LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology October 31, 1991 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, US

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
  • Nikki McClure (dancer)
  • Ian Dickson (dancer)
  • Monty Lee Wilkes (tour manager)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Myles Kennedy (monitor engineer & drum technician)
  • Nic Close (guitar technician)
  • Monqui Presents
    • Chris Monlux
Load In
…:…
Soundcheck
…:…
Doors
20:00
Bikini Kill Showtime
…:…
Mudhoney Showtime
…:…
NIRVANA Showtime
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  1. Drain You
  2. Rape Me
  1. Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam
  2. Aneurysm
  3. Drain You
  4. School
  5. Floyd The Barber
  6. jam
  7. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  8. About A Girl
  9. Polly
  10. Breed
  11. Sliver
  12. Love Buzz
  13. Lithium
  14. Been A Son
  15. Negative Creep
  16. On A Plain
  17. Blew
  18. Rape Me
  19. Territorial Pissings
  20. Endless, Nameless
AUD #1
Equipment:
Sonic Studios DSM-6P > Casio DA-R100
Lowest Generation:
DAT(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
73 min / 9.0
Notes:
The master tape was transferred and circulated in May 2007.
Commonly mislabelled as Sonic Studios > Sony WM-D3.
Does not include the soundcheck.
AUD #2
Equipment:
Sonic Studios DSM-6P > Sony TCD-D3
Lowest Generation:
DAT(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
69 min / 8.0
Notes:
Surfaced in June 2005.
Does not include the soundcheck.
AUD #3 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
50 min / 5.0
Notes:
Surfaced April 2nd 2017.
Does not include the soundcheck.
SBD #1a
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
72 min / 9.5
Notes:
More complete, but lower quality than SBD #1b, SBD #1c, SBD #1d, and SBD #1e.
Wallace copied and pasted Kurt's chiming guitar to cover up a bum note on "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
Does not include the soundcheck.
Professionally mixed by Andy Wallace.
SBD #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official Promo CD [Nevermind It's An Interview]
Length / Sound Quality:
20 min / 10
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than SBD #1a.
Includes only "About A Girl", "Aneurysm", "Drain You", "On A Plain", part of "Endless, Nameless", and "School".
Has talking over the beginnings of all songs except "Drain You" and "On A Plain".
Does not include the soundcheck.
Professionally mixed by Andy Wallace.
SBD #1c incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [Come As You Are]
Length / Sound Quality:
10 min / 10
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than SBD #1a.
Includes only "Drain You" and "School".
Does not include the soundcheck.
Professionally mixed by Andy Wallace.
SBD #1d incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [Lithium]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 10
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than SBD #1a.
Includes only "Been A Son".
Does not include the soundcheck.
Professionally mixed by Andy Wallace.
SBD #1e incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 10
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than SBD #1a.
Includes only "Negative Creep".
Does not include the soundcheck.
Professionally mixed by Andy Wallace.
Side four of the vinyl version contains additional stage banter not present on this source.
PRO #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown (16 mm)
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
15 min / 10
Notes:
Has different camera angles from PRO #2, PRO #4, PRO #5, and PRO #6.
Includes only "About A Girl", "Polly", "Breed", and parts of "Endless, Nameless".
Five-camera PRO-shot video, featuring soundboard audio with audience mics mixed in.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #2 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown (16 mm)
Lowest Generation:
VHS(2) > DVDR/VHS(2) > DVDR(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
08 min / 9.5
Notes:
In December 2008 it was discovered that the VHS(x) tape was in fact a second generation tape.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #5, and PRO #6.
Includes only "Endless, Nameless".
Multi-camera edit made from the professional five-camera masters with soundboard audio.
Footage is in black and white and has special effects throughout, except during the quiet parts of the song.
Includes some additional shots added in over the live video from other parts of the song.
This was to be used as a music video, but was rejected.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #3 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown (16 mm)
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 9.5
Notes:
Has different camera angles from PRO #5 and PRO #6.
Includes only "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam".
Two-camera PRO-shot edit made from the fix-camera masters, featuring soundboard audio with audience mics mixed in.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #4 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown (16 mm)
Lowest Generation:
Master > FLV
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 10
Notes:
Has different camera angles from PRO #5 and PRO #6.
Includes only "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which has some special effects.
Six-camera video with soundboard audio.
Includes the five professional 16 mm angles along with black and white clips of the uncirculated Super 8 amateur video.
Edited by Louis Marciano in November 1991, possibly for potential release as a music video.
Circulating copies are sourced from an FLV video file posted on YouTube.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #5 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown (16 mm)
Lowest Generation:
DTV > TS
Length / Sound Quality:
45 min / 10
Notes:
Broadcast on VH1 and Palladia in September 2011.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #2, PRO #3, PRO #4, and PRO #6.
Missing "Drain You", "School", "Floyd The Barber", the jam, "About A Girl", "Love Buzz", "Been A Son", "Negative Creep", and "Rape Me".
Five-camera video with soundboard audio.
Includes professionally remixed stereo audio and 5.1-channel audio by Nathaniel Kunkel, both done in 2011.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #6
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown (16 mm)
Lowest Generation:
Official Blu-ray Disc [Live At The Paramount]
Length / Sound Quality:
72 min / 10
Notes:
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #2, PRO #3, PRO #4, and PRO #5.
Five-camera video with soundboard audio.
Includes professionally remixed stereo audio and 5.1-channel audio by Nathaniel Kunkel, both done in 2011 for this release.
At least one instance of an out-of-tune instrument was fixed during the production of this audio mix.
This is evident with Krist's bass during "About A Girl", which sounds noticeably out of tune on other circulating recordings of the show.
AMT #1

It is rumored that the show was recorded.

AMT #2

The brother of the professional video's director shot some Super 8 footage from the audience.

  • The show was originally supposed to be at the Moore Theatre, but had to be moved to a larger venue.
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