I have so been craving me some good and dirty old Nirvana lately. Then, serendipitously, I find this excellent show from one of my favorite European cities: Nirvana live in Amsterdam on November 25, 1991. A killer setlist with gems from Bleach, Incesticide, and Smells Like Teen Spirit; and it’s before they broke in the States, so the energy is live and pure and small-club energy abounds.
I also am timing this post to coincide with the latest issue of NME hitting the stands in Britain today, wherein Kurt Cobain is voted by NME readers to be the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Hero OF ALL TIME. Agreed that he was great, I am just not positive about those last three words: OF ALL TIME. Really?
04. Been A Son
05. Negative Creep
06. On A Plain
07. Smells Like Teen Spirit
08. Drain You
11. Floyd The Barber
12. About A Girl
15. Love Buzz
Note: The order of the setlist seems to have some discrepancies when I search on the internet, plus perhaps a song or two may be missing from the whole show as it was played. Just a note for the setlist purists. It still rocks.
Finally, via Last Second Thoughts blog, learn yourself a bit of Nirvana history that I always suspected from the first time I heard the name of their breakout single, but never had confirmed.