LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology December 1, 1989 - Fahrenheit, MJC Espace Icare, Issy-les-Moulineaux, FR

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Chad Channing (drums)
  • Edwin Heath (tour manager)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Radical Production
    • Christophe Davy
    • Fahrenheit Association
      • Philippe Renaud
Load In
16:00
Soundcheck
16:30
Doors
20:00
Bloody And Heavy Showtime
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NIRVANA Showtime
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TAD Showtime
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  1. Planet Claire jam
  1. jam
  2. School
  3. Scoff
  4. Love Buzz
  5. Floyd The Barber
  6. Dive
  7. Polly
  8. Big Cheese
  9. Spank Thru
  10. About A Girl
  11. Breed
  12. Been A Son
  13. Stain
  14. Negative Creep
  15. Blew
AUD #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
44 min / 9.0
Notes:
First surfaced in March 2001 and in February 2012 the master tape was retransferred and circulated.
Does not include the soundcheck.
The opening jam, "Dive", "Been A Son" and "Blew" cuts in and has some cuts between songs.
"About A Girl" is missing due to tape flip.
Used for a broadcast on the French FM radio station Aligre.
SBD #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
38 min / 9.0
Notes:
Surfaced in November 2001.
Features 'About A Girl' and the 'Johnny B. Goode' jam which are not present on the AUD sources.
Does not include the soundcheck.
Missing the opening jam, "Been A Son" and "Stain".
"School", "Floyd The Barber", "About A Girl", "Negative Creep" cuts in slightly and "Breed" cuts out.
AMT #1a
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > AVI/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
45 min / 8.5
Notes:
Amateur video, shot from Kurt's side of the stage.
More complete and of higher quality than AMT #1b but has digital errors in "Planet Claire" (jam), "Love Buzz", "Scoff", "Dive", "About A Girl" and "Breed".
The opening jam cuts in, "School" has a cut, "Scoff" cut's in, "Stain" has a cut and "Blew" cut's in.
Includes all of what is circulating from the soundcheck.
AMT #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > MOV/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
10 min / 8.0
Notes:
Amateur video, shot from Kurt's side of the stage.
Less complete and of lower quality than AMT #1a but without digital errors in "Love Buzz" and "Dive".
Released by the venue on their website as two MOV files.
Includes only "Love Buzz" and "Dive".
AMT #2

In the circulating amateur video, someone in the front row of the audience can be seen using what may be a video recorder (possibly Super 8).

  • During soundcheck, Krist jammed on The B-52's "Planet Claire," which sounds very similar to Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn Theme." During the jam, both Mancini and "Planet Claire" were mentioned, but it appears that Krist was intending to play "Planet Claire" due to the show being recorded for a radio show called Planet Claire on Aligre FM and his own clarification after someone whistled the melody to the "Peter Gunn Theme."
  • The band started the show with a more structured jam than the usual opening noise.
  • Before "Polly", Krist and Chad jammed briefly on Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and George Thorogood and the Destroyers' "Bad To The Bone."
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