The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah Nirvana-(Geffen)
Nirvana's memory has been burdened in the last two
years by the overinflated idea that Kurt Cobain was a tragic martyr and the voice of his
generation. The new live album From the Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah reminds you of
what Nirvana really was... a pretty damned good band.
Unlike the hushed gravity of the
first Nirvana concert disk, Unplugged in New York, this one lets the band turn
the amps up to 11 and let wail. Songs like the metal crunch "School" and the
torrid "Aneurysm" show off the band's twin qualities of moving the spirit while
slamming the mind.
As Cobain points out on "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the most
you can ask in life is "entertain us." Wishkah does the job. (11/96)
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