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(Slicing Up Eyeballs)   Watch Nirvana reunite onstage in New York last night with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain, then play some song you've never heard before   (slicingupeyeballs.com) divider line 83
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2012-12-13 08:18:54 AM
Well, I tried.
 
2012-12-13 08:26:15 AM
That was pretty OK not bad great to see Sir Paul, great to see Nirvana.

The "stand there and stare" American Express cardholder audience I could do without.

Like old Soviet Politburo audiences were in the 80s, everyones there because of political strings and not because they were enthused for the music.

// probably needed more alcohol.
 
2012-12-13 08:26:57 AM
If Kurt Cobain wasn't there then Nirvana didn't reunite on stage.
 
2012-12-13 08:34:02 AM
Filling in for Cobain, so he's going to blow his head off? Thank Christ.

/and then there was one
 
2012-12-13 08:35:37 AM

Walker: If Kurt Cobain wasn't there then Nirvana didn't reunite on stage.


I like that the other guys are still friends, though. Courtney Love probably deserves some credit for uniting the rest of the band and keeping them close.

If you are a Nirvana fan you might enjoy this link. It's from 9/26/91, two days after the release of Nevermind. It's pretty rough footage but the closest many will get to what it would be like to see the band in a small club before they blew up.

Nirvana live at the Moon, New Haven, CT
 
2012-12-13 09:01:10 AM
Maybe they could go on tour under the name GSR .
 
2012-12-13 09:28:17 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: Courtney Love probably deserves some credit for uniting the rest of the band and keeping them close.


By being a giant biatch?
 
2012-12-13 09:32:03 AM
static.rateyourmusic.com
 
2012-12-13 09:35:01 AM
Good thing "Paul McCartney" is used to replacing a dead bandmate.
 
2012-12-13 09:38:52 AM
This thread is going to blow.
 
2012-12-13 09:41:17 AM

Gunny Highway: This thread is going to blow.


I'd rather have a hole in my head

Am I seeing what you did there?
 
2012-12-13 09:41:34 AM
So this is pretty much just a Dave Grohl song, but still way better than the Beatles "reunion" song "Free as a Bird", which you could even tell Paul hated being part of because it was half baked.

Gotta give McCartney credit -he's 70 and farking rich, doesn't need to do these things, and still looks way better up there than the Rolling Stones. Maybe that's why he's still doing it, just to tweak Jagger for half a century running.
 
2012-12-13 09:42:52 AM

Summoner101: thismomentinblackhistory: Courtney Love probably deserves some credit for uniting the rest of the band and keeping them close.

By being a giant biatch?


Exactly. Also they had to stay united to make sure she didn't fark them out of money.
 
2012-12-13 09:46:49 AM
Anyways, if Nirvana reunites with an Englishman, I would have preferred Bowie and a performance of The Man Who Sold the World.

/My favorite from Unplugged. Great album.
 
2012-12-13 09:47:07 AM
Damn work filter.

Can't watch the video.
 
2012-12-13 09:49:16 AM

LewDux: [static.rateyourmusic.com image 600x400]


you sir owe me one keyboard
 
2012-12-13 09:54:53 AM

LewDux: [static.rateyourmusic.com image 600x400]


It looks like Cobain's face was caught in a golf ball dimpler.
 
2012-12-13 09:55:01 AM
I was a teenage in the 90s so I lived through the grunge thing, even played in a Nirvana cover band when I was really young. Looking back I can officially say I'm over it
 
2012-12-13 09:57:25 AM
While it was by no means a "Nirvana reunion", I did enjoy seeing Paul jam with the Nirvana guys. The new song they did was kind of fun and old school.

Bruce and Roger killed, I would have liked to have seen more of the Stones, and the Who were alright, too.
 
2012-12-13 09:58:22 AM
People who say this was bad are just being cool. If it were the Black Keys and it sounded exactly like that, people would at least be okay with it. I hope they do an album.
 
2012-12-13 09:58:36 AM
Did they do "Wonderful Christmastime"?

Every time I hear that song, I kill an animal out of spite.
 
2012-12-13 09:58:36 AM

More: Cool, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, nirvanas, New York, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear


That's not quite the name I heard, but good on him anyway.
 
