friends had put on but that seemed different than this because I usually knew everyone in the bands, everyone in the crowd too, there wasn’t usually very much of a stage, zero massive lights and our punk shows didn’t attract older kids in jean jackets smoking weird smelling cigarettes (I was later scolded that they were smoking “Marijuana DORK!” by one of the kids I rode with). Just being there under the giant lights and knowing that I was going to see three of my favorite bands play some of my favorite songs up there on that stage made everything I dreamed of doing so tangible. A feeling that I really could do whatever the fuck I wanted with my life washed over me. In a little under three years graduation day WOULD pass and I would be free of my parents controlling grip and on my directionless way to sunny Los Angeles, California.
Nirvana – “Endless Nameless” (aka “The Secret Song”) live
[bootleg version NOT ON THIS DVD]
Anyways, back to me… so there I was about to see Kathleen Hanna, whom I had a massive school boy crush on (and yes her hairy armpits did bum me out a little but I soon got over that once they started rocking and instantly fell back in love with her), and her band Bikini Kill plow through what I deemed as already classic hits. Isn’t it funny that Kathleen Hanna, the queen of Riot Grrlds, ended up with Ad Rock, (a Beastie Boy, a guy who wanted to call their first album “Don’t Be A Faggot” but Capitol wouldn’t let them). Read her blog here. Mudhoney fucking ripped too. That’s the only bummer is that their sets weren’t filmed and slapped on this DVD too. Now that would be a dream! Does anyone know of footage of the other two bands existing. I’m gonna guess it doesn’t just based on the fact that I’ve never seen it or even heard of it. But if I’m wrong, let the truth ring out in the comments section yo!
Even Axl is down with this DVD by now… he stamps it a KILLER as he’s flown to africa to have his hair re-braided! Booyah!
Hey Axl, when are we gonna hang buddy? Let’s party on Acid and the stair-master like I hear you’re into! I’m ready! Also, how can I get myself a pair of Axl Rose Converse shoes?
Just like these:
Here’s the tracklisting, in case Axl Rose was wondering.
LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE previously unreleased concert
1. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam
3. Drain You
5. Floyd The Barber
6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
7. About A Girl
11. Love Buzz
13. Been A Son
14. Negative Creep
15. On A Plain
17. Rape Me
18. Territorial Pissings
19. Endless, Nameless
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (music video)
2. Come As You Are (music video)
3. Lithium (music video)
4. In Bloom (music video)
Also did you know Deer Tick had a Nirvana tribute band for a while? I guess it go more popular than their real band was so they ended it but I’m pretty sure they played Bonaroo first! I wish I could have seen them play! Get the Nirvana tribute band back together guys!!!