When NIRVANA Came To Britain DVD & Kurt Cobain Moments That Shook Music DVD (NIRVANA Video Archives 2021-2024 Volume I)

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These two exclusive BBC documentaries from the UK tied together here on one DVD. The first from 2021 and most recently 2024. The only available DVD that has both of these rare UK documentaries in one DVD. REGION FREE playable on ANY DVD Player WORLD WIDE

 

1. When Nirvana Came To Britain 09/18/21: A look at the special relationship between Nirvana and the UK on the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Nevermind, including the role Britain played in paving the way for their success.

The film was produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind album in September, 1991 and features interviews with surviving Nirvana band members, drummer Dave Grohl and bassist, Krist Novoselic. Producer Stuart Ramsay interviewed venue owners where the band had played, hotel workers where the band had stayed, van drivers on the band’s tours, pub land-lords and dancers, most notably, Antony “Tony” Hodgkinson who danced on stage at many of their UK shows including both of their Reading Festival appearances.

Accounts of the band’s time in the UK are given by the British Radio DJ’s Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, and the Biffy Clyro singer Simon Neil. The documentary also showcases the band’s performances on the UK TV shows Top of the Pops and The Word. The documentary explores how Nirvana band leader Kurt Cobain’s main musical influences were the English bands Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, but also the lesser known Scottish indie-rock band the Vaselines whose songs Nirvana covered, and the British band the Raincoats.

 

2. Kurt Cobain Moments That Shook Music 04/13/24: To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain on April 13, 2024, director and writer John Osborne aims the documentary to demystify the death of Cobain using archive footage. A press release stated that the documentary will be “told exclusively through powerful and rare archive footage”, delivering a “visceral account of the days that surrounded the tragic moment” when Kurt Cobain took his own life. Some of the archive footage had never been seen before on British TV.

There is a mention of how Nirvana’s Nevermind album knocked Michael Jackson’s Dangerous off the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. It is also mentioned that the day after Cobain’s body was found president Bill Clinton asked Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder if he should address the nation on it but that Vedder advised against it. There is an interview with the electrician who found Cobain’s body on the morning of April 8, 1994. The documentary includes footage of Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, reading his final letter that was played to a crowd at his vigil in Seattle and also an interview with Cobain himself. The documentary ends with the legacy of the band finally being acknowledged but in sales, chart positions and awards.

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