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1990
01/06/90 - East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Set
  • Scoff • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Polly • School • Big Cheese • Sappy • Spank Thru • Molly's Lips • About A Girl • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Kurt and Krist were banned for life from all University of Washington venues for destroying so much gear at this show.

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(3)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A
    • Higher quality and known generation, but missing some opening and closing band noise that is included on SBD #1b.
  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • Lower quality and unknown generation, but includes some opening and closing band noise that is missing from SBD #1a.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • professional video
    • At least "Sappy," "Spank Thru," and "About A Girl" were video taped.

Other Performers
  • Crunchbird • The Gits • Tad

01/12/90 - Satyricon, Portland, OR
Set (incomplete)
  • Scoff • Blew

Notes
  • The band opened with "Scoff" and closed with "Blew," according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Melvins • Oily Bloodmen

01/19/90 - Rignall Hall, Olympia, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • Scoff • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Polly • About A Girl • School • Sappy • Molly's Lips • Spank Thru • Breed

Notes
  • The handwritten setlist simply says "D Songs" at the end, referring to songs in drop-D tuning, likely including at least "Been A Son," "Negative Creep," and "Blew."
  • As a joke costume, Kurt used stage blood to draw needle marks on his arms.
  • Krist wore an old-lady-style dress and was drinking from a jug of wine.
  • The crowd was very intense. Some people in the audience were even swinging from the overhead pipes.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: built-in > Panasonic PV-330 (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 20 min / A-
    • Includes only "Scoff," "Floyd The Barber," "Love Buzz," "Dive," "Polly," About A Girl," "Sappy," and "Spank Thru."
    • "Floyd The Barber," "Love Buzz," "Dive," "Polly," "About A Girl," "Sappy," and "Spank Thru" cut in. Has a cut in "Spank Thru." "Scoff," "Polly," and "Spank Thru" cut out.
    • Has some special effects.

Other Performers
  • Beat Happening • Melvins

01/20/90 - Legends, Tacoma, WA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Scoff • All You Need Is Love (jam) • If I Fell (jam) • About A Girl • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Token Eastern Song • Spank Thru • Breed • Stain • Been A Son • Sweet Home Alabama (jam) • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • After "Scoff," Krist sang parts of The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" and "If I Fell," then jammed briefly on Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker," "Living Loving Maid," and "How Many More Times."
  • Matt Lukin of Mudhoney jumped onstage numerous times, causing fights between him and the bouncers.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B
    • Has a cut in the "Sweet Home Alabama" jam.
  • AUD #2 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A-
    • Missing everything before "Love Buzz."
    • "Love Buzz" and the "If I Fell" jam cut in.
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • "School," "Floyd The Barber," and the "Sweet Home Alabama" jam cut in. Has a cut in "Dive."

Other Performers
  • Machine • Melvins • The Rhino Humpers

02/09/90 - Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Love Buzz • Spank Thru • Molly's Lips • Sappy • Scoff • About A Girl • Been A Son • jam • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A
    • Missing "School."
    • Has a cut in "Scoff."
    • Original live mix from the night of the show.
  • SBD #2a - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [Sliver]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / A+
    • Includes only "Spank Thru" and "About A Girl."
    • Professionally mixed by Gary Held.
  • SBD #2b - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Official 7" [Molly's Lips]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / A
    • Includes only "Molly's Lips."
    • Professionally mixed by Gary Held.
  • SBD #3 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [Bleach (Deluxe Edition)]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / A+
    • Missing the jam and most between-song banter.
    • Professionally remixed by Jack Endino specifically for this release.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • professional video
    • A clip of "Molly's Lips" appears on MTV's Tribute To Nirvana.
    • Clips from a different angle, including one of Kurt smashing his guitar, appear on the Nirvana promotional TV special.
    • It is believed that the show was recorded with multiple cameras due to the existence of clips from two camera angles and mention of a video crew being present in the UK weekly music newspaper Melody Maker.

