November 3 marks the first official release of Nirvana’s legendary performance at the UK’s Reading Festival in 1992, riding shotgun on the Nirvana release bandwagon, as their proto-grunge debut Bleach is reissued the same day with a slew of live material from an early, messy show in Portland.
If you’re a Cobain addict, you’ve probably caught clips of the ’92 Reading concert before—it’s the one where Kurt came onstage in a wheelchair at first—but never has the much-bootlegged footage looked so crisp.
Obviously it’s cleaner looking (and sounding), but this DVD offers a ton of new camera angles to what’s been previously seen of Live at Reading, bringing you closer to the onstage guitar shredding in a way that the often-constricted fan footage never did.
To whet your appetite, take a look at Nirvana’s performance of “Blew” at the ’92 festival below, where they invited some guy named Tony onstage to sloppily dance to their performance. Yes, this video is secondhand-quality stuff: you have to wait until November 3 to see how much better it gets.
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