Crowd surfing, 1990.
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.
RIP - Lou Reed.
The video is a cover of ‘Here She Comes Now’ from a 1990 show Nirvana played in Atlanta, GA.
Trying to find more information about this 1990 Nirvana gig from October 17th (10/17/90) - if anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.
It was located in ‘The Mods?’ - Olympia, WA at the Evergreen State College.
"I’d just moved in with Kurt. I didn’t know anybody. I had a drum set packed in one box and flew up there. I would stay up till the sun came up and sleep all day. Olympia, Washington, is fucking depressing enough and I was living with this person that I didn’t know. But he had a four-track so I wrote songs Marigold and Friend Of A Friend. It was an observation of Kurt and Krist and I." - Dave Grohl.
"I can’t think of any other band I’d rather be in. The only reason I’m in this band is because I like my friends - Krist and Dave, they’re my friends - and I like being around them and I like the music that we write. That’s all that matters. Everything else is secondary, and I can’t take some of it as seriously as everyone expects a rock star to take it." - Kurt Cobain, 1992.
"Last call everrrr!” a bartender hollered minutes before Maxwell’s, the Hoboken club that booked and nurtured bands including R.E.M. and Nirvana, closed its doors for the last time early Thursday morning. A block party raged outside the music hub the preceding afternoon as a soundcheck teased what would be the evening’s standout: a reunion 35 years in the making.
Reached at his home by phone, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. recalled a disarming and encouraging crowd the night in 1986 they opened for Steve Albini’s Big Black.
"It’s just the first place we ever felt welcomed as a band," he said, adding that he met Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore that night. “It wasn’t so easy for us to find any fans. So that was like the most sympathetic audience we’d ever played.”
Nirvana played twice at Maxwell’s, once in 1989 and another time in 1990.
Kurt Cobain inside Nirvana’s van on their first East Coast tour.
"I keep the crucifix so that I can stick it out the window and scare pedestrians." - Kurt Cobain.
"We don’t have enough songs. We dropped five songs from "Bleach" (Mr. Moustache, Sifting, Paper Cuts, Downer and Swap Meet) off the set the week after we recorded it. We’re not playing them anymore because they’re boring. It’s just the same set. Fun. Fun. Fun. But in Europe we’re bigger than breakfast on an underground level." - Kurt Cobain, 1990.