Other Performers
  • The Legend • Rawhead Rex • Screaming Trees • Tad

02/11/90 - Cactus Club, San Jose, CA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • About A Girl • Breed • Spank Thru • Molly's Lips • Polly • Dive • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Love Buzz • Blew

Notes
  • After "Spank Thru," Krist yelled at the bouncers for hurting someone in the audience.
  • Before "Polly," Krist sang a small part of The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand."

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • Plastic Jungle • Tad • Vegas Voodoo

02/12/90 - Cattle Club, Sacramento, CA
Set
  • California άber Alles (jam) • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • School • About A Girl • Dive • Polly • Molly's Lips • Sappy • Scoff • Breed • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • At the beginning of the show, Krist and Chad jammed on "California άber Alles" by the Dead Kennedys.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-909 > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Missing the "California άber Alles" jam.
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in.
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-909 > Aiwa CV-80 (Video8)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: 8MM(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: 8MM(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • The "California άber Alles" jam and "Negative Creep" cut in. "Blew" cuts out.
    • Shot from the front of the audience.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / A-
    • Has a cut in "Love Buzz."
    • Stationary shot from the top of a PA speaker.

Other Performers
  • Tad • Thornucopia

02/14/90 - Rough Trade Records, San Francisco, CA
Notes
  • This was a full-band record store performance.
  • "Tad [Doyle] came up and sang one of our songs, but I have no idea what song it may have been," according to Chad.
  • Photos show other members of Tad playing with the band as well.

02/14/90 - Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • jam • Dive • Sappy • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Scoff • Polly • Breed • Molly's Lips • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The jam after "Love Buzz" was the riff from the folk song on the Dressed For Success unofficial CD.
  • During the "Spank Thru" guitar solo, Kurt's guitar went out, and when he got it working again, the band lost their timing, resulting in Kurt not singing or playing the last chorus and the song ending in noise.
  • Before "Blew," Krist totally destroyed his bass.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-
    • During "Been A Son," the sound becomes distant and muffled while the taper goes to the restroom.
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
  • AMT #1a - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(3)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(3)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • Missing "School."
    • Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
  • AMT #1b - soundboard audio from amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A-
    • Lower generation and higher quality, but less complete than AMT #1a and includes only the audio from the video.
    • Missing "School."
    • "Blew" cuts out.

Other Performers
  • Dickless • The Legend • Tad

02/15/90 - Raji's, Hollywood, CA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • Scoff • About A Girl • Molly's Lips • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Toshiba KT-4087 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-990F > Sony TC-D5M (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A
  • AUD #3 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > JVC (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 30 min / B-
    • Has cuts in "Love Buzz," "Dive," "Scoff," "About A Girl," "Been A Son," "Stain," "Negative Creep," and "Blew."

Other Performers
  • Distorted Pony • Tad

02/16/90 - Bogart's, Long Beach, CA
Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • Sappy • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Breed • School • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony TC-D5 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony (supplied) > Sony WM-F76 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / B+
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > Sony TCD-D10 (DAT)
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial 7" [Penu Baby]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / A
    • Includes only "Love Buzz," "Floyd The Barber," and "Scoff."
  • AMT #1a - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+
    • Lower quality, but more complete than AMT #1b.
  • AMT #1b - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Lowest Video Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / B+
    • Higher quality, but less complete than AMT #1a.
    • Includes only "Sappy."
  • AMT #2 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(3)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(3)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 30 min / B+
    • Missing "Sappy," "Spank Thru," "Been A Son," and "Negative Creep."
    • "Dive," "About A Girl," "School," "Stain," and "Blew" cut in.
    • Shot mostly from the right side of the back of the venue.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • In the circulating amateur video, someone can be seen video taping the show from the side of the stage.

Other Performers
  • Haywire • Tad

02/17/90 - Iguana's, Tijuana, Mexico
Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Breed • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew • School

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(3)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(4)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+
    • "Love Buzz" and "Breed" cut in.
    • Multi-camera video with open mic audio.
    • The audio on "School," which was placed as the first song on this video, is overdubbed from Bleach. Some footage from the "Breed" guitar solo is also used during the "School" guitar solo. It may have been planned to make a music video out of it.

