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Nirvana Oh! What A Performance / Darling Darlene album cover
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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side A:
1. Oh! What A Performance

Side B:
2. Darling Darlene

Line-up / Musicians

- Patrick Campbell-Lyons / guitar, vocals
- Alex Spyropoulos / keyboards

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Releases information

Island WIP 6057

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NIRVANA Oh! What A Performance / Darling Darlene ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(67%)
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Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars "I won an Oscar for playing the clown"

Here we have a couple of tracks released by Nirvana in 1969, which did not otherwise appear on album until they were added to the 1992 compilation "Travelling on a cloud". The band are now a duo, but on the A side here are supported by members of fellow Island Records label-mates Spooky Tooth.

"Oh what a performance" is rather out of character for Nirvana being a piano (Gary Wright) driven upbeat, hand-clapping number. It has a very groovy feel, with wild guitar work (Luther Grosvenor) and a sing-a long chorus. A real party piece.

The B side, "Darling Darlene" is more orthodox Nirvana fare, with a pleasant melody and pop harmonies. The song develops nicely which gives it the feel of being more than just a simple pop song.

Not really worth seeking out unless you're a real devotee of either 60's pop or Nirvana, in which case, pick up the "Travelling on a cloud" compilation.

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