LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology August 30, 1992 - Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival), Reading, UK

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
  • Everett True (wheelchair assistant)
  • Antony Hodgkinson (dancer)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Susanne Sasic (lighting designer)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • John Duncan (guitar technician)
  • Barrett Jones (drum technician)
  • The Mean Fiddler
    • No Info
Load In
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Soundcheck
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Doors
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Melvins Showtime
12:00
Screaming Trees Showtime
12:50
Pavement Showtime
13:40
Bjorn Again Showtime
14:30
Beastie Boys Showtime
15:35
L7 Showtime
16:40
Teenage Fanclub Showtime
17:50
Mudhoney Showtime
19:10
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Showtime
20:30
NIRVANA Showtime
22:00
  1. No Info
  1. Breed
  2. Drain You
  3. Aneurysm
  4. School
  5. Sliver
  6. In Bloom
  7. Come As You Are
  8. Lithium
  9. About A Girl
  10. tourette's
  11. Polly
  12. Lounge Act
  13. More Than A Feeling part of
  14. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  15. On A Plain
  16. Negative Creep
  17. Been A Son
  18. All Apologies
  19. Blew
  20. Dumb
  21. Stay Away
  22. Spank Thru
  23. Love Buzz
  24. Smoke On The Water jam
  25. The Money Will Roll Right In
  26. D-7
  27. Territorial Pissings
  28. The Star-Spangled Banner part of
AUD #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3
Lowest Generation:
ANA(x) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
89 min / 8.5
Notes:
More complete, but lower quality than AUD #1b, AUD #1c and AUD #1d.
Missing Kurt's "The Rose" intro.
"Lounge Act" cuts in, and "Love Buzz" cuts out.
Has a few small pops.
This source was taped next to the speaker stack, then speed copied with Dolby Noise reduction for sale on Camden Market, sadly the master has been destroyed.
AUD #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [Outcesticide III - The Final Solution]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 9.0
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than AUD #1a.
Includes only "tourettes" and "The Money Will Roll Right".
This source was taped next to the speaker stack, then speed copied with Dolby Noise reduction for sale on Camden Market, sadly the master has been destroyed.
AUD #1c incomplete
Equipment:
Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [Outcesticide IV - Rape Of The Vaults]
Length / Sound Quality:
04 min / 9.0
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than AUD #1a.
Includes only "D-7".
This source was taped next to the speaker stack, then speed copied with Dolby Noise reduction for sale on Camden Market, sadly the master has been destroyed.
AUD #1d incomplete
Equipment:
Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [Outcesticide V - Disintegration]
Length / Sound Quality:
01 min / 9.0
Notes:
Less complete, but higher quality than AUD #1a.
Includes only "More Than A Feeling" (jam).
This source was taped next to the speaker stack, then speed copied with Dolby Noise reduction for sale on Camden Market, sadly the master has been destroyed.
AUD #2 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Sony WM-D6
Lowest Generation:
ANA(1) > DAT(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
87 min / 8.0
Notes:
In August 2002 this upgrade was circulated.
Missing "All Apologies" and "Blew".
AUD #3 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(x) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
91 min / 9.0
Notes:
Missing Kurt's "The Rose" intro.
"More Than A Feeling" cuts in.
Has a cut in "Territorial Pissings".
AUD #4 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
ANA(x) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
87 min / 8.5
Notes:
Missing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and some band banter after "Blew".
"Love Buzz" cuts in and the demolition cuts out after about two minutes.
AUD #5 incomplete
Equipment:
Sony ECM-909 > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
DAT(?) > ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
91 min / 8.5
Notes:
Surfaced in March 2006.
Missing Kurt's "The Rose" intro.
Has cuts in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Territorial Pissings".
AUD #6 incomplete
Equipment:
Supplied > Aiwa
Lowest Generation:
ANA(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
89 min / 8.5
Notes:
Surfaced in June 2016.
Missing between song banter after "Lounge Act" and the end destruction is missing.
SBD #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
DAT(1) > CDR(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
60 min / 9.5
Notes:
Includes songs that are missing from SBD #1b, SBD #1c, and SBD #1d.
The first 8 songs were broadcast on 10/19/92 and the last 8 on 10/22/92, on BBC Radio 1.
It is bass heavy and badly mixed.
Missing Kurt's "The Rose" intro, "About A Girl", "tourette's", "Polly", "Lounge Act", "Negative Creep", "Spank Thru" (except for a very short clip), "Love Buzz", the "Smoke On The Water" jam, "The Money Will Roll Right In", "D-7" (except for a very short clip), and "The Star-Spangled Banner".
SBD #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
58 min / 9.0
Notes:
In April 2007 a new fresh transfer was circulated.
Includes songs that are missing from SBD #1a and SBD #1d.
Second broadcast from British FM radio.
Known generation, but less complete than SBD #1c.
Missing "About A Girl", "tourette's", "Polly", "Lounge Act", "Blew", "Spank Thru", "Love Buzz", the "Smoke On The Water" jam, "The Money Will Roll Right In", "D-7," and "The Star-Spangled Banner".
The broadcast mix omits Kurt's "yeeeeah" at the end of the "Breed" guitar solo, the echoed vocals during "School" chorus and the vocals on "More Than A Feeling" are mostly mixed out.
SBD #1c incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [Into The Black]
Length / Sound Quality:
57 min / 9.0
Notes:
Includes songs that are missing from SBD #1a and SBD #1d.
Second broadcast from British FM radio.
Unknown generation, but more complete than SBD #1b.
