From Planet Rock.
The hospital gown Kurt Cobain wore for Nirvana’s fabled headline performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is going under the hammer.
In a swipe at media reports about his mental health, Kurt Cobain arrived on stage at Reading Festival 27 years ago in a wheelchair pushed by music journalist Everett True and wearing a medical gown.
The 25-song set is widely perceived as one of Nirvana’s defining moments of their career and in 2009 it was released as a critically-acclaimed live CD and DVD.
Now, the medical gown is up for sale at RR Auction in Boston, Massachusetts and it’s expected to fetch $50,000 (around £38,216).
The gown comes with a letter of authenticity and the auctioneers write:
“Worn as a stunt at the 1992 Reading Festival, bestowed later as a parting gift from Courtney Love to our consignor at the Cobain vigil, this iconic and museum-quality piece represents the Nirvana frontman at his finest and most sardonic, jabbing pointedly at critics and detractors alike while retaining the intensely original showmanship that made him a living legend. A truly remarkable rock and roll keepsake here offered on the 25th anniversary of Cobain’s death.”
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Nirvana (US) - Live At Reading - 180gm Vinyl - Sealed - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £40.00, $48.80, €44.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Oct-2019 12:03)
NIRVANA Live At Reading (2009 US limited edition 24-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl - Nirvana's historic 30th August 1992 headlining appearance at the UK's Reading Festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock'n'roll. Now, fans have an opportunity to own a pristine copy of that entire performance. While the show's centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire 'Nevermind' tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn't be released until 2 years later on 'In Utero' [All Apologies, Dumb and in its first ever public performance Tourette's]. The career-spanning setlist also reached back to the band's 1989 Sub Pop debut album, Bleach, for Blew, About A Girl, School, Negative Creep and even further back to the mid-'80s for Spank Thru; plus tracks that would appear in studio form on the 'Incesticide' compilation later in the year: Aneurysm, Been A Son and Sliver. Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound; The Money Will Roll Right In by Fang and D-7 by The Wipers. Both discs are UNPLAYED housed in the deluxe gatefold sleeve which remains sealed within the hype-stickered perforated tear strip bag)
Nirvana (US) - Unplugged In New York - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2019 11:19)
NIRVANA Unplugged In New York (2013 UK limited edition 14-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl and issued as part of the 'Back To Black 60th Vinyl Anniversary' series. Originally released in 1994, the album features songs performed for MTV's Unplugged, including Come As You Are, All Apologies, Pennyroyal Tea, About A Girl and The Man Who Sold The World, deluxe picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve has some light wear with a light crease in the top right corner, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
Nirvana (US) - Oh The Guilt - Blue Vinyl - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £30.00, $36.60, €33.30 (New Item) (arrived 11-Oct-2019 09:34)
NIRVANA Oh The Guilt (Scarce 1993 UK limited edition injection moulded 7" single pressed on Translucent Blue Vinyl, with 'Puss' by THE JESUS LIZARD on the A-side. The glossy picture sleeve has just a littlelight shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl appears barely played TG83)
Nirvana (US) - Unplugged In New York - White Vinyl (stickered p/s) - EX - German - vinyl LP - £75.00, $91.50, €83.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-Oct-2019 12:16)
NIRVANA Unplugged In New York (1994 German limited edition 14-track LP pressed on White Vinyl, featuring songs performed for MTV's Unplugged, fully textured picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve retains the original squaresong hype sticker & even a vintage '31-10-94' dated price sticker. The sleeve is Excellent with few signs of age wear [tiny split to edge of inner] & the vinyl grades Excellent with barely any play GEF24727)
Nirvana (US) - Nevermind - 180gm - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2019 15:01)
NIRVANA Nevermind (2015 UK 12-track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL, originally released in 1991 - this was the benchmark which launched the grunge genre and influenced a generation, featuring such classic tracks as Smells Like TeenSpirit, Lithium and Come As You Are. Housed in a picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner and voucher to download MP3 - still sealed in its 'Back To Black' stickered shrinkwrap)
Nirvana (US) - Come As You Are - German - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2019 11:00)
NIRVANA Come As You Are (1992 German limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc with alternate images, also includes Endless Nameless and a live version of Drain You [tracklisting to UK issue], clear PVC sleeve GET21714)
Nirvana (US) - Lithium + Sleeve - UK - 12" picture disc - £50.00, $61.00, €55.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2019 10:55)
NIRVANA Lithium (Scarce 1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, includes a live version of 'Been A Son' recorded at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle on 31 October 1991, plus the previously unreleased 'Curmudgeon', housedin a die-cut picture sleeve DGCTP9)
Nirvana (US) - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Injection Labels - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-Aug-2019 11:09)
NIRVANA Smells Like Teen Spirit (Classic 1991 UK 7" vinyl single with silver injection labels, also includes Drain You [LP Version], paper picture sleeve with 1991 UK tour dates printed on the reverse DGCS5)
Nirvana (US) - Sliver - Blue Vinyl - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jul-2019 16:49)
NIRVANA Sliver (1991 UK limited edition 3-track 12" single pressed on Blue Vinyl, taken from the demos & early recordings compilation Incesticide & featuring Mudhoney's Dan Peters on drums. Also includes 'Dive' &first drummer proper Chad Channing on the live version of 'About A Girl'. The picture sleeve [VG+] has the odd fracture in the paper to one edge & otherwise shows just minor shelf wear whilst the vinyl is Excellent with light evidence of playTUPEP25)
Nirvana (US) - Nevermind - Blue Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jul-2019 18:43)
NIRVANA Nevermind (Strictly Limited Edition 2004 EU issue of the classic 1991 12-track LP on Blue Vinyl, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with only minor shelf wear scuffing & the vinyl still looks barely played GEF24425)