Every generation has its landmark artiste/s and the attendent seminal performances which resonate long after the last amp has been turned off. These are legendary gigs that have become cultural beacons through the ages.
Just a few quick examples (& by no means exhaustive list) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience exploding into the American consciousness at the Monterey pop festival in 1967; Led Zep's swansong at Knebworth in 1978; U2 begin their bid for world domination under a blood red sky at Red Rocks in 1985 . . .
As fer the 30-somethings among us, we've got this to point to as OUR defining moment in pop history. Stumbled onto the entire recording on youtube & have posted it here fer yer weekend enjoyment. It may take awhile to fully load, but fook, when was the last time you heard something as raw, visceral & hauntingly beautiful as this . . .
Ladies & gentlemen,
Nirvana Live & Unplugged (1994)
ps: Some bastard stole me copy of the CD. Does anyone know where me can download an audio version of this?
pps: Please share yer thoughts on this. Me knows many folk remember precisely what they were doing when they first heard of Kurt's demise . . .