Roma 1994 [Kiss The Stone KTS 284, 1CD]
Live at the Palaghiaccio, Rome, Italy; February 22, 1994. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.
It’s been 20 years since Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994. He was only 27.
The last Nirvana gig took place in Munich, Germany, on March 1, 1994.
Professor Stone’s liner notes:
Well what can you say? So far 1994 has been pretty rough for Nirvana.
A near fatal accident in Rome has brought out the vultures hungry for a corpse. Well, tough luck suckers, our boy Kurt is still with us and with only a few weeks off to recover, it’s back on the road to continue the “In Utero” European tour. None of this “Eddie’s got a headache, cancel all engagements for the rest of the year”, Kurt nearly dies, but within weeks he’s vowed to be back on the boards.
It is going to take a lot more than this to knock down Nirvana’s wall. Regardless of the relentless media attack Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and Nirvana are here to stay, like it or not. The “In Utero” album delivered everything it promised and more, Kurt Cobain has proved himself as the first classic songwriter of the nineties if only you would look beneath the headlines.
What a performer chooses to do in the privacy of his own home, or hotel room, is down to him alone and nobody else. The sad thing is that the people who continually cut down Kurt for his choice of personal treatment always hail the Keith Richards of this world as heroes. Talk about double standards. At the end of the day it is the chords that count, not the chemicals. Nirvana make stunning music and have never failed to deliver the goods. It is time that people checked out Kurt’s lyrics and then they might just begin to understand.
Track 01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter 4:00
Track 02. Drain You 3:33
Track 03. Breed 3:04
Track 04. Serve The Servants 3:11
Track 05. Come As You Are 3:34
Track 06. Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:37
Track 07. Sliver 2:14
Track 08. Dumb 3:00
Track 09. In Bloom 4:13
Track 10. About A Girl 2:40
Track 11. Lithium 3:58
Track 12. Pennyroyal Tea 3:31
Track 13. School 2:34
Track 14. Polly 3:13
Track 15. Very Ape 2:18
Track 16. Lounge Act 2:36
Track 17. Rape Me 2:38
Track 18. Territorial Pissings 2:35
Track 19. All Apologies 3:16
Track 20. On A Plain 3:21
Track 21. Scentless Apprentice 3:39
Track 22. Heart-Shaped Box 4:34
Track 23. Jam/Demolition 3:12
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