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Nevermind: Yesterday, Today, Forever

posted September 26, 2011, 8:41 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News | comment 5 Comments

Tags: Bleach, Nevermind, Nirvana

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 Trees 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 Lithiummusic 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.


5 Responses to “Nevermind: Yesterday, Today, Forever”

  1. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on September 26th, 2011 6:25 pm

    I’m another vote for the extremely overrated team. Decent album but honestly, not even close to what people make it out. Cobain couldnt even sing.

  2. Profile photo of Ben Oliver Ben Oliver on September 27th, 2011 7:04 am

    WTF? Can’t sing–are you serious? Listen to About A Girl again lol

  3. Profile photo of Ben Oliver Ben Oliver on September 27th, 2011 7:04 am

    Not only that–I would put his rock voice up against anyone current today hands down. Just saying

  4. Profile photo of Kevin Sellers Kevin Sellers on September 27th, 2011 9:37 am

    He couldn’t sing in the traditional sense, but it didn’t seem to matter that much to those of us who could connect with where he was coming from at the time. He had a unique voice, and I’d also measure it up to anyone today in terms of the impact it had on rock.

  5. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on September 27th, 2011 11:18 am

    Maybe I just couldn’t connect with his tortured soul. Seemed like a big winer to me. I remember walking out of the music store with Never mind and a far superior album called Gump from a Canadian band called Sons Of Freedom: “The band’s 1991 album Gump debuted on the Canadian campus radio charts, ahead of Nirvana’s Nevermind, which debuted the same week at #2.”

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