Another weekend of working slavishly on the room: sanding drywall, spray texturing, priming, final painting of the walls and ceiling. After hours of working on Saturday, I was ready for a break out on the prairie. A yellowed last quarter moon was rising up above the eastern horizon when I parked the truck.
Three part act this evening, starting off with Siouxsie & The Banshees performing live at the Shibuya Kokaido in Tokoy on February 5, 1983. Sultry voice and great guitar work. Sipping tequila, consumed with the first of two cigars. Excellent soundboard recording of the whole show. The Japanese politely clap in the background.
Looking at us with their dull eyes
As we drive right by
Error on top of error
The sunbeam grows dim
But here come the aches and pains
Struggles to survive
His attitude adjustment
Getting hard to care
Next up was Nirvana recorded live at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago, IL. on October 12, 1991. Their second album was released the previous month, their hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" capturing the attention of the nation, propelling them to instant stardom. They were just beginning to ride the crest of the wave that would suddenly crash in 1994.
"10-12-91 is one of the best Nirvana shows ever recorded and can be found on at least three separate discs. The vocals are blistering and extremely solid. The drums are a little loud and drown out the bass somewhat, but the performance is raw and full of energy. An early "Rape Me" & "Lounge Act" would have been nice additions to the setlist, but there can't be any complaints about the songs that were performed. A few times during the show, stage divers knock over the mic stand and the vocals are lost for a few seconds (Krist tells them to watch it.) It's a fun show to listen to and a favorite among Nirvana bootleg collectors.