LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology November 27, 1989 - Piper Club, Rome, IT

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Chad Channing (drums)
  • Edwin Heath (tour manager)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Subway Productions
    • Stefano Zurlo (local promoter)
    • Daniela Giombini (road manager)
Load In
16:00
Soundcheck
17:00
Doors
21:00
TAD Showtime
22:00
NIRVANA Showtime
23:00
  1. jam bass jam
  2. Token Eastern Song bass line
  3. Sappy
  1. jam bass jam
  2. jam screaming intro
  3. School
  4. jam bass jam
  5. Scoff
  6. Love Buzz
  7. Floyd The Barber
  8. Dive
  9. Polly
  10. Big Cheese
  11. BREAK
  12. jam
  13. About A Girl
  14. Breed
  15. Spank Thru part of
AUD #1
Equipment:
Sony ECM-929LT > Sony TC-D5M
Lowest Generation:
ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
39 min / 7.5
Notes:
In April 2005 an ANA(1) upgrade was circulated.
Does not include the soundcheck.
AUD #2
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(1) > CDR(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
40 min / 7.0
Notes:
Circulated in December 2014.
Includes "Sappy" from the soundcheck (cuts in, cut), "Dive" is cut and "Breed" cuts out.
AUD #3
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(x) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
37 min / ??
Notes:
Surfaced in November 2018.
AMT #1
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > AUD > VHS(2) > DVDR(1)/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
38 min / 7.0
Notes:
Surfaced in April 2004.
Amateur video recording of a projection of a video of this show.
This is an audience video recording of a projection of a 1st generation copy of the single camera private video of this show owned by the taper.
Whilst the taper is happy to screen his video in clubs, he has refused to trade it out.
AMT CLIP #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > FLV
Length / Sound Quality:
2 min / 8.0
Notes:
Same source as AMT #1 but posted on YouTube in May 2009
Includes only the intro and part of "School".
AUD #4

It is rumored that the show was recorded.

  • After "Big Cheese," Krist and Chad jammed while Kurt went backstage to replace a broken guitar string, according to an attendee.
  • During "Spank Thru," Kurt smashed his guitar, climbed up onto a tall speaker stack, and threatened to jump to his death.
  • SPECIAL NOTES: In February 2007 it was discovered that the supposed Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D6 source was in fact the same source as the Sony ECM-929LT > Sony TC-D5M recording.
  • No Info
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