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In Utero, the essential grunge album; Nirvana at Reading

An article about the Sub Pop 20th anniversary in The National lists Nirvana's In Utero as one of the five essential grunge albums. The paper also includes a story about Nirvana's 1991 Reading performance. "Although not an unknown quantity in the UK - the band's 1989 debut album Bleach attracted much critical praise - they carried none of the mystique and myth that history has subsequently ladled upon them. Yet over the following hour, a palpable wave of recognition swept the throng, as we bore witness to a frenzied statement of intent: howling three-minute barrages of punk-fueled rage tearing into the air, Marshall stacks creaking and roadies scurrying. Nirvana meant it." Read full article here.

Posted in NFC news section at www.nirvanaclub.com on 07-23-2008 @ 4:07 AM (GMT).

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