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) - Sub Pop Rock City - German - vinyl LP - £45.00, $54.90, €49.95 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jan-2020 13:12)
NIRVANA/ VARIOUS Sub Pop Rock City (1989 German issue 11-track vinyl LP compilation, notable for including the first ever Nirvana track to be released, 'Spank Thru'. Also includes further songs by Mudhoney, Tad, Soundgarden and Green River, housed in a full glossy gatefold sleeve with rare pictures of each band across the inner spread. The sleeve shows light discolouration, whilst the vinyl has just a few light signs of play - A nice slice of the Seattle/grungescene history! GR0052)
Nirvana (US) - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Injection Labels - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jan-2020 15:12)
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) - Smells Like Teen Spirit - German - 12" picture disc - £75.00, $91.50, €83.25 (Back In Stock) (arrived 20-Dec-2019 11:06)
NIRVANA Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991 German limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single featuring the 'swimming naked baby' image from Nevermind which is different to the UK issue, also includes Even In His Youth and Aneurysm, housed in a clear PVC sleeve GET21712)
Nirvana (US) - Incesticide - 180gram Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2019 10:28)
NIRVANA Incesticide (2017 UK & European Limited 25th Anniversary Edition 15-track remastered double LP 'Back to Black' series issue of their 1992 compilation album pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including consists of their 1990 non-album single 'Sliver', along with a collection of B-sides, demos, outtakes, covers, and radio broadcast recordings. The gatefold picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear creasing but comes with the download code voucher while both discs remain in barely played condition)
Nirvana (US) - Come As You Are - Company Sleeve - US - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-Nov-2019 16:15)
NIRVANA Come As You Are (1991 US wide centered 7" vinyl single, also including Drain You. This copy is housed in a blue DGC company sleeve DGCS7-19120)
Nirvana (US) - Come As You Are - US - 12" vinyl - Promo - £50.00, $61.00, €55.50 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2019 10:13)
NIRVANA Come As You Are (1991 US promotional vinyl 12" featuring the 3:38 LP Version, plays the same track both sides, housed in the original custom title stickered die cut card sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear with just a few spots of foxing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played PRO-A-4416)