Dies hier ist die offizielle Pressemitteilung von Geffen über die Veröffentlichung der Nirvana Livealbums "From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah".


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF NIRVANA'S ELECTRIC LIVE ALBUM COMING OCT. 8
"FROM THE MUDDY BANKS OF THE WISHKAH"

NEW YORK, August 2, 1996 "From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah", an album of live performances by Nirvana, will be released October 8, 1996 on DGC Records. It will feature 16 songs recorded between 1989 and 1994, from Seattle to Springfield, from London to Amsterdam, in venues ranging from small American clubs to The Reading Festival in England.
"It’s an aggressive record", says Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who along with drummer Dave Grohl listened to more than a hundred hours of tapes to select the tracks. "Hopefully, people who didn’t get to see us live will get a flavor of what the band was all about". "Most of the songs we chose were ones we played every night". Novoselic also contributed liner notes for the album. If the previous live Nirvana album, MTV Unplugged In New York
(1994), documented the acoustic side of the band "Nirvana lite" , as Novoselic puts it, then "From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah" is "Nirvana raw". Sources for the tracks range from soundboard reference cassettes to 24-track recordings. The album was mixed with Andy Wallace.

Originally a two-CD live set was planned for release in the fall of 1994, one disc from the acoustic "MTV Unplugged" show and another culled from the band’s electric performances. However, the process of reviewing the live tapes so soon after the April 1994 suicide of the band’s singer-songwriter-guitarist, Kurt Cobain, proved too emotionally difficult for Novoselic and Grohl so the Unplugged album was released on its own. "Nirvana was a great live band and I always felt there should be an album to document the intensity of their best performances", noted Mark Kates, DGC A&R executive. "Unplugged represents a great moment and an important side of the band, but this record gets to the core of what it was like to
see one of their shows". Two tracks on From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah pre-date the band’s breakthrough album Nevermind: "Polly" and "Breed" were both recorded in London in December 1989. The majority, however, come from the band’s world tour in winter 1991: "Drain You", "Aneurysm", "(Smells Like) Teen Spirit", "Been A Son", "Lithium", "School", "Negative Creep", "Blew" and "Spank Thru" Nirvana’s appearance at The Reading Festival in summer 1992 yielded "tourette’s". The remaining tracks are derived from the winter 1993-94 tour in support of In Utero: "Sliver", "Scentless Apprentice" (recorded for "MTV Live and Loud"), "Heart-Shaped Box" and the most recent recording, from a January 4, 1994 concert in Seattle, "Milk It". "From The Muddy Banks Of Wishkah" is named for the river that intersects
Aberdeen, Washington where Nirvana was founded. Both Cobain and Novoselic hailed from the town southwest of Seattle. Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach, was released in June 1989 on the Seattle-based Sub Pop label, and followed that December by an EP, Blew. The band embarked on three U.S. tours, as well as an excursion to Europe and two to England (where Melody Maker magazine called Nirvana "one of the most visceral, intense and beautiful bands on the face of the planet").

Grohl joined the band in the fall of 1990. Following the November release of the "Sliver"/"Dive" single, Nirvana left Sub Pop for DGC Records. Its major label album debut, "Nevermind", was released September 1991, followed by "Incesticide" in December 1992 and "In Utero" in September 1993. In November 1993, Nirvana recorded an "MTV Unplugged" concert, the source of MTV Unplugged In New York, released posthumously the following November. A full-length home video, "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!" was also released late in 1994.

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