Starring: Kurt Cobain
Director(s): Kevin Kerslake
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Originally conceived by Kurt Cobain, LIVE! TONIGHT! SOLD OUT! is a video document of Nirvanas rise from a scruffy trio from the Pacific Northwest into one of the most iconic and important bands in the history of rock music.
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(19 May 2013)
For a band that arguably had just two big hits, these people are pretty selfish. Selfishenough to deprive the fans of their two biggest hits a decent live version of theirtwo biggest hits. Who but a fan of those songs would pay $20 for a DVD, onlyto receive the slap in the face of not one, but TWO parody versions of Smells LikeTeen Spirit in it, a third parody of Come As You Are, and no further referenceto those songs?What gives? The video is supposed to be a live documentation ofthe phenomenon that took Nirvana to the stratosphere of fame, yet it pointedly IGNORES the two songs that drove the entire thing. Worse, it denigrates them.One live version of Smells Like Teen Spirit included here features the charming gesture of Cobain opening the beginning bars of their biggest hit, the crowd roaringin recognition, and then Cobain suddenly trailingoff and refusing to play the rest of the song, with Krist announcing "We're gonna skip that one." The other live version of Smells Like Teen Spirit included here is a parody version that Cobain taped live for a television show in England, where he deliberately garbles thewords and mocks the song throughout, with the band jumping around in protest that theyhad to play along to a recording of the music. Some respect for fans of the original song here,many who probably paid their $20 to see Nirvana's biggest song played live.Then the mocking version of 'Come As You ARe', the only version of it included on the DVD, where Cobain also garbles this song while singing with the voice of a brain damaged drug addict with Downs Syndrome. This was Nirvana's second biggest hit, yet only this horrible version was chosen to be on a live compilation of their greatest hits? Why? To punish those who enjoyed their work? Why? To prove how sophisticated Kurt Cobain is?What the point of this 'punishing' of Nirvana fans who liked these two songs is, is beyond me.This live video project was conceived and compiled according to the wishes and directives of Kurt Cobain,and was not completed until after his death. Krist and Dave cannot be faulted for leaving the projectin the format that Cobain himself planned, so the question remains as to why Cobain hated these two songs enough to go to such lengths as to not only denigrate them, but insist that the denigrations be shovedin the faces of fans who would care to buy the DVD? Why? Ardent fans will insist that this was just tobe 'original' and show the world snippets of some of the truly unconventional and unexpected moments of the band. To those ardent worshippers, I ask the question. If that were the goal, why is it necessaryto include the full length versions of such 'moments', to the entire exclusion of any decent full lengthversion of both those songs? Sure, I agree that the band's eccentricities are part of their story, and snippets or outtakes could be included in such a project. It could even have been put in the DVD extras.But FULL LENGTH parodies, and NO REAL VERSIONS of their two biggest hits in a live greatest hits compilation ?It defies explanation. Maybe some day the world will know the real reason that Kurt Cobain hated those two songs.
5CENTLE55 APPRENT1CE (19 May 2013)
This video is amazing. Originally conceived by the late Kurt Cobain,this home video shows footage from various concerts of Nirvana's"Nevermind"tour. The venues range from the small heat-exhausted clubs like the oneinDallas where the song "Love Buzz" is presented to sold out stadiums liketheone in Brazil. Aside from concert footage, we see a band backstagefoolingaround and obviously enjoying themselves. We also see montages of peoplefrom the media, people in MTV and people of record companies. These weremeshed together very well and it clearly shows how the band was beingharassed by the media during the "Nevermind" tour.Anyways, this video is brilliant. Look for outstanding performances of"About A Girl," "Dive," "Breed," "Territorial Pissings," "Drain You,""Sliver" and "Endless Nameless."
(14 May 2013)
This review is from: Nirvana - Live! Tonight! Sold Out! (DVD) I gave this to my son for Christmas and he loves it. He was impressed that I picked it out (w/ help from Amazon!).
(13 May 2013)
I bought this just to be disappointed - this is not a concert DVD. As a concert DVD "Unplugged" in New York by MTV is much better. Best thing in this DVD is the Extras - where you actually get to watch Nirvana in action without much editing. But that's like 6 songs or so. If you want very short documentary and some Cobain interviews - then this will suffice, but if you want a pure concert without silly editing - wait until better concert DVDs will be released.
(11 May 2013)
This video is a must for every NIRVANA fan. It shows how talented they really were. My favorite videos were, Anerysm, Negative Creep, Lithium, Territorial Pissings, and Endless Nameless where they completely destroyed the set! Rock on NIRVANA.
