Nirvana fans listen up! New footage has emerged of the grunge band performing at what was to become their final LA gig at the Los Angeles Forum in 1993 before Kurt Cobains death in early 1994. The footage recorded by filmmaker Dave Markey was released on 30th December 2013 and was shot for his 1993 documentary entitled, 1991: The Year Punk Broke.
The film maker from Southern Claifornia described the video and his experience with the band in a recent interview, “20 years ago tonight (December 30, 1993) I stood on Kurt’s side of the stage at my hometown’s Los Angeles Forum and captured the last set I would see of this band. A band that I had worked with, toured with; people that I would call my friends. A band that both the world and myself really loved (can’t really say this has happened since.) Within just a few short months it would sadly all be over. Sharing a few songs here; a couple covers (Vaselines’ “Jesus” & Bowie’s “Man Who Sold The World”) and All Apologies. I’m glad to have documented this show, as well as their pre-fame fun in 1991.”
For all of you waiting in anticipation here is the clip;
Formed in 1987 by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington, Nirvana released their first album Bleach in 1989 through the independent label Sub Pop. In 1990 Dave Grohl joined the band and after signing a major deal with DCG the band released Nevermind in 1991. Nevermind launched Nirvana into international stardom with the number one hit Smells Like Teen Spirit, popularising ‘alternative rock’. In 1993 Nirvana released what was to become their final studio album In Utero. Amongst the bands other releases include, the compilation Insesticide, the live albums MTV Unplugged in New York, From the Muddy Banks of the Wiskha and Live at Reading.
Nirvana sold over 26 millions albums in the US alone and 75 million worldwide and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
‘I’m a spokesman for myself. It just so happens that there’s a bunch of people that are concerned with what I have to say. I find that frightening at times because I’m just as confused as most people. I don’t have the answers for anything’, Kurt Cobain.