Other Performers
  • Tad

02/19/90 - The Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • Polly • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew • Molly's Lips • Love Buzz

Notes
  • During "Blew," some people danced onstage with the band, including a girl who played a tambourine.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(2)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Tad

02/21/90 - Blue Max, Chico, CA
Notes
  • There were about 25 people at the show, according to an attendee.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
    • The show was recorded by the venue's soundman.

Other Performers
  • Captain Crunch • Tad

03/12/90 - The Town Pump, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Sappy • School • Breed • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa > Aiwa (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+
    • Lower quality and higher generation than AUD #1b, but does not have digital errors and is not sourced from a compressed audio file.
  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa > Aiwa (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M) > MP3
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • Higher quality and lower generation than AUD #1a, but has digital errors and is sourced from a compressed audio file.
    • Has digital errors during "Love Buzz" and "Floyd The Barber," resulting in a cut in "Love Buzz."
    • Circulating copies are sourced from a 320 kbps MP3 file.

Other Performers
  • The Bombshells • Tad

03/20/90 - Television Studio, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Set
  • jam • jam • School (part of) • School • Lithium • jam • Big Cheese • Big Cheese • Floyd The Barber

Notes
  • The band's unrealized concept was to combine this footage with some additional footage they planned to shoot in Aberdeen and edit it into an hour-long video release they would sell to fans.
  • The first jam features only Krist (on guitar) and Chad, while the other two jams are played by the full band.
  • "Lithium" was played so the bass level could be adjusted.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / A-
    • Includes only eleven seconds of the first jam, the second jam, two seconds of "Big Cheese" (first take), and "Floyd The Barber."
    • The first jam cuts in and out. Has two cuts in the second jam. "Big Cheese" (first take) and "Floyd The Barber" cut in.
  • PRO #1a - professional video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / A-
    • Less complete, but higher quality than PRO #1b.
    • Includes only "School" (full version), four seconds of "Big Cheese" (first take), "Big Cheese" (second take), "Floyd The Barber," and "Lithium."
    • "Big Cheese" (first take) cuts out.
    • There are also versions of "School" (full version) and "Lithium" circulating with photos and video clips of 05/26/89, 07/18/89, 02/14/90, 02/16/90, 09/22/90, and 10/11/90 that were edited in later.
    • "Lithium" (the edited version described above) appears on the official video release 1200 Seconds.
    • A clip of "Big Cheese" appears on MTV's Tribute To Nirvana.
  • PRO #1b - professional video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 25 min / A-
    • More complete, but lower quality than PRO #1a.
    • Missing the first two jams.
    • The third jam cuts in.
    • There are also versions of "School" (full version) and "Lithium" circulating with photos and video clips of 05/26/89, 07/18/89, 02/14/90, 02/16/90, 09/22/90, and 10/11/90 that were edited in later.
    • "Lithium" (the edited version described above) appears on the official video release 1200 Seconds.
    • A clip of "Big Cheese" appears on MTV's Tribute To Nirvana.

04/01/90 - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL
Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • In Bloom • School • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Big Cheese • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-144 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A-
  • AUD #2a - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(4)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / B+
    • Less complete, but known generation and higher quality than AUD #2b.
    • "Dive" and "Big Cheese" cut in. Has cuts in "Scoff," "Blew," and between every song. "Blew" cuts out.
  • AUD #2b - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / B
    • More complete, but unknown generation and lower quality than AUD #2a.
    • "Dive" and "Big Cheese" cut in. Has cuts in "Scoff," "Blew," and between every song.

Other Performers
  • Bhang Revival • God's Acre

04/06/90 - Club Underground, Madison, WI
Notes
  • The band played "a great set, very loose," according to Butch Vig. He also remembers the band being "pretty messed up" for the show.
  • The stage had a low ceiling, so Krist kept hitting it with his bass, eventually poking a hole in it, which he stuffed with a sock, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Tad • Victims Family

04/08/90 - The Unicorn, Milwaukee, WI
Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • 45 minutes of the show were aired on WMSE 91.7 FM radio in Milwaukee on 04/05/04.

