From the History of Grunge: Nirvana LIVE at @RadioShack Circa 1988!

Before Nirvana’s debut album Bleach was released but around the time they were recording for that album, they performed a 17-minute set at the local RadioShack in their hometown of Aberdeen, Washington! The decor is wholly nostalgic, and check out those red+yellow+green traffic light effects too! I also imagine the VHS recorder was shoulder-slung and probably weighed over 20lbs.

(Humblebrag I saw Nirvana in 1989 on their first national tour and have the concert ticket stub to prove it!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAaqWMsuu2I

Previously unseen in its entirety… Thanks to the filmer, Radioshack, and Dana Bong for the additional camera work. If you happen have a Nirvana tape that you recorded that has been sitting in a closet/attic/basement for 25+ years, let me know. Happy to help get it properly archived and shared with the world.


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  2. Hi Martin the video was live when we published but has since been taken down due to a copyright claim.

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