2012-12-13 10:03:43 AM
Not bad, but if you're going to play with an old man as surrogate Kurt get Neil Young. It was nice to see Paul rocking out a little. Rumor has it he was disappointed that John Paul Jones got the call for Them Crooked Vultures---Paul wanted that gig.

Highlight for me last night was The Who doing Bell Boy with the Keith Moon footage. Now if they'd only remaster and release the whole Charlton '74 concert on DVD.....
 
2012-12-13 10:06:39 AM

Bacontastesgood: So this is pretty much just a Dave Grohl song, but still way better than the Beatles "reunion" song "Free as a Bird", which you could even tell Paul hated being part of because it was half baked.

Gotta give McCartney credit -he's 70 and farking rich, doesn't need to do these things, and still looks way better up there than the Rolling Stones. Maybe that's why he's still doing it, just to tweak Jagger for half a century running.


Ah, yes, the Threetles. 

Fun Fact: Free as a Bird was a Lennon track he recorded on an out of tune piano while trying to write a broadway musical. Yoko found the tapes years later and they were warped by heat and it took Jim Keltner (Ringo replacement drummer) and Beck of ELO 5 years of audio decompressing and cleaning to get the audio up to snuff. The Threetles come in and record over it. Literally the week after the song was released, Yoko found a pristine copy of Free as Bird in the attic of her house.
 
2012-12-13 10:14:04 AM
That wasn't Nirvana any more than it was the Beatles. Cool collaboration, but not either band.
 
2012-12-13 10:17:06 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: More: Cool, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, nirvanas, New York, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear


That's not quite the name I heard, but good on him anyway.


That's actually what he's called. He's older than the older guys, a left-over from the late 1980s punk scene in LA.
 
2012-12-13 10:17:07 AM
I like the new song. It sound almost nothing like Nirvana, but it's a good example of the rare heavy Paul McCartney song.
 
2012-12-13 10:38:28 AM
Nirvana sucked then, they suck now. Somethings never change.
 
2012-12-13 10:38:53 AM

EyeballKid: Good thing "Paul McCartney" is used to replacing a dead bandmate.


I see what you dead there.
 
2012-12-13 10:40:25 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: More: Cool, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, nirvanas, New York, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear

That's not quite the name I heard, but good on him anyway.


t.qkme.me

His real name is Georg Ruthenberg.
 
2012-12-13 10:42:28 AM

WhippingBoy: Did they do "Wonderful Christmastime"?

Every time I hear that song, I kill an animal out of spite.


I watched SOLELY to hear that song. He didn't play it. But he did play other Wings crap.

/Even Billy Joel played a Christmas song, and he's a jew
 
2012-12-13 10:49:51 AM

abhorrent1: Nirvana sucked then, they suck now. Somethings never change.


That's just the way it is. But don't you believe them.
 
2012-12-13 10:53:46 AM
I thought it was pretty damn good. Here's the youtube link....

Link
 
2012-12-13 10:56:30 AM
So having cornered the Baby Boomer market on nostalgia, Paul is going after the Generation X market.

I miss George.
 
2012-12-13 10:58:44 AM
I thought it was preety cool. Paul's guitar sound was solid. Anyone know what that guitar was? He held his own for a 70 year old guy. If I can still be half that cool and energitic when I'm that age I should be so lucky. We are so uick to knock all these older acts but the truth is, no matter how silly they look doing it, they are still doing it. Mick Jagger was running around the stage like a f'n maniac. Most people his age are broken & decrepit. Good for all those old f'ers. On a side note, why didnt someone tell Sprinsteen that people really like to hear the hits right off the bat.
 
2012-12-13 11:04:17 AM

spacemanjones: Anyone know what that guitar was?


looked like a cigar-box guitar with a resonator in it. Link

/Build your own!
 
2012-12-13 11:10:23 AM

Chainsaw Turd Elf: I thought it was pretty damn good. Here's the youtube link....

Link


That was kinda kick-ass... it sounded like a track off of "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah."
 