Other Performers
  • The Rusty Halos
04/09/90 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • Scoff • About A Girl • In Bloom • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Other Performers
  • Tad • Victims Family

04/10/90 - Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Big Cheese • Scoff • Molly's Lips • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • At the end of "Love Buzz," Kurt jumped into the audience.
  • At the end of the show, Krist jumped into the drum set and pinned Chad underneath.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-121 > Sony WM-D6C (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
  • AUD #2a - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial LP [Live]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A
    • Missing "School."
  • AUD #2b - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial LP [Drop Dead]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • Missing "Blew."
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(2)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A-
    • "Dive" cuts in.
    • Shot from Krist's side of the stage.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(2)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / C+
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in.
    • Shot from Kurt's side of the stage.

Other Performers
  • Tad • Victims Family

04/14/90 - Shorty's Underground, Cincinnati, OH
Other Performers
  • Day For Night • Volcano Suns

04/16/90 - Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Scoff • About A Girl • Breed • Spank Thru • In Bloom • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Blew

Notes
  • At the end of the show, Kurt started throwing bottles at the wall behind Chad, then the audience started doing the same. Krist had to be carried off stage because he was barefoot.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

04/17/90 - Foufounes Ιlectriques, Montrιal, QC, Canada
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Scoff • About A Girl • Breed • Spank Thru • In Bloom • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
  • PRO #1 - professional video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (Betacam)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: BETA(M) > VHS(2)
    • Lowest Video Generation: BETA(M) > VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / A
    • Includes only "Floyd The Barber," "Love Buzz," "Dive," and "Scoff," all of which cut in.
    • Has a cut in "Floyd The Barber."
    • Shot by MusiquePlus with a single camera and open mic audio.
    • The circulating video includes all that was recorded.
    • A clip of "Love Buzz" has been broadcast on MusiMax.

Other Performers
  • Huge Groove Experience

04/18/90 - ManRay Nightclub, Cambridge, MA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Scoff • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Breed • In Bloom • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew • Stay Away

Notes
  • Kurt dumped a whole pitcher of ice water on Chad.
  • Krist talked about Madonna and sang a little bit of "Like A Virgin."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B+
    • "About A Girl" cuts in. Has a cut in "Stain."
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / B+

Other Performers
  • The Bags

04/20/90 - Olde Club, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Notes
  • The band played "one of the loudest, most intense, greatest shows" one attendee had seen in a long time in front of about 25-30 people.
04/21/90 - Senior House, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Notes
  • A new stage was built in the courtyard, primarily with the Nirvana show in mind, but the show was moved to the Senior House basement due to rain.
  • The show was loud, but good, according to an attendee.
  • During the show, Krist ripped one or two bones off the wall from a sign spelling out "Sport Death" (a Senior House motto) and used one to play half of a song on his bass. He ended up sarcastically apologizing when a few members of the audience got upset, according to attendees.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • Little Debbie • Slaughter Shack

04/26/90 - Pyramid Club, New York, NY
Soundcheck (incomplete)
  • In Bloom

Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Big Cheese • In Bloom • Scoff • Been A Son (part of) • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep

Notes
  • The show was plagued with sound problems.
  • "Been A Son" deteriorated, so the band stopped and started it over.
  • "Negative Creep" deteriorated, so Kurt and Chad stopped playing, while Krist finished the song on bass only.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+
    • Does not include the soundcheck.
    • Missing "Stain" and "Negative Creep."
    • Has a cut in "Spank Thru."
  • AUD #1b - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / B+
    • Does not include the soundcheck.
    • Missing both performances of "Been A Son."
    • Has a cut in "Spank Thru."
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
    • Does not include the soundcheck.
    • "Stain" cuts in.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • professional video
    • Shot by Sub Pop.
    • Clips appear in the early version of the "In Bloom" music video.

