Chris Schwarten listens to the first Nirvana album he ever bought on his iPhone and gets amped for the screening of Live at the Paramount.
Chris Schwarten listens to the first Nirvana album he ever bought on his iPhone and gets amped for the screening of Live at the Paramount. Chris Ison

Unseen footage of Nirvana screened

THE stench of teen spirit will be heavy in the air next Friday night as music lovers from all generations gather to watch never-before-seen footage of one of the world's most iconic rock bands.

Chris Schwarten will be among a sea of flannel shirts and torn jeans at Birch Carroll and Coyle Rockhampton for a special once-only screening of Nirvana - Live At The Paramount.

The Paramount concert is the only known Nirvana live show recorded to film and has never before been seen in full.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's legendary Nevermind album, CinemaLive will screen the concert simultaneously at cinemas around the country.

Recorded at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, the concert was Nirvana's first big homecoming show, at the height of the hype surrounding Nevermind.

Chris said he'd seen pieces of the live show that had been uploaded to the internet and was keen to see it in full.

"It's got a really distinct aesthetic, that footage," Chris said.

"I've seen some of the songs and they look and sound great so I reckon it'll be definitely worth seeing."

Chris was first introduced to Nirvana when he was just 10, about four years after lead singer Kurt Cobain's death.

"They have such a powerful sound," Chris said.

"Kurt was a big fan of pop music as well as underground punk acts... but I think they really harnessed the best of both those worlds.

"So you could have loud, angry music but still have a song in there. That's what set it apart for me."

 

If you go

  • What: Screening of Nirvana - Live at the Paramount
  • When: 9pm, September 23
  • Where: Birch Carroll and Coyle Rockhampton
  • Tickets: $35

http://www.eventcinemas.com.au



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