We all have our own favourite Nirvana performances. Whether it be the infamous Reading Festival performance which saw Cobain take to the stage in a wheelchair among claims of his ill-health or the MTV Unplugged set which gave a stripped-back rendition of Nirvana classics, the band managed to pull together an unrelenting stream of high-level shows.
Given the vast amount of performances to choose from, Nirvana’s official YouTube channel has recently brought supporters to the attention of a throwback with another classic performance as part of their Live and Loud gig in December 1993, a time when the band played a set at Seattle’s Pier 48.
Grohl and Novoselic have teamed up with Geffen Records and Universal Music to bring this little bit of nostalgia to the fans. The performance followed the release of the band’s third album, In Utero, and it sees the band play classics such as ‘Rape Me’ and ‘Heart-shaped Box’ and many more. The performance begins with the bouncy ‘Sliver’ which has Cobain shouting the classic hook ‘Grandma take me home.’
Originally available as a bonus feature on the deluxe edition of In Utero, released for the band’s 20th anniversary, it is now available in the Nirvana YouTube page for your listening pleasure.
Check out the performance of ‘Sliver’ and ‘Lithium’ below.
Nirvana Live and Loud Tracklist:
01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
02. Drain You
04. Serve The Servants
05. Rape Me
07. Pennyroyal Tea
08. Scentless Apprentice
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box
12. The Man Who Sold The World
14. Come As You Are
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless