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Fuse to Premiere 'Nirvana: Live at Reading' Concert

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 26th 2009 11:51AM
Kurt CobainNirvana fans wanting to catch the band's seminal performance at the 1992 Reading Festival should tune in to Fuse at 11PM on Nov. 2 , as the music network is set to air an hour-long version of the concert. The entire 90-minute performance will be released the following day on DVD/CD.

Leading up to the Fuse's broadcast, the network will whet Nirvana fans' appetites by running two lead-in shows about the band: 'Loaded: Nirvana' at 10pm and 'Videos that Rocked the World: Smells Like Teen Spirit' at 10:30PM, with the latter giving an in-depth look at the video that accompanied the group's breakout hit.Kurt CobainNirvana fans wanting to catch the band's seminal performance at the 1992 Reading Festival should tune in to Fuse at 11PM on Nov. 2 , as the music network is set to air an hour-long version of the concert. The entire 90-minute performance will be released the following day on DVD/CD.

Leading up to the Fuse's broadcast, the network will whet Nirvana fans' appetites by running two lead-in shows about the band: 'Loaded: Nirvana' at 10pm and 'Videos that Rocked the World: Smells Like Teen Spirit' at 10:30PM, with the latter giving an in-depth look at the video that accompanied the group's breakout hit.

While the group's MTV Unplugged performance has been a staple in Nirvana fans' library, 'Live at Reading' has largely been considered one of the band's best performances in their short career. Lead singer Kurt Cobain performed in a hospital gown and was rolled on stage in a wheelchair, which set the tone for a blistering set of 25 songs, culling from what would become their entire catalog. Drawing mostly from 'Nevermind,' classic Nirvana songs such as 'Come As You Are,' 'About a Girl,' 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' 'Dumb' and 'All Apologies' are mixed in with a few covers ('The Money Will Roll Right In,' 'D-7') and rarities such as 'Negative Creep' and 'Spank Thru.'

The concert has made the rounds as a bootleg over the years but has been remastered and is presented in 5:1 surround sound. Check out this clip of the song 'School' for a glimpse of that hospital gown.

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