In all of the nostalgic hysteria surrounding the 20th anniversary of this ground breaking record, new footage has finally been released of Nirvana‘s Nevermind. It consists of audio tracks, taken from the band’s experiment at Smart Studios in Wisconsin. To put in context, this was in the time frame almost immediately after the young misfits had managed to con their way into Evergreen to record some of their very first video. Then they made the trek, or the spiritual journey, to spend time with the one person in the world with the most punk street cred they could find: Butch Vig.
The naivety and talent of the band was only matched by their unbridled passion. Regrettably, they were quickly outgrowing themselves. Coasting on previous success from their first release Bleach, the Sub Pop best sellers sacrificed sleep and drove all night, still on tour, to finally arrive at for the sessions at Smart Studios. It’s here in this oasis they would cut their creative teeth and sharpen their skills for their upcoming and anticipated major label debut. Five of the eight songs recorded here would later appear on Nevermind, which originally and tentatively was to be titled Sheep.
Now we finally get a chance to hear them:
Finally, and maybe even more enticing, is the FIRST EVER HD video of Nirvana known to exist. After the infamous fight at Tree‘s in Dallas, the band made their way to Mexico, Los Angeles, then for a homecoming show in Seattle. Many say that this historic show at the Paramount Theater marks the end of an era. The powers that be spent $250,000 for several 16mm video cameras to record the show, some of which previously ended up being used in the “Lithium” music video. Now for the 1st time, the entire concert is being released in HD for both DVD and Blue-Ray. Here is a preview, along with the one of the most well known moments of their legacy, the brawl in Dallas.