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|NFC News Previously unseen photos from 1989 and 1991|
A Belgian radio station put up some previously unseen photos on their website from a concert Nirvana played in Ghent, Belgium on December 2, 1989.
Check out the photos here.
Thanks to Jelle.
In a related story, Michael sent in this: there is a photo article on www.zeit.de (online edition of famous German news magazine Die Zeit) about famous photographer Jürgen Teller showing an, as he tells it, unreleased picture of Kurt Cobain that he took in Germany in Nov 1991. You can see the photo here (make sure to scroll to photo #3!)
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 5:24 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Smells Like Grunge|
Interesting article from Gillian G. Gaar about the origins of "grunge", finishing with a look at the new Nirvana DVD.
Also check out this section @ The Examiner which features articles by the same journalist including a piece on the Lounge Acts concert.
Here are some photos of Chad Channing from the event, courtesy of Gillian G. Gaar: #1 and #2.
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 5:19 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Billboard giveaway: win a set of 7 Nirvana albums|
Since “Live at Reading” is out this month, Billboard decided to offer fans the chance to win a set of 7 Nirvana albums.
Whether they are missing a few from their collection or have burned a hole through their old copies from playing them so much, this is a pretty cool giveaway. You can enter here.
Thanks to Julie for the link.
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 5:06 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt mention in Chuck Klosterman’s Eating the Dinosaur|
From NFC news contributor Janet: The second chapter of Chuck Klosterman’s Eating the Dinosaur (Scribner, 2009) is about Kurt and his music, especially In Utero and Incesticide, which Klosterman labels “Guilt Rock.”
His essay “Oh, the Guilt” interweaves a narrative of David Koresh and the 1999 siege at Waco with Cobain’s career in order to provide an answer to “How good was Nirvana?” by saying that the Band, although not in the same category as the Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, and Dylan, should be numbered among the “greatest bands of all time” because they established a “new kind of band,” the first rock group of the media age to be “(a) regularly defined as the biggest band in the free world, while (b) using their espoused hatred of that designation as the principal means for their on-going success.”
The book discusses many other musicians, producers and bands as well, including Radiohead, Weezer, ABBA, and Garth Brooks, but Nirvana is the most detailed.
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 5:03 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana albums re-issued on coloured vinyls|
ORG, a vinyl record label specializing in great-sounding LPs, just reissued Nevermind, In Utero, and MTV Unplugged on limited-edition colored LP. All of these titles were remastered from the original master tapes.
From the description of In Utero:
"Nirvana In Utero on Extremely Limited 180-gram Colored Vinyl from ORG: Collector's Pressing Bests Any Other Version You've Ever Heard.
Remastered 180-Gram Pressing Cut from Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman and Pressed on Yellow Virgin Vinyl at RTI.
Limited to 4000 Copies Worldwide."
The vinyls can be ordered below:
Thanks to Barksdale for the heads up.
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 4:44 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News "The inexplicable career longevity of Dave Grohl"|
Interesting story from the Washington City Paper about the career of Dave Grohl. Thanks to Fabian for the link.
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 4:35 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Bleach rerelease CD includes more rare photos (update)|
|Posted or updated: 11-08-2009 @ 5:19 AM (GMT) by Nathan.|
|NFC News New NIRVANA store|
We've teamed up with Amazon to bring you the best selection of NIRVANA DVDs, CDs, box sets, t-shirts and much more. Check out the online store below.
|Posted or updated: 11-06-2009 @ 7:59 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Them Crooked Vultures/"Guitar Hero" followup|
If you'd recall, last month the estate of Kurt Cobain was suing regarding the Guitar Hero 5 game for misuse of his likeness. It now seems as though No Doubt will follow suit with the same thing in regards to Activision's (the developers of the Guitar Hero series) new game, Band Hero. Read more about this new development.
|Posted or updated: 11-05-2009 @ 1:39 AM (GMT) by Nathan.|
|NFC News NFC's review of Live at Reading DVD|
One of Nirvana's best and most iconic performances is finally captured as a high-quality DVD - the latest offering from the catalogue.
The August 30, 1992 headlining concert marked Nirvana's return to the stage after the birth of Kurt Cobain's daughter, not to mention a period of much turmoil for the band.
It was a triumphant return with one of the longest concerts the band ever played, including songs that had yet to be released at that point, and an early version of what would become tourette's on In Utero.
The DVD, which includes the complete show, also depicts the band sharing funny onstage banter, engaging actively with the audience, and completely trashing their instruments by the end of the show.
The concert - which has been partially broadcast on radio several times, and long available in collector's circles in full - was way overdue an official release. The crisp color-corrected picture quality and re-mastered audio offers a great treat for Nirvana fans - not to mention an audio track which is now available in DTS and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
While an original MySpace post about the DVD promised "a wealth of exclusive bonus features", the DVD, unfortunately, contains no bonus features at all. The only small bonus is a previously unseen clip after the credits of Kurt Cobain walking off stage, signing an autograph, and talking to a fan.
The limited edition DVD package also contains a CD of the show. Due to time constraints, the CD is heavily edited, omitting in-between song banter and such, as well as the track Love Buzz.
The historic concert is a must-have, though. It's one of Nirvana's finest performances, preserved for posterity in pristine quality, and definitely worthy of many subsequent watches/listens.
Some screenshots from the simple DVD menus:
Also check out a great review of the DVD from the Seattle Times.
If you don't own the DVD yet, you can order the various editions below:
|Posted or updated: 11-03-2009 @ 5:13 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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