(11 May 2013)
I remember buying this on VHS back in the 90's after it was released and being blown away by the footage - it captured the energy and attitude of Nirvana so perfectly. This was a project that was started during Kurt's lifetime yet was finished after his departure and it still managed to convey the original concept of the late Cobain. The highlights are many on this great video, but among the best are:1) The performance of 'Territorial Pissings' on a British TV appearance instead of the announced song, 'Lithium'. The set ends with the band trashing the instruments and walking off stage to the sound of feedback, which has the TV host plugging his ears.2) A Top of the Pops appearance that has the band mockingly throwing their instruments around and blatantly playing off key to the prerecorded 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Kurt sings the song in a high-pitched scream during parts and also a low almost operatic tone, changing the words at points and almost swallows the microphone during the 'Hello, Hello, Hello, How low'.3) The live footage of the band destroying their instruments during the song 'Endless Nameless' is some of the most powerful stuff on the video. Kurt's heart-wrenching yells accompanied by images of him throwing himself around with his guitar wrecklessly, jumping into speakers and drum kits seems to display not only the attitude of Nirvana as a band, but also reveals the inner turmoil of Cobain.There is really not any dull moments on this video and the interviews are great. The DVD version comes with some extra footage which is nice bonus material, but the original video is the real gem. A must have for any fan of the band.RECOMMENDATION: If you don't already own all of Nirvana's albums be sure not to forget the 1992's 'Incesticide', a release of odds and ends that really captures the sloppy brilliance that was Nirvana.
(04 May 2013)
If you loved Kurt, Krist and Dave's music you probably have this tape already. If not don't hesitate, BUY IT NOW! This is Spinal Tap for real. The film is chronological so you can watch in horror as Nirvana goes from the excitement of their early sucess to the cynicism of their later tours. It broke my heart to watch Kurt crawl offstage in Rio de Janeiro, stoned out of his mind, wearing a teddy and a tiara.
(03 May 2013)
If you are a fan of Nirvana's or just like good music this video is a must. I am a HUGE Kurt Cobain fan and everything I had bought didn't seem to do justice for Kurt, Dave and Kris, but this did. You have to get this video.R.I.P Kurt2-20-67 4-8-94
(01 May 2013)
This review is from: Nirvana - Live! Tonight! Sold Out! (DVD) songs are good, but image quality is the worse!! i think my cellphone can get a better recording picture than this!!
(30 April 2013)
it was very cool to see nirvana's band singing dancing smiling and joking it was cool
(30 April 2013)
This review is from: Nirvana - Live! Tonight! Sold Out! (DVD) If you were expecting a complete Live Concert performance on DVD, this isn't it. Instead you get, clips, interviews, and highlights of several performances, all done before the In Utero record came out. Some parts contain better quality footage, than other parts.
(30 April 2013)
Anyone who likes Nirvana will definately enjoythis videotape.
(27 April 2013)
I bought this on VHS and wore the tape out-twice. I'm so glad they have it on DVD now. It is a testament to how powerful the band could be in concert. Kurt's ability to alter/enhance the meaning of a song by how he ennunciated the words is breathtaking. This DVD has stellar examples of how raw he could be. I think it also shows some of the humor that I think fans who were not around at the time might miss. I love this DVD.
(27 April 2013)
This review is from: Nirvana - Live! Tonight! Sold Out! (DVD) I was a little disappointed in the video quality of most of these performances..I'm guessing they were almost bootlegs in a sense.
(25 April 2013)
buy it it's cool when Kurt gets in a fight with the bouncer
(25 April 2013)
This review is from: Nirvana - Live! Tonight! Sold Out! (DVD) This DVD is awesome and show why Nirvana were the best grunge band ever and one the best bands ever in general.
(22 April 2013)
Great video. I can't tell you how many times I've watched this video. I especially enjoy the interview sessions inbetween songs and the fight during the Love Buzz song. I love this video, it's a great buy.
(21 April 2013)
Well the Video is Awsome and I have watched it 500 times because Nirvana is the greatest band ever and this video show's off their talent. When I watched it the first time it was a shock because I just had to watch it again and again P.S Doesn't Geffen and MTV need to release more Nirvana stuff for the hard core Nirvana fans like us I mean bootlegs are great but most of the time they are low quality. BUY THIS VIDEO NOW!!!
Gary Feldman (18 April 2013)
This was a thought-provoking, sometimes really friggin' confusing lookat the career of the band in their big fame moment in the late'91-early '94 period, props to the producers for making it clear thatKurt died without saying or showing it and the performances are nothingshort of cool, my three faves are: 1. Aneurysm 2. Smells Like TeenSpirit on Top Of The Pops 3. and every other damn performance! Thisalso has some comical backstage and interview clips including thereally funny scene in which Krist goes into extreme detail about HilaryClinton's S&M fetish, Nirvanamaniacs will love it, but common viewers,in the words of Kurt himself, "Stay Away!"
(18 April 2013)
This has to be the one of best home videos ever made !Bought when it came out on vhs and own it on dvd.Bonus material very cool.
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