Published on September 15th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 792: 10 Unknown (or at Least Lesser-Known) Facts About Nirvana
Nirvana is one of those bands about which we seem to know everything.
When they broke through with Nevermind in 1991 and 1992, there was a mad rush to learn everything we could about them. Who was this singer? They were from where? Did they have any other albums?
When Kurt died–which happened roughly at the same time the Internet began to be a thing with the general public–interest in Nirvana went ballistic. And in the decades since Nirvana ceased to exist, study of the band, its history, its influence, the lives of the individual members can be turned into nothing less than scholarship. God knows there have been enough Ongoing History shows on the group
So why am I doing yet another show on Nirvana? Because I discovered that there’s still more to learn, even when we’re talking about one of the best-documented bands in the history of rock.
Songs included in this show:
In Bloom (music video version)
Love Buzz (demo)
If You Must
Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson (from Late!, a pre-Foo Fighters Dave Grohl project)
You Know You’re Right
Here’s the week’s playlist compiled by Eric Wilhite.
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