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5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history, 12 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Live in Buenos Aires 1992 (Audio CD)
At last an early Nirvana gig at a great price and in its entirety. I'd read about this concert in several Cobain biographies as the band were deeply aggrieved with the audience for booing off their support act "Calamity Jane". Throughout the concert the band seek to annoy and tease the crowd. Opener "Nobody knows I'm New Wave" is described on the CD as a jam and the lyrics are clearly being improvised on the spot with Cobain shouting that he can defecate on stage and on their heads ! I feel he's claiming that as part of Nirvana he could play anything and get away with it while the previous act was unfairly sent packing. Whatever the case he doesn't sound too happy. Twice the band play the intro to "Smells like Teen Spirit" before heading off into other songs. A kind of "Here's what you could have had" as the band choose not to give the audience their best known tune. The sound quality isn't too bad considering it is not an official release but is obviously inferior to most of the live recordings on the box sets, Reading and Muddy Banks releases. However the appeal of owning this concert is that you add a piece of history to your collection. This is one of the greatest rock bands of the last 40 years at the height of their fame on great form. The setlist is fantastic (aside from the deliberate exclusion of Teen Spirit) and the band sound heavier and angrier than on the studio albums. Songs such as Breed and Drain You are taken to a new level and as each song flies by you realise how great a live act these guys were. The whole gig (which is only 58 minutes long) can be watched on You Tube. Come As you Are is one of several comedy moments with Cobain either forgetting the lyrics or perhaps just choosing to grunt his way through the first verse. Also check out the mock techno introduction to Been a Son ! A fantastic addition to any Nirvana collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for collectors!, 4 Dec 2013
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This live recording took place at the Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 30, 1992. This is not an official release by Nirvana's record label Geffen and is from a bootleg recording (the pressing of this release is by Immortal, an independant record label) so the sound isn't perfect and some of the songs sound muffled in parts. However the quality is far better than I expected it to be and was pleasantly surprised by how good this sounded on my old 1990s stereo. Just don't expect the audio to be perfect and you will hopefully be as surprised as I was!

The CD itself comes in a three folded cardboard sleeve with 2 sections containing information about the band written by William Hogeland (I am guessing a journalist, I dont know who he is) with a little history of the band and an analysis of the concert itself. The lefthand section also has a nice picture of Kurt singing. Furthermore the third gatehold sleeve has three fuzzy images of Dave, Krist, and Kurt while the back sleeve has the tracklist and a close up of Kurts face.

The concert itself is superb with 20 tracks on the setlist played brilliantly by the band showing what a tight unit they were. Nirvana sound so much better live than their studio material as they make the songs sound more punk and rawer. Also during the show there is a lot of humour from the hilarious improv jam 'Nobodoy knows i'm new wave' that opens the show to Dave Grohls sarcastic drum solo. Kurt even misses the first verse of 'Come as you are' and just sort of mumbles and grunts instead, and then towards the end the band playfully jam while Dave Grohl says "techno techno", I found it hilarious. The show ends superbly with a brilliant playthrough of 'On a plain' from Nevermind.

I would recommend this to Nirvana fans as it is a good show and will fit nicely into your collection. Nirvana were at the peak of their popularity during this time and even if the audio isn't perfect it's nevertheless a good document of the band and essential for collectors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good that its now widely available cheaply, 24 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Live in Buenos Aires 1992 (Audio CD)
a classic and hilarious gig, if you're a Nirvana Fan but don't know about tape trading, bootlegs etc. this will be perfect for you. its very much a favourite of Nirvana fans

its amazing that Geffen/Universal didn't release something like this back in the day. it would have cost geffen almost nothing and delighted fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars VAMOS NIRVANA, 16 May 2014
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What a great gig this is from Argentina the sound quality is excellent as is each song from start to finish
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