This is a newly discovered poster from the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, 1990. Thanks Johnny.
"My name is Johnny Riggs. In 1989 & 1990 I was in a band called Thud. On April 29th 1990 we opened for Nirvana, who was the second band on the bill that night, as they were not yet famous, and they opened for Loop. The show took place at the original 9:30 Club at 930 F St. NW, before they changed locations and moved into a larger venue. My band and I shared the tiny dressing room with Kurt, Krist and Chad. That afternoon, I helped the guys from Nirvana load in their equipment and we ended up palling around all day. Krist gave me and my girlfriend at the time a bunch of t-shirts (a couple of which I may still have somewhere.) Having hours to spare, I asked the band to sign some things. I have since given away or sold most of them, including a beautiful set list on a paper plate sold a few months ago! This is the final piece I own."- Johnny Riggs.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Live in France/1995)
“One sad part about the grunge generation is that they never got around to making those great albums. Kurt Cobain never got around to making his ‘White Album’ and I think that’s a tragedy. Because we’d be leaning on that work now. All of us.” - Billy Corgan.
"I listened to a lot of Nirvana, Hole, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Pixies, obviously the Pumpkins. It was pretty aggressive. And at that time I was getting into Riot Grrrl and all those things, so there was a bit of ‘I am woman, hear me roar.’ [laughs] It was a mental thing, too. Nirvana changed my life."- Nicole Fiorentino.
I wonder who paid for all the stuff nirvana broke, i mean sure they were huge at the end, but in 91, 92 they smashed a lot of gear, who paid for that and also, its not like you run onto left guitars all the time.
Left handed guitars they were able to find in local shops within touring territory. The band had to pay for everything, sometimes they would get away with it. That’s why the smashing of the instruments stopped sometime around late 92’ to even mid 93. Kurt still did it at a couple of shows but not as much as the early days.
Is there anything they could add to unplugged to justify a remaster or re release I feel that album is already perfect. I'd rather see a documentary about that night and hear Chris or Dave talk about it lol
They could do a 2013 mix of the album like they did for In Utero. I believe there are a few rehearsals with Pat that is unreleased, it’s said they recorded Old Age, Marigold, and a few others Unplugged. I have a couple photographs showing some other song suggestions from MTV that Nirvana could have played such as Heart-Shaped Box, Verse Chorus Verse and even Smells Like Teen Spirit featuring Tori Amos on piano. Kurt and the guys of course did not want to play any of those Unplugged.
Overall I don’t think a 20th for it is necessary. The DVD contains good bonus material of everyone talking about that night. We have seen the last of anniversary editions for Nirvana releases. Like Krist has said, maybe a 30th/50th edition for Bleach, Nevermind and In Utero later on. We will get some boxsets with more material and live albums/DVDs I’m sure.