This legendary performance begins with Kurt Cobain coming on stage in a wheelchair, a reference to his recent stays in rehab to beat his drug addiction. NME reports that Dave Grohl was convinced that Nirvana’s headline appearance at Reading Festival in 1992 would end their career.
“Kurt had been in and out of rehab…People weren’t even sure if we were going to show up.”
Grohl added that even he wasn’t confident that the band would be able to pull the gig off.
“We rehearsed once, the night before, and it wasn’t good. I really thought, ‘This will be a disaster, this will be the end of our career for sure.’ And then it turned out to be a wonderful show, and it healed us for a little while.”
Live at Reading was released on CD/DVD on November 2, 2009.
1-the rose (intro) 00:00
3-Drain You 04:40
7-In Bloom 18:37
8-Come As You Are 23:10
10-About a Girl 31:57
13-Lounge Act 39:50
14-more than feeling (cover) 42:50
15-Smells Like Teen Spirit 43:28
16-On a Plain 48:45
17-Negative Creep 51:44
18-Been a Son 54:40
19-All Apologies 58:00
22-Stay Away 01:09:37
23-Spank Thru 01:13:08
24-Love Buzz 01:16:14
25-smoke on the water (cover) 01:20:10
26-The Money Will Roll Right In 01:21:11
28-Territorial Pissings 01:27:10
29-the star spangled banner 01:29:28