Other Performers
  • Barkmarket • Cop Shoot Cop • Rat At Rat R

04/27/90 - SAGA, Hampshire College (Amnesty International Benefit), Amherst, MA
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Love Buzz • Polly • Sappy • In Bloom

Notes
  • This was a very good show, compared to 04/26/90, according to reviews.

Other Performers
  • 3 Merry Widows • BGOCK! • Cordelia's Dad • Gobblehoof • Mr. Softee • New Radiant Storm King • Sweet Lickin' Honey Babes

04/28/90 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Big Cheese • In Bloom • Scoff • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Nakamichi DM-500 > Sony TC-D5M (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
    • "Blew" cuts out.
  • AUD #3 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / B+
    • Missing "School."
    • "Blew" cuts in.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • professional video
    • Shot by Sub Pop.
    • Clips appear in the early version of the "In Bloom" music video.

Other Performers
  • The Jesus Lizard • Sulkweed

04/29/90 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • Scoff • In Bloom • Big Cheese • Polly

Notes
  • Krist sang part of "Floyd The Barber."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+
    • Missing everything after "Polly."
    • "Scoff" cuts out.

Other Performers
  • Loop • Thud

04/30/90 - J.C. Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Scoff • In Bloom • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
    • The owner of the venue made a point of taping every show there. However, she has reportedly said that she will only make copies if the request comes from the band's record company.

Other Performers
  • Raw Ltd.

05/01/90 - Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Scoff • Big Cheese • In Bloom • Polly • Stain

Notes
  • There were about 100 people at the show, according to the venue.
  • The band trashed an amplifier during their set.

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Missing everything after "Stain," which cuts out.
    • Has minor cuts in every song except "School," probably from a poor transfer of the master cassette.

05/02/90 - The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
Set
  • Here She Comes Now • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • About A Girl • Polly • Scoff • Stay Away • Molly's Lips • School • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • In Bloom • Sappy • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Kurt altered the lyrics of "Love Buzz" to reflect his frustration with the new guitar he purchased sometime before the show.
  • The band stopped playing momentarily in the middle of "Dive" due to equipment problems, but then resumed the song from where they stopped.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 25 min / B
    • Missing everything before "Spank Thru."
    • The master is believed to be complete.
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Missing everything after "Spank Thru."
    • "Here She Comes Now" cuts in, and "Spank Thru" cuts out.
    • Has an open microphone mixed in on the left channel.

Other Performers
  • Eclipse

05/04/90 - The Masquerade, Tampa, FL
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Scoff • Spank Thru • Breed • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • About A Girl • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+
    • "School" cuts in, and "Blew" cuts out.

Other Performers
  • Forgotten Apostles
05/05/90 - Einstein a Go-Go, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Scoff • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • Molly's Lips • About A Girl • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew • Here She Comes Now

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio

05/06/90 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • School • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Polly • Here She Comes Now • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in. Has a cut in "Stain."
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in.
    • Shot from various locations onstage with a fisheye lens.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in.
    • Combination of AMT #1 and another uncirculated amateur video. The audio is a mix of both source videos with a slight time misalignment, resulting in an echo.
    • Portions from the uncirculated amateur video have special effects.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • Shot from various locations onstage.
    • Has special effects in many songs.
    • Some of this video's footage appears in AMT #2.
  • amateur video
    • There were quite a few people video taping, according to an attendee, so at least one other amateur video probably exists.

05/09/90 - Stache's, Columbus, OH
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Scoff • Big Cheese • In Bloom • Polly • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Krist seemed drunk and was telling really long, dumb jokes between songs, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Barbed Wire Dolls

05/10/90 - Shorty's Underground, Cincinnati, OH
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Floyd The Barber

Notes
  • While playing, Krist jumped up and hit his head on a roof beam, but never missed a note, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Coffin Break
05/11/90 - Tulsa Theatre, Tulsa, OK
Notes
  • The venue may have been called Mimis.
05/13/90 - Duffy's Tavern, Lincoln, NE
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Spank Thru • Scoff • Dive • About A Girl • Breed • Big Cheese • Love Buzz • Here She Comes Now • Polly • Stay Away • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > Tascam 4-Track Portastudio (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-
    • More complete and known generation, but lower quality than SBD #1b.
  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > Tascam 4-Track Portastudio (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Stiff Drinks]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Less complete and unknown generation, but higher quality than SBD #1a.
    • Missing "Blew."