2012-12-13 11:20:40 AM
i26.photobucket.com
/Oblig
 
2012-12-13 11:22:00 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: More: Cool, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, nirvanas, New York, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear


That's not quite the name I heard, but good on him anyway.


I thought Pat and Dave werent talking because Pat ran off with Dave's wife. I seem to remember reading that in a guitar magazine years ago
 
2012-12-13 11:23:38 AM
I liked Live and Let Die, Paul is the same age as my father and I can't imagine my father tolerating all that shiat blowing up around him. Thought we were going to get an MJ Pepsi commercial flashback.

Good for him, dug the Nirvana thing too.
 
2012-12-13 11:33:01 AM

WTF Indeed: So having cornered the Baby Boomer market on nostalgia, Paul is going after the Generation X market.

I miss George.


Seriously though, I went to a Paul show last year and loved it, and thought last night's thing was really good. And I'm 26.

Also, this isn't Paul and Dave's first go-around. Paul wanted to be in Them Crooked Vultures but they already had John Paul Jones.
 
2012-12-13 11:37:58 AM

WTF Indeed: So having cornered the Baby Boomer market on nostalgia, Paul is going after the Generation X market.

I miss George.


Don't forget Bon Scott

/hate the "I miss [insert name here]" thing
//you really don't
 
2012-12-13 11:45:42 AM

abhorrent1: WTF Indeed: So having cornered the Baby Boomer market on nostalgia, Paul is going after the Generation X market.

I miss George.

Don't forget Bon Scott

/hate the "I miss [insert name here]" thing
//you really don't


I miss Levon.

/I really do.
 
2012-12-13 11:47:18 AM
That Bo Diddley dobro that McCartney was playing was interesting. Never seen one of those before.
 
2012-12-13 11:49:50 AM

abhorrent1: Don't forget Bon Scott

/hate the "I miss [insert name here]" thing
//you really don't


Screw Bon Scott.

I'm sure you miss someone that's dead. Isn't that what Death Metal is all about right?
 
2012-12-13 11:59:26 AM
I thought it was quite douchey of Chris Martin to crack about how if everyone donated the average age of the musicians they'd raise billions.

"Yeah, pal, we're old, but we've got huge fan bases and they asked us to perform for charity. Sorry if our decrepitude is cramping your hipster style."
 
2012-12-13 12:01:36 PM

jasimo: I thought it was quite douchey of Chris Martin to crack about how if everyone donated the average age of the musicians they'd raise billions.

"Yeah, pal, we're old, but we've got huge fan bases and they asked us to perform for charity. Sorry if our decrepitude is cramping your hipster style."


Cram it old man and pay your $50 to charity so you can get your nostalgia fix.
 
2012-12-13 12:02:10 PM

WTF Indeed: abhorrent1: Don't forget Bon Scott

/hate the "I miss [insert name here]" thing
//you really don't

Screw Bon Scott.

I'm sure you miss someone that's dead. Isn't that what Death Metal is all about right?


Friends or family sure. Some guy from England I've never met that wrote a few songs I like? No.
Sure I may hear a song I like and think "wouldn't it be cool if they were still alive and making new music?" But they most likely would never cross my mind again unless I hear another song. I think it would be awesome if Freddy Mercury were still around and queen was still going (with him) Do I pine over the fact that he's not? Again, no.
 
2012-12-13 12:06:30 PM

Generation_D: That was pretty OK not bad great to see Sir Paul, great to see Nirvana.

The "stand there and stare" American Express cardholder audience I could do without.

Like old Soviet Politburo audiences were in the 80s, everyones there because of political strings and not because they were enthused for the music.

// probably needed more alcohol.


Every time the camera caught the crowd I cringed. It was an amazing collage of connected, well-off, very white people all over the age of 50.
 
2012-12-13 12:06:44 PM

abhorrent1: Friends or family sure. Some guy from England I've never met that wrote a few songs I like? No.
Sure I may hear a song I like and think "wouldn't it be cool if they were still alive and making new music?" But they most likely would never cross my mind again unless I hear another song. I think it would be awesome if Freddy Mercury were still around and queen was still going (with him) Do I pine over the fact that he's not? Again, no.


You must be fun at parties.
 
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