Nirvana - Polly (Live BBC Session, 1989.)
Band by the name of Artless Bravado has covered Nirvana’s “Polly.” Give it a listen.
Today in 1989, Nirvana performed at Nozems-a-GoGo in Hilversum, Netherlands. Listen to the band play “Dive” and “About A Girl” from this radio session.
“Kurt didn’t look very involved, while Krist was jumping around with his tall body, happy that the people in Holland dug their music. Later on, I heard that the band were very pleased to be on nation-wide radio, which is not as easy in the US, of course.” - Lotje IJzermans [Host]
Listen to the beginning of the Nirvana ‘Halloween’ show from 1993, live at the James Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH. What you’re listening to is an improv intro with the band members who were in costume for Halloween. Kurt was Barney (the purple/green dinosaur), he walked out on stage with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s in his hand, that he chugged through the mask’s mouth. Pat was Slash from Guns N’ Roses. Dave was a mummy. and Krist was a white-faced “reverse Ted Danson” with “P.C.” on his forehead for “Politically Correct.”
“Drain You” - [Rough mix]
“Drain You took some time, the early passes sounded scratchy and grating, and the way he was playing didn’t sound very good. Every time Kurt did a vocal pass he would run to the side of the room at that part of the song and pick something up—squeaky ducks, percussion things or an aerosol. It became an abstract part for 17 bars. We just left them all in on the mix.” - Butch Vig.
May 2nd, 1990 - Charlotte, NC.
An early live version of “Stay Away” titled at the time as “Pay To Play.”