Last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of In Utero, the final full-length album from Nirvana. For its own commemoration of the classic record, MTV/VH1 are releasing a series of rare live performance videos of the grunge legends’ Live & Loud concert in the band’s home base of Seattle from December 1993 that aired on MTV on New Year’s Eve that month.
MTV/VH1 plan to release a total of four different sets from the performance, beginning today (Sept. 18) with a rendition of “Heart-Shaped Box,” the lead single from In Utero.
Amid a teeming sea of concertgoers that includes the occasional crowd surfer, Nirvana sounds as on-point as the band ever did, assisted by second guitarist Pat Smear filling out the song’s crunching guitar on the chorus and backing vocals.
The release of the “Heart-Shaped Box” video precedes Thursday’s release of a video for “Rape Me,” before a dual set on Monday (Sept. 23) of rehearsal performances of “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” and “Very Ape,” which includes frontman Kurt Cobain on drums.