Diving back into the Far Out Magazine Vault, we explore some rare footage of Nirvana’s last show in Los Angeles which was released by filmmaker Dave Markey.
The footage, recorded at the Los Angeles Forum in December 1993, was filmed while Nirvana toured their In Utero album, four months before lead singer Kurt Cobain took his own life.
“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,” Markey said of the footage.
“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.”
In the clip, the band performed cover versions of Vaselines song ‘Jesus’, a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Man Who Sold The World’ and fan favourite Nirvana track ‘All Apologies’.
While performing the Vaselines cover, Cobain sang “don’t expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die,” as he dedicated the song to actor River Pheonix who had died of a heroin and cocaine overdose just two months earlier.
Here it is: