From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah

by Nirvana

(1997) Geffen

Description A live album that is a reminder of Nirvana's energy and live performances.
Posted By Jason Henderson (5681)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 6/11/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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This seventeen track CD is filled with songs from just about all of Nirvana's previous albums- "Bleach", "Nevermind", "Incesticide", and "In Utero". Also included is Nirvana's first song, 'Spank Thru', a song that is mostly about love. This is a great live album, probably one of the best I've ever heard. It shows how great Nirvana was, and how powerful they could be. This album, in sorts, is a sequel to the 1994 release of their unplugged performance on MTV, that album being released a month after Kurt's death, and sold over a million. This album, filled with Nirvana's edgier, harder songs. The only hits missing from this record are 'About A Girl', 'Pennyroyal Tea', and 'All Apologies', but those three you can hear on their unplugged album, this one shows Nirvana at their most energetic and powerful. The way I wanted it to be. The album ends with the first song on their first album, 'Blew'. Something I find quite fascinating. This is a great, great live collection of Nirvana songs, some of them sounding even better than the original. My favorite song on the CD is the version of Polly, not the accuistic version, not the punk/new wave version, but GRUNGE version, something I have been waiting to hear for quite some time now and when I finally heard it on this album I thought it sounded better than any of their previous version of the song. My other favorites are 'Anyroism' (I know I spelt that wrong), and 'Milk it', the main reason for that is because it was originally recorded a month before their final performance. This album is for any rock lover who likes live versions better than studio, or any kind of rock lover. It is a great piece of work, something that shouldn't be missed.
On 12/27/2000, Joe Hamilton (99) posted:
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Nirvana was a live band. Their drive came from the ability for them to create a brillant live show. If anyone has the oppurtunity, pick up "Live, Tonight, Sold Out!!!", a video retrospective of Nirvana concerts. While this album contains many wonderful performances of songs like Aneurysm, Drain You, Scentless Apprentice, and even tourette's, I think the greatest Nirvana album, by far, was Unplugged. To end my ramblings, Nirvana should be celebrated well between the live and unplugged cds.
On 9/1/2000, William Saab (162) posted:
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I guess I should elaborate a bit on Joe's review...

This album does kick ass, I agree. Live music is better anyways than studio-recorded, esp. with nirvcana, and also the solos on this album are better in many cases (especially with "school", whose solo on Bleach simply sucks)
On 7/7/2000, Joe Tenbeth (42) posted:
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It KICKS ASS