August 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Updated: August 31, 2017 8:57 am

Nirvana’s iconic Reading Festival 1992 performance is on YouTube

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It’s been 25 years since Nirvana performed at the Reading Festival in 1992 and fans consider it to be one of their most memorable moments. It also happens to be their last ever U.K. performance.

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Surprisingly, Dave Grohl expected the worst. “We rehearsed [for Reading] once, the night before, and it wasn’t good. I really thought, ‘This will be a disaster, this will be the end of our career for sure.’ And then it turned out to be a wonderful show, and it healed us for a little while.”

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The setlist for the concert was epic. The band sang their classics like Breed, Sliver, In Bloom and Smells Like Teen Spirit (but not before playing Boston’s More Than A Feeling, a song Nirvana have been accused of ripping off for their massive breakthrough hit). For the encore, the band performed more of their own songs, plus covers of Love Buzz and Smoke on the Water.

SET LIST:

Breed
Drain You
Aneurysm
School
Sliver
In Bloom
Come As You
Lithium
About A Girl
Tourette’s
Lounge Act
More Than a Feeling (Boston cover)
Smells Like Teen Spirit
On A Plain
Negative Creep
Been A Son
All Apologies

Encore:
Dumb
Stay Away
Spank Thru
Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple cover)
The Money Will Roll Right In (Fang cover)
D-7 (Wipers cover)
Territorial Pissings (Jam/Star Spangled Banner)

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