Kiss The Stone (KTS133)
Reading Festival - Reading United Kingdom 08-30-92 Total CD Time 57:44 / 16 Tracks Matrix: KTS 133 PHC
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Nirvana Bootography Rating: A 93% Average Reader Rating: 94% Reader Reviews
Nirvana Bootography Review: This is possibly the greatest Nirvana show. Since this disc was released, "The Last UK Show : Reading 92" has surfaced with an additional two tracks (still incomplete). There are several Reading '92 releases... Dumb is the "1st FM Broadcast" and the 18 track version is the "2nd FM Broadcast." Dumb is a Kiss The Stone release, contains outstanding artwork, and is the easiest version of this show to find. Points from the disc rating were subtracted for the missing tracks. All discs containing this show are incomplete.
Everything about the performance is great! The band is alive and jokes about how this is their last show. This was Nirvana's come-back show... the press had dogged the band with rumors of their demise and Kurt's problems. At the start of the show Kurt was rolled onto the stage in a wheelchair wearing a wig and a gown... he feebly stood before the microphone and uttered the first two lines of "The Rose" before collapsing onto the stage. He was obviously mocking the press. For laughs, the band covers Boston's "More Than a Feeling" for a while before kicking into "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
There is also very early version of "All Apologies" which contains alternate lyrics. Kurt tells the crowd that "there have been some pretty extreme things written about us ( himself and Courtney)" and that Courtney felt like everyone hated her. He asks the crowd to say "Courtney we love you!" on the count of three... the crowd obliges and is treated to an early "All Apologies". The early version of "Dumb" is just icing on a already magnificent show! This show, in whatever format you find it, is one that every collector should own.
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