Soundgarden’s lead guitarist looks back at the band’s earliest releases, their influence on other Seattle grunge acts like Alice in Chains, and why he’s pretty sure Steve Albini was never a fan of Nirvana.
MTV has unearthed two videos: “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” and “Very Ape,” which features Kurt Cobain on drums.
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.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, ‘In Utero,’ Sub Pop has been having fun revealing little tidbit about the band. The latest being the original contract the band signed back in 1989.
The reissue of Nirvana’s 1993 album, ‘In Utero,’ includes three discs and 70 songs that range from live cuts, unreleased demos, B-sides and unreleased track “Forgotten Tune.”
In Utero, Nirvana’s third and final album, is being prepped for a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue edition set for release Sept. 24.
Presenting: Ten alt-rock songs that come real close (and often do) usurp the power of their source material.