Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
From Muddy Banks of Wishkah (Mlps) (Spkg)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Kurt Cobain's former bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl clearly had an agenda in compiling From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, the second of what will no doubt be a long line of posthumous Nirvana albums. Because of... more »
Listen to Samples
Kurt Cobain's former bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl clearly had an agenda in compiling From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, the second of what will no doubt be a long line of posthumous Nirvana albums. Because of its somber, intense nature, the first post-Cobain release, MTV Unplugged in New York, was largely perceived as music for a wake--an impression reinforced by MTV's constant airings of the special in the days following Cobain's suicide. But that acoustic detour aside, the Nirvana live experience was always about displaying a lust for life--not a death wish--with all the energy the musicians could muster. Wishkah offers 16 songs spanning the band's career, all delivered in the loudest, most frenzied, and sometimes the sloppiest versions imaginable. In the opening "Intro," a snippet of pre-show noise, Cobain screams his heart out in joyful contrast to the haunted screams on "Where Did You Sleep Last Night." Then the group launches into "School," which ends with the spirited chorus "Don't be sad." Indeed, it's impossible to dwell on the maudlin when listening to these renditions of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Sliver," "Heart-Shaped Box," and "Negative Creep"--they're too loud and too full of life. But while it should be applauded, Wishkah isn't the great lost Nirvana album--there are no unheard gems to add to the catalog--and in the end, it isn't nearly as essential as any of the band's studio albums--or even the downbeat but revelatory Unplugged. --Jim Derogatis
Similarly Requested CDs
Member CD Reviews
Sarah B. (FolkRockFan) from SEVEN POINTS, TX
Reviewed on 2/20/2007...
This CD is good in that it is a compilation of Nirvana's best songs. This CD isn't really my thing, though, in that it is a collection of live cuts. I'm more of a studio recording type of person, but most Nirvana fans will probably enjoy this title.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Live like a heart attack
Doctor | Providence RI | 10/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD leaves nothing to be desired- except for directions to the muddy banks of Wishka. I'm not sure what that means but knowing Nirvana it's probably something snide. Anyway, I don't think most people realize what a good live band Nirvana was- it was more than Kurt throwing himself head first into the drums or wondering when are they gonna play a song I've heard. It was probably the last genuine expression of anarchy in an industry that's become as fake and plastic as Britney's... smile. Nirvana's catalogue of songs is well represented here and unlike many other live albums, they include some lesser known songs, but songs they know you'll like. The sound quality is perfect- raw but clear. Crank it up and enjoy the show!"