Missing "About A Girl", "tourette's", "Polly", "Lounge Act", "Blew", "Spank Thru", "Love Buzz", the "Smoke On The Water" jam, "The Money Will Roll Right In", "D-7", and "The Star-Spangled Banner".
The broadcast mix omits Kurt's "yeeeeah" at the end of the "Breed" guitar solo, the echoed vocals during "School" chorus and the vocals on "More Than A Feeling" are mostly mixed out.
SBD #1d incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah]
Length / Sound Quality:
02 min / 10
Notes:
Includes a song that is missing from SBD #1a, SBD #1b and SBD #1c.
Includes only "tourette's".
SBD #2a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official GAME [Guitar Hero 5]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 10
Notes:
Includes only "Lithium".
The video game contains individual audio tracks (stem mixes) that, together, form the full mix of the recording.
Has different track separation from SBD #2b.
SBD #2b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official GAME [Rock Band DLC]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 10
Notes:
Includes only "Lithium".
The video game contains individual audio tracks (stem mixes) that, together, form the full mix of the recording.
Has different track separation from SBD #2a.
AMT #1
Equipment:
Built In > Sony CCD-F55E
Lowest Generation:
8MM(M) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
96 min / 8.0
Notes:
Shot from the center of the back of the audience.
There is a cut after "Blew".
AMT #2
Equipment:
Built In > Sony
Lowest Generation:
HI8(M) > DVDR/DVDR(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
93 min / 8.5;
Notes:
Shot from the right side of the front of the audience and is very shaky.
There is a small cut during "Breed" and "All Apologies" cuts in.
There is a cut after "Blew".
AMT #3
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(2) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
94 min / 8.0
Notes:
Shot from the right side of the audience, farther back than AMT #2, but closer than AMT #1.
AMT #4 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
8MM(x) > VHS(x) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
65 min / 7.0
Notes:
Shot from the stage.
Missing everything after "All Apologies", which cuts out.
Has a black timecode box covering part of the screen.
Clips of the band right before going onstage and the end-of-show destruction appear on the official video release Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
A clip of Kurt collapsing at the beginning of the show appears on the tribute from the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards.
PRO #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(x)
Length / Sound Quality:
15 min / ??
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio broadcast on MTV.
Has different camera angles from PRO #2a.
Includes only "Come As You Are", "Lithium", and "In Bloom".
This source has yet to be transferred to DVD/FLAC.
PRO #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(2) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
08:16 min / 8.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio broadcast on Broadcast on the British TV show The Beat.
Has different camera angles from PRO #2a.
Includes only "Lithium", "In Bloom", and "All Apologies".
"Lithium" cuts in, and "In Bloom" and "All Apologies" cut out.
PRO #1c incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(2) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
09:14 min / 8.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio broadcast on Broadcast on the British TV show The Beat.
Has different camera angles from PRO #2a.
Includes only "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Sliver", and "About A Girl".
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Sliver" cut in.
PRO #1d incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
05 min / 10
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio.
Higher quality, but less complete than PRO #1a and PRO #1b.
Has different camera angles from PRO #2a.
Includes only "Lithium".
Has additional slow-motion shots that were probably edited in during the making of Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!, but is comprised of the same camera angles.
PRO #1e incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
MASTER > DVDR(1)/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
102 min / 10
Notes:
Surfaced in January 2005.
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio.
Higher quality and more complete than PRO #1a, PRO #1b, PRO #1c, and PRO #1d, but has a black timecode box covering part of the screen.
Has different camera angles from PRO #2a.
The intro is cut, otherwise this video is complete.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed vocals during "School" chorus.
PRO #2a
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD [Live At Reading]
Length / Sound Quality:
98 min / 10
Notes:
Has compressed audio, but more complete than PRO #2b.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1a, PRO #1b, PRO #1c, PRO #1d, and PRO #1e.
Includes professionally remixed stereo audio and 5.1-channel audio by Nathaniel Kunkel, both done in 2009 for this release.
Omits the echoed vocals during "School" chorus and has some fake crowd noise added.
PRO #2b [soundboard audio from professional video] incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [Live At Reading]
Length / Sound Quality:
78 min / 10
Notes:
Uncompressed audio, but less complete than PRO #2a and includes only the audio from the video.
Missing "More Than A Feeling", the "Smoke On The Water" jam, "Love Buzz", and most between-song banter.
Professionally remixed by Nathaniel Kunkel in 2009 for this release.
Omits the echoed vocals during "School" chorus and has some fake crowd noise added.
AMT CLIP #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
01 min / 9.0
Notes:
Amateur video, shot from the stage.
Feature "The Rose" intro and part of the destruction only.
AUD #7

Unknown > Unknown (DAT)

AUD #8

It is rumored that the show was recorded.

AUD #9

It is rumored that the show was recorded.

AUD #10

It is rumored that the show was recorded.

  • The show began with Kurt singing a couple lines of Bette Midler's "The Rose" after being wheeled onstage in a wheelchair by Everett True.
  • No Info
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