Often, I wonder why some people find silence uncomfortable. This answers that question. I love silence, but have lost the number of times I am with someone and they begin to say silly things to break the silence in conversation.
Kurt Cobain’s guttural holler kicks off this live album named after a river that runs through the late singer and guitarist’s hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. Although these concert recordings — taped at various Nirvana shows between December 1989 and January 1994, just three months before Cobain’s suicide — were captured far from Aberdeen’s murky waters and logging mills, the songs represent another chance for Nirvana to resolve the disparity between their humble beginnings as a loud, abrasive punk band and their subsequent meteoric rise to fame.