Other Performers
  • Cellophane Ceiling

05/14/90 - The Garage, Denver, CO
Set (incomplete)
  • Floyd The Barber • About A Girl • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • There were some sound problems, but the band played an intense 60-minute set, according to a review.

Other Performers
  • Jux County

05/17/90 - The Zoo, Boise, ID
Notes
  • This was the last show with Chad Channing on drums.

Other Performers
  • 24-7 Spyz
08/16/90 - Calamity Jayne's Nashville Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Set (incomplete)
  • In Bloom

Notes
  • This was the first show of a short tour with Dale Crover on drums.
  • The band jammed on a song by The Crucifucks at the soundcheck, according to Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • A recording of STP's set is circulating, so it's possible that Nirvana's set was recorded as well.
  • professional video
    • Sonic Youth's set was shot by Dave Markey, so Nirvana's set may have been video taped as well.

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP
08/17/90 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
Soundcheck
  • In Bloom • Floyd The Barber • Verse Chorus Verse

Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Breed • In Bloom • School • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • During "Love Buzz," Kurt jumped into the audience and allowed members of the crowd to play his guitar for a minute before going back onstage.

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A
    • Includes the soundcheck.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • professional video
    • Sonic Youth's set was shot by Dave Markey, so Nirvana's set may have been video taped as well.

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP

08/19/90 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Set
  • In Bloom • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • School • TV Eye (jam) • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Stay Away • Lithium • Scoff • Spank Thru • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew • Eye Flys (jam) • Verse Chorus Verse

Notes
  • The band played a short jam on Iggy Pop's "TV Eye."
  • "Lithium" deteriorated during the second chorus, so the band cut the song short.
  • "Been A Son" deteriorated into jamming toward the end of the song.
  • Krist jammed on the Melvins' "Eye Flys."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
    • Has a cut in "Dive."
  • AUD #1b - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • Missing everything after "Been A Son."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Toshiba KT-4087 (cassette)
  • amateur video
    • The venue recorded the show using a video camera set up toward the back of the room with a frontal view of the full band, according to the venue's doorman. He claims they did this with all shows of this era, but the recordings have never been copied.

Other Performers
  • Chemical People • Granfaloon Bus

08/20/90 - Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA
Set
  • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • In Bloom • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Dive • School • Lithium • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-909 > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP

08/21/90 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Notes
  • The show was excellent, according to Dale Crover, who also noted that there were "some good Cobain acrobatics into the audience."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • A recording of the Sonic Youth set is circulating, so it is possible that the Nirvana set was recorded as well.

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP

08/23/90 - Melody Ballroom, Portland, OR
Set
  • jam • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • Dive • In Bloom • Spank Thru • About A Girl • School • Lithium • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • The jam cuts in. Has a cut in "School."

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP

08/24/90 - Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
Set
  • Love Buzz • Scoff • Floyd The Barber • Dive • In Bloom • About A Girl • School • Spank Thru • Lithium • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A-
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: built-in > Panasonic PV-330 (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / B+
    • Has special effects throughout.

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP

08/25/90 - New York Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Set (incomplete)
  • Dive • In Bloom • Breed • Lithium • Stay Away

Notes
  • This was the last show with Dale Crover on drums.

Other Performers
  • Sonic Youth • STP

09/22/90 - Motor Sports International Garage, Seattle, WA
Set
  • Stay Away • Blew • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Floyd The Barber • About A Girl • School • Love Buzz • Breed • In Bloom • Scoff • Spank Thru • Sliver • Dive • jam

Notes
  • This was the only show with Dan Peters on drums.
  • Dave Grohl was in the audience.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(3)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • Higher quality, but less complete than AUD #1b.
    • Has a cut in "About A Girl."
  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B
    • Lower quality, but more complete than AUD #1a.
    • Has a cut in "About A Girl."
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Lowest Video Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / B+
    • Includes only "School" and the end-of-show jam.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (Super 8)
    • A clip of the end-of-show jam from a different angle appears in the edited 03/20/90 "Lithium" music video.

