NIRVANA - RENNES, FRANCE 1994

May 24, 2013 – 5:13 am

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NIRVANA
Va Te Faire Enculer [Bugsy Records BGS 033/2, 2CD]

Live at the Salle Omnisport, Rennes, France; February 16, 1994. Additional tracks from Reading 1991 and 1992. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Thanks to s4ppy0ne4l for sharing these tracks.

The following write-up was posted at livenirvana.com:

After listening to this performance, it’s hard to believe the band had so little life left in it. The 2-16-94 is arguable the best performance of the “In Utero” tour. “Va Te Faire Enculer” (which would be *’ed out if the title was in English) captures the show with a clear professional audience recording. There is some crowd noise throughout, but the show is still very listenable. [Ed: Some put the title as “go fuck yourself” in English.]

Notable things about the show include a rare one-time performance of the Knack’s “My Sharona” at the end of “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter.” The band jams on the main riff of “My Sharona” several times during the show. The “Sappy” from this show is frequently said to be the best version ever… people probably like it because it sounds the most like the “No Alternative” version. “Sappy” was being played in 1989 and had undergone transformations throughout the life of the song. “Lounge Act” is also played, and is always a treat (Kurt blows the lyrics, but it’s still great).

The most appealing thing about this double CD is the liveliness of the band. Kurt makes several comments to the audience, calling Rennes “Ren and Stimpy land”, telling them “We were in Paris the other night and they were a much better audience”… only later to tell them that they were the better audience. Krist and Kurt also comment about the back area of the audience being the “pot smokers section.”

The set list is long and unedited on this double CD set. The artwork is original, if unspectacular. The bonus tracks (7-14 on disc 2) are filler from the Reading 91 and 92 shows. This double CD set is highly recommended if you find audience recording acceptable. “In Utero” shows don’t get much better than this.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter 4:03 (5.9MB)
Track 102. My Sharona 1:37 (2.3MB)
Track 103. Drain You 3:57 (5.7MB)
Track 104. Breed 3:37 (5.2MB)
Track 105. Serve The Servants 3:32 (5.1MB)
Track 106. Come As You Are 4:07 (5.9MB)
Track 107. Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:36 (6.6MB)
Track 108. Sliver 3:14 (4.7MB)
Track 109. Dumb 2:58 (4.3MB)
Track 110. In Bloom 4:21 (6.3MB)
Track 111. About A Girl 2:58 (4.3MB)
Track 112. Lithium 4:50 (7.0MB)
Track 113. Pennyroyal Tea 3:45 (5.4MB)
Track 114. School 3:15 (4.7MB)
Track 115. Polly 3:22 (4.9MB)
Track 116. Very Ape 1:55 (2.8MB)
Track 117. Lounge Act 2:57 (4.3MB)
Track 118. Rape Me 2:33 (3.7MB)
Track 119. Territorial Pissings 3:51 (5.6MB)
Track 120. The Man Who Sold The World 4:31 (6.5MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle 4:05 (5.9MB)
Track 202. Sappy 4:09 (6.0MB)
Track 203. All Apologies 3:37 (5.2MB)
Track 204. On A Plain 3:12 (4.6MB)
Track 205. Scentless Apprentice 4:01 (5.8MB)
Track 206. Heart-Shaped Box 4:38 (6.7MB)
Track 207. Aneurysm 4:56 (7.1MB)
Track 208. Been A Son 3:24 (4.9MB)
Track 209. All Apologies 3:04 (4.4MB)
Track 210. Blew 3:16 (4.7MB)
Track 211. Stay Away 3:34 (5.1MB)
Track 212. Floyd The Barber 2:19 (3.3MB)
Track 213. Negative Creep 2:27 (3.5MB)
Track 214. Love Buzz 3:17 (4.7MB)

Tracks 7-14 on Disc 2 are from the Reading 1991 and 1992 shows.

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  1. 3 Responses to “NIRVANA - RENNES, FRANCE 1994”

  2. NICE! Thanks, BigO…

    By TDC on May 24, 2013

  3. hey bigo, thanks! i’ve not downloaded a nirvana show from you, since seattle. i got the tokyo and melbourne ones too when they were restarted or you sent me a link on. the others offered were missing too many tracks. i still have one tape left. i gave the others away. i have eternal legacy which is their peel sessions and del mar, ca show.

    i am not sure what it’s worth, but i still have the touch and go split cd single of oh, the guilt and jesus lizard-puss. i bought it brand new sealed. i wish i kept all my cd singles. i had blew, sliver, smells like teen spirit, come as you are and lithium. most of the b-sides ended up on hormoaning which i still have my japanese import of and incesticide. i still have a cd boot of their new years eve show from 92, i think. i think, it’s from oakland or san francisco. they play early versions of songs that would end up on in utero.

    man, one of the best places years ago to get those hard to find pixies and nirvana singles was a mail order place called noteworthy music. they had them all cheap. they also had the official fish bootlegs cheap too.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on May 25, 2013

  4. Go fuck yourself is the correct translation

    By mrbelette on Dec 3, 2016

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