Monday, January 6, 2014

Nirvana: Video of band’s final Los Angeles concert surfaces

Video of Nirvana’s final Los Angeles concert has surfaced, courtesy of band friend and filmmaker Dave Markey.

The footage features three songs from the December 30, 1993 show, including “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam” (which Kurt Cobain dedicates to actor River Phoenix, who died two months earlier), a cover of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold The World”, and ”All Apologies”, the second single from Nirvana’s third and final studio release, “In Utero.”

“20 years ago tonight, I stood on Kurt's side of the stage at my hometown's Los Angeles Forum and captured the last set I would see of this band,” wrote Markey. “A band that I had worked with, toured with; people that I would call my
friends. A band that both the world and myself really loved (can't really say this has happened since.) Within just a few short months it would sadly all be over. I'm glad to have documented this show, as well as their pre-fame fun in 1991.”

Among Markey’s films is “1991: The Year That Punk Broke”, which features Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, Dinosaur Jr. and others.

The director has also produced videos for a variety of bands, including Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Meat Puppets and Black Flag.

Nirvana are being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in April, along with KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

The induction ceremony will be held at New York’s Barclays Center, marking the first time the general public will be able to attend the ceremony in NYC. HBO will record the event for broadcast in May.

See also:

Washington city declares Nirvana Day
Nirvana comment on Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction
KISS and Nirvana lead 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees
Nirvana: In Utero 20th anniversary reissue debuts on US charts
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