So there has been a lot of news about Nirvana this week and with today being the 25th anniversary of their last live show I thought I would share some of it with you.
So….Nirvana played their last concert on March 1, 1994. The venue was a 3,000 capacity place in Munich, Germany called Terminal 1. The Seattle rockers opened with a cover of the Cars “My Best Friends Girl.” They actually lost power for a short while during the show but came back and closed out with ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ . It was one of the shortest shows they played and the rest of their European tour was cancelled officially due to Kurt’s bronchitis. Obviously there was much going on as a month later, we lost the frontman and there would sadly be no more Nirvana shows.
Here is some footage from that show of the opening number. The quality is pretty rough but it is still pretty epic stuff considering it was their last show.
The remaining band members will mark the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death with a special vinyl release of the band’s ‘Live At The Paramount’ concert album (previously on DVD and Blu-Ray but first time on vinyl). It comes with a cool poster and a replica VIP pass from the show.
Also coming out in April is ‘Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain’, a book written by the band’s manager Danny Goldberg. That should be pretty legit and worth the read.
Lastly in the world of memorabilia, a Boston Auction company will be auctioning off the hospital gown Kurt Cobain wore at his 1992 Reading Festival show. Courtney Love had given the gown to a fan following Kurt’s death. The auction company is expecting it to bring around $50,000. (The cardigan sweater he wore while taping MTV’s Unplugged sold for $137,500 back in 2015!)
So on this the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s last concert can I just once again say … Kurt Cobain … we wish you had been with us longer mate … but thank you for the music you gave us and for waking us up musically in the early nineties when we really needed it.