Other Performers
  • Derelicts • Dwarves • Melvins

10/11/90 - North Shore Surf Club, Olympia, WA
Set
  • Son Of A Gun • Molly's Lips (part of) • D-7 (part of) • Blew • Negative Creep • Been A Son • Stain • Floyd The Barber • About A Girl • Spank Thru • School • Stay Away • Breed • Big Cheese • In Bloom • Dive • Love Buzz • Scoff • Sliver • Turnaround

Notes
  • This was the first show with Dave Grohl on drums.
  • The power went out multiple times toward the beginning of the show, causing the band to stop playing in the middle of "Molly's Lips" and "D-7," without finishing either song. It also caused them to stop in the middle of "Blew," but they finished the song when the power came back on.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > Sony (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / A-
    • Just before "Spank Thru", the taper did a radio station ID, saying "KAOS 89.3, Olympia, Washington." The show was most likely taped to be broadcast on KAOS, but it is not known if it was ever actually broadcast. If it was broadcast, it's possible that the circulating 25-minute edit of this recording was sourced from the broadcast.
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / B+
    • Includes only "Love Buzz," "Scoff," "Sliver," and "Turnaround."
    • "Love Buzz," "Scoff," and "Sliver" cut in, and "Turnaround" cuts out. Has a cut in "Love Buzz."
    • Shot from very close to Kurt.
    • Clips appear in the Nirvana promotional TV special and in the edited 03/20/90 "Lithium" music videos.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Lowest Video Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / A-
    • Includes only "Love Buzz."
    • Multi-camera video comprised of AMT #1 and two other uncirculated amateur videos, with open mic audio.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
  • amateur video
    • Shot from the center of the back of the venue.
    • Some of this video's footage appears in AMT #2.
  • amateur video
    • Shot from the left side of the back of the venue.
    • Some of this video's footage appears in AMT #2.

Other Performers
  • Witchypoo

10/17/90 - The Mods, The Evergreen State College (dorm party), Olympia, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • Blew • School

Notes
  • The band played a relatively short set, according to attendees.

Other Performers
  • Seaweed • Unrest

10/23/90 - Goldwyn's Suite, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Set
  • Blew • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Stain • Stay Away • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Love Buzz • Dive • Floyd The Barber • Scoff • School • Son Of A Gun • Molly's Lips • D-7

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: A+F MC385D > Fostex X-15 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B
    • Has cuts between songs.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • This source is rumored to be complete and of very poor quality.

Other Performers
  • L7
10/24/90 - Astoria Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Set
  • Blew • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Stain • Lithium • Spank Thru • Breed • Floyd The Barber • Big Cheese • About A Girl • In Bloom • Scoff • Molly's Lips • D-7 • Love Buzz • Sliver • Dive • Paper Cuts • School

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B
    • "Molly's Lips" cuts in.
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B+
    • Has cuts in "Blew."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • Godflesh • L7

10/25/90 - Students' Union, Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, United Kingdom
Set
  • Blew • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Stain • Lithium • Spank Thru • Breed • Floyd The Barber • Big Cheese • About A Girl • In Bloom • Scoff • Molly's Lips • Love Buzz • D-7 • Dive • Sliver • School

Notes
  • There were many screw-ups and mishaps due to an enormous amount of stage divers all taking their leaps, which visibly upset Kurt.
  • During the bridge of "School," Kurt improvised the lyrics.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: built-in > Sony (Video8)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: 8MM(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: 8MM(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B+
    • "D-7" cuts in.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / B
    • Includes only "Blew," "Been A Son," and "Negative Creep."
    • Has cuts in "Blew" and "Negative Creep."
    • In AMT #1, this taper can be seen taping much more of the show than what is currently circulating.
    • Shot by a member of L7.

