Friday, 7 September 2012

#21 NIRVANA - Live at U4, Vienna 1989 (Flac)

Nirvana’s first European tour began in October 1989. The “Heavier Than Heaven” tour as it was subsequently named was a reference to the power of the music and also the weight of front man Tad Doyle of co-headliners Tad.

The intense tour schedule consisted of thirty-seven shows in forty-two days in nine countries leaving no option but to drive overnight to the next venue.

This show from U4 in Vienna is remarkable not just for the performance but the crowd reaction generously titled as crowd banter on a few tracks. There is one member of the audience who in his desperation to hear “About A Girl” is reduced to screaming and shrieking so much he sounds as if he’s having a mental breakdown. His use of ‘Anglo-Saxon’ (swearing) is quite phenomenal for a foreigner. It’s incredible that he wasn’t removed by the security.

This is from a pre-fm source bar the first two tracks and the best quality early live Nirvana show.




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NIRVANA
November 22, 1989
U4
Vienna, Austria
(JWB REMASTER)
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01 (Intro)
02 School
03 Scoff
04 Love Buzz
05 Floyd The Barber
06 Dive
07 (Crowd Banter)
08 About A Girl
09 Spank Thru
10 Big Cheese
11 Sappy
12 Breed
13 (More Crowd Banter)
14 Been A Son
15 Negative Creep
16 Blew
17 (Encore Break)
18 Help Me I'm Hungry

SOURCE: A+ Stereo Soundboard
TOTAL TIME: 61:47

ORIGINAL LINEAGES:
Track 01 (beginning): FM>CDR2>WAV
Track 01-02: DAT>CDR2>WAV (possibly FM)
Tracks 03-18: "Play The Fucking Guitar Man" CD>EAC>WAV (Pre-FM)

REMASTER LINEAGE:
WAV>COOLEDIT>CDWAVE>FLAC

REMASTERING NOTES:
Sources combined to form a complete show
Re-equalizing
Volume fluctuations smoothed over
A few clicks removed
There was no noise reduction, compression, or any other funny business
REMASTERED BY JWB.


7 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I used to avoid early nirvana shows. Don't know why, maybe I was just unfamiliar with some of the song titles, but this is a great show with lots of energy and a hungry band going all out. I still favor tracks from In-Utero, but this is a great look into the beginnings of this excellent, talented group

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  2. Thanks grifftrain for your comments. I don't know whether it was the heckling but as you say the band just play full on, with complete conviction. More Nirvana to appear in the future

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  3. Cool show. Thanks!

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  4. Downloaded OK. Thanks for such good music.

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  5. Right on time! Thank you very much!

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  6. well spotted, 23 years anniversary tomorrow

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  7. Great show, full of an energy with bunch of drunks in the audience lol

    thanks. love so much!!!

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