Nirvana - Live! Tonight! Sold Out! 1993

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The Seattle grunge band in concert in New York City on the 18th November 1993 for MTV's Unplugged season.

Starring:
David Grohl, Kurt Cobain
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  • Feature exempt
Starring David Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Jonathan Ross, Krist Novoselic
Director Kevin Kerslake
Studio UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS
Rental release 13 November 2006
Main languages English

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By m.bison on 26 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
I remember watching `Live! Tonight! Sold out!' at the peak of being a Nirvana fan and it was an amazing experience. If you are a Nirvana fan, then this is a great watch; but if you are a MASSIVE Nirvana fan, then this is so good it will make you crazy. I was expecting a concert style show with the band playing a set list of songs (which, if you look at the back cover of the case, is what you'll expect, too), but, because Kurt was behind the making of the video (there were no DVDs in 1993), we get something so much better. I get the feeling that Nirvana's record company wanted to cash in on Nirvana's popularity at the time and put out a simple live video to showcase the band live. Nirvana, however, probably thought that if they had to release a live video, then they would use it as an opportunity to make some points.

It starts off with an advert for a group of yuppie, pony-tailed consultants who are supposedly the cogs behind the live shows of any slick, well-oiled, big permed hair, Kiss make-up, big drum, mainstream rock band. This is exactly what Nirvana hated about rock - the commercialisation of it; the way that cutting loose and raging about something had become so contrived and phoney. The concert then looks like its about to get going as we see the band play a great version of `Aneurysm' in a small, intimate venue. At this point, you sit back, get comfortable, and look at the case to see what songs are coming next ... but then, at exactly the halfway point of the song, we cut to the band dressed in women's clothes and playing `Aneurysm' in a huge outdoor arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The vocals and the sound are no way near as good and it's as if the band is using the contrast to say 'this is why we hate playing at huge venues'.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Oct. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
If you are a true Nirvana fan and don't already own a copy of this, buy it immmediately! This vid contains Kurt at his best performing tracks from both Bleach and Nevermind at various concerts. The interviews of Kurt and the band are highly entertaining but I won't give much away about that, with the exception that you can see that he didn't consider himself "the greatest rock star" and he certainly wasn't big-headed. Although the video doesn't contain the promo videos for the tracks off Nevermind, the live performances certainly make up for it! The video even lives up to the tradition of the "hidden track" and the performance of 'Endless Nameless' is superb! A fantastic blend of interviews and live footage.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Harrison on 6 Sept. 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Well, what can I say? This is how strongly I feel about this video:
If I saw a homeless person begging for money I would give him £20, take him to the local video store and buy him this. This video truely is a masterpiece. It is a must buy. There are no two ways about it. Buy this video. Trust me. The band Nirvana has had such a great influence on so many peoples lives, what better way to remember Nirvana then to buy this video. The footage is so precise and entertaining. It is often funny. You cannot help but laugh at Kurt Cobains deep voice when he mockingly sings 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' on Top Of The Pops. The producers of TOTP were furious. FANTASTIC!!! In one word: FANTASTIC!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Endsor on 3 Feb. 2004
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Being only 17 I never experienced the music scene of the early nineties but Nirvana is one of my all time favourite bands. This video is essential to any Nirvana fan but in particular those who never caught it the first and only time around. The video provides an amazing insight to those of us who know Nirvana is more than just 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' which is why we dont mind the 'rendition' produced on this video! Buy Now
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Goodman on 9 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
I bought this on video when it first came out, and since the DVD revolution have hoped it would be realeased on those flashy discs. It hasn't disappointed and the magic is still there. Also it is nice to see some additional material included too.

For those who haven't watched this, it is an essential dvd to own for any grunger. If you are a Nirvana fan buy it!! There isn't much video material available of Nirvana so this is a must buy. Let's hope they bring out an official recording of the unplugged gig too!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Olafsson on 25 July 2004
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Kurt Cobain was really something huh? I think i realised after watching this video that this man was truly one of a kind, Cool without being cool, a great musician without really being a great musician you know? witness his erformance on "Aneurysm" Negative Cree , "Love Buzz" and the heartbreaking video of "Come As You Are, where it becomes obvious that the man is in severe mental agony. You also get signs from the good times, like Readings "Lithium" and the hilarious Smells like....and Territorial... This is a must have for EVERYONE! A great reminder and testament to a missed rock icon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Nov. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
From the outset this video will have you in stitches. The interviews are the real gems, but seeing Kurt and the bouncer is worth it too. You really get to see their characters and Dave Grohl is just hilarious, 'are they aware they suck?!' sums up his opinion on G'n'R. Unfortunately no In Utero material is on this video and it's a pain there is no DVD(darn VCR's got teeth!). The performances are all live, as the name suggests :-). It's funny to see the rock star stereotype and the guitar hero ideals quashed by Kurt in a lace nighty thing. If you like Nirvana you'll like this, it also touches on their musical ideas and views of the music business at that time. Oh and if you dislike Jonathan Ross already then prepare for the next reason to switch off your TV for good. My final reason to buy this video is for the TOTP performance which apparently the band where ashamed of afterwards but is worth seeing if you haven't.
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