Other Performers
  • Arm • L7 • Victims Family

10/26/90 - Calton Studios, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Set
  • Blew • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Stain • Spank Thru • Breed • Lithium • About A Girl • Floyd The Barber • Polly • Love Buzz • Scoff • Molly's Lips • Son Of A Gun • D-7 • School

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • Has a cut in "Son Of A Gun."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • video
    • In a letter to Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines, Kurt wrote, "I had a really fine time at the show we played together. The video turned out good."

Other Performers
  • L7 • Shonen Knife • The Vaselines

10/27/90 - Byron Building, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Set
  • Blew • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Stain • Lithium • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Dive • Sliver • Big Cheese • Floyd The Barber • Polly • Scoff • Love Buzz • D-7 • Son Of A Gun • Molly's Lips • In Bloom • School • Paper Cuts • Stay Away • Do Nuts

Notes
  • At the end of the set, as the crowd was beginning to leave, Kurt came back onstage to announce a special guest, Everett True. Kurt and Krist then got behind the drum kit and started banging away while Everett did vocals on "Do Nuts."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / B+
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • Clips of "Negative Creep" and "Lithium" are circulating.
  • amateur video
    • Clips (with no audio) appear on the official DVD With The Lights Out.

Other Performers
  • L7 • Shonen Knife

10/29/90 - The Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom
Set (incomplete)
  • Spank Thru

Notes
  • During the encore, L7 came onstage with Nirvana, according to the promoter. They may have played "Spank Thru" together, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Jacob's Mouse • L7

11/25/90 - The Off Ramp, Seattle, WA
Set
  • Aneurysm • Oh, The Guilt • Mr. Moustache • Stay Away • Breed • Floyd The Barber • About A Girl • Verse Chorus Verse • In Bloom • Swap Meet • Been A Son • Stain • Blew • Sappy • Lithium • School • D-7 • Here She Comes Now • Sliver • Dive (part of) • Dumb • Polly • Something In The Way • Negative Creep • Love Buzz • Where Did You Sleep Last Night (jam) • Spank Thru • Molly's Lips • Son Of A Gun • Sifting • Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

Notes
  • The band only played the beginning of "Dive," then stopped so the venue could be cleared of alcohol before they continued to play.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: Sonic Studios > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / A-
    • Missing everything after the beginning of "Dive."
  • AUD #2 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: Aiwa > Aiwa (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M) > MP3
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / A-
    • Missing everything before "Dumb" and everything after "Sifting," which cuts out.
    • The taper also recorded the first set (everything before "Dumb"), but later obtained a copy of AUD #1 and discarded his recording due to its inferior quality and completeness (it had many cuts). It is unlikely that any copies of his first set recording were made.
    • Circulating copies are sourced from a 320 kbps MP3 file.
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / A
    • Missing everything after the beginning of "Dive."
    • "Sappy" cuts in.
    • Soundboard on the left channel, audience on the right channel.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • An MP3 clip of "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" is circulating.
  • amateur video
    • It is rumored that the club video taped the show from the back of the venue.

Other Performers
  • Earth • Heavy Into Jeff • Holy Rollers

12/31/90 - Satyricon, Portland, OR
Set (incomplete)
  • Aneurysm • About A Girl • Been A Son • Negative Creep • D-7

Notes
  • The venue had given out free bottles of champagne to celebrate the new year. During the opening bands' sets, numerous bottles had been thrown against the wall behind the stage, creating a blanket of glass on the stage. When Nirvana came onstage, Krist swept away some of the glass, then took his shoes off to play.
  • The band opened with "Aneurysm," according to an attendee.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio (incomplete)
    • It is rumored that a 5-song recording exists.
  • amateur video
    • Krist was seen walking around with a video camera, so it is possible that Nirvana's set was partially or fully recorded.

Other Performers
  • Caustic Soda • Hitting Birth • Roger Nusic • Thrillhammer