Revisiting Nirvana’s First NYC Gig at the Pyramid 26 Years Ago [VIDEO]

Posted on: July 17th, 2015 at 10:16 am by
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Tomorrow marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of Nirvana’s first gig in New York City. On July 18, 1989, the Aberdeen-based outfit performed at The Pyramid in the East Village as part of the “New Music Seminar” that year.

The show had long bounced around the bootleg circuit, but became more widely available with the connectivity of the internets.  One of the highlights, aside from the music, is seeing the band push some asshole fan off the stage during “Floyd the Barber.” Or the musicians attempting to tackle Noveselic at the end.

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Nine months later, the band returned to Gotham for another show at the Pyramid and to film scenes for their “In Bloom” video.  However, this song would not see daylight until the release of Nevermind the next year.  By the way, that other guitarist you see is Jason Everman, who received a credit on Bleach (he funded $606.17 to record the album) and was hired to tour with the band during the summer of 1989.

Enjoy the full clip.

1:02 School
3:52 Floyd The Barber
6:36 Love Buzz
10:03 Dive
13:58 Polly
16:37 Big Cheese
20:15 Scoff (cuts in)
24:25 About A Girl (cuts in)

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