Nirvana (90s US grunge band)

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Nirvana is a band whose shows and session recordings have been widely bootlegged as unofficial videos, CDs and raw WAV/FLAC files and mp3s. Details of these releases have been added to Musicbrainz where the sources have been confirmed.


Date and venue information current with information from the Nirvana LiveGuide (July 12, 2007 Update).
Date and venue information current with information from the LiveNirvana (August 3, 2007 Update).
Bootlegs known to exist current with LiveNirvana (August 3, 2007 Update).

Annotation last modified on 2013-12-27 09:02 UTC.

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Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the suicide of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture.

In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach, for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana's sudden success widely popularized alternative rock, and Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero (1993), released to critical acclaim, featured an abrasive, less mainstream sound and challenged the group's audience.

Nirvana's active career ended following the death of Cobain in 1994, but various posthumous releases have been issued since, overseen by Novoselic, Grohl, and Cobain's widow Courtney Love. Since its debut, the band has sold over 25 million records in the United States alone, and over 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, in its first year of eligibility.

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Discography

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 On a Plain Nirvana 1
1992 Lithium Nirvana 4 7
1992 In Bloom Nirvana 4 4
1992 Molly’s Lips Nirvana 1
1992 Rags to Riches Nirvana 1
1993 Puss / Oh, the Guilt The Jesus Lizard / Nirvana 3
1993 Heart‐Shaped Box Nirvana 10
1993 Polly Nirvana 1
1993 All Apologies / Rape Me / MV Nirvana 4 5
1994 About a Girl Nirvana 5 3
1994 Lake of Fire / Where Did You Sleep Last Night Nirvana 1
1994 Pennyroyal Tea Nirvana 3
1995 The Man Who Sold the World Nirvana 1
1996 Aneurysm Nirvana 1
2002 You Know You’re Right Nirvana 3
2003 Smells Like Teen Spirit 2003 Nirvana 1
Endless, Nameless / Goo Is You Nirvana / Sonic Youth 1
Live Nirvana 1
Marie Nirvana 1
The Nirvana EP Nirvana 1
Total Fucking Godhead Nirvana 1
Your Opinion Nirvana 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Singles Nirvana 3
2011 Nevermind: The Singles Nirvana 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Nirvana 1
1996 Drain You Nirvana 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Blew Nirvana 5 2
1992 Hormoaning Nirvana 4
Acoustic EP Nirvana 1
Beauty and Power EP Nirvana 1
Coming Down Heavy Nirvana 1
Pack of 4 Nirvana 1
The Ghost of Seattle: The TV EP, Volume 1 Nirvana 1
The Triple Platinum EP Nirvana 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 In Bloom Collection Nirvana 1
"Kurdt's Tape Side a" Bleach Demos Nirvana 1
"Master Reel" Bleach Demos Nirvana 1
1989-11-01: Nozems-a-Gogo, VPRO Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands Nirvana 1
1990-03-20: Television Studio, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA Nirvana 1
1990-04-02 to 1990-04-06: Smart Studios, Madison, WI, USA Nirvana 1
1991-01-01: Music Source Studios, Seattle, WA, USA Nirvana 1
1991-09-03: BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session, Maida Vale Studios 4 and 5, London, UK Nirvana 1
1991-11-09: BBC Radio 1 Mark Goodier Session, Maida Vale Studio 4, London, UK Nirvana 1
1991-11-25: 2 Meter Sessie, NOB Radiostudio, Hilversum, The Netherlands Nirvana 1
1991-11-25: Twee Meter De Lucht in Show, NOB Jingle Production Room 2, Hilversum, The Netherlands Nirvana 1
1992-01-11: Saturday Night Live, NBC Studios, New York, NY, USA Nirvana 1
1992-xx-xx: Olympia, WA/Los Angeles, CA, USA Nirvana 1
1993-01-19 to 1993-01-21: BMG Ariola Ltda, Studio B, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Nirvana 1
1993-01-22: Rio Studio Session, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Nirvana 1
1993-02-12 to 1993-02-26: Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, MN, USA Nirvana 1
1994-02-04: Nulle part ailleurs, Canal+ Studios, Paris, France Nirvana 1
1994-02-23: Tunnel, RAI Studios, Rome, Italy Nirvana 1
John Peel Session Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Eight Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Five Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Four Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Nine Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week One Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Seven Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Six Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Ten Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Three Nirvana 1
Nightly Nirvana: Week Two Nirvana 1
Reciprocal Studio Demos Nirvana 1
Unsurpassed Master Demos Nirvana 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Chinese Box Set Nirvana 1

Other + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Jam Like Hell Pearl Jam \ Nirvana \ Red Hot Chili Peppers 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Nevermind, It's An Interview Nirvana 2
1996 From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Nirvana 1
2005 The Classic Interviews Nirvana 1
Interview Picture Disc Nirvana 1
The Bark Not the Bite Nirvana 1
The Interview Nirvana 1
The Rockview Interviews Nirvana 1

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988-06-11: Reciprocal Studios, Seattle, WA, USA Nirvana 1
1988-06-30: Reciprocal Studios, Seattle, WA, USA Nirvana 1
1989-10-26: BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session, Maida Vale Studio 5, London, UK Nirvana 1

Broadcast + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Feels Like the First Time: Broadcasts 1992-93 Nirvana 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Nulle Part Ailleurs LIVE 13 Nirvana 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989-06-09: Lame Fest '89, Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA Nirvana 1
1991-10-11: Household Drugs... and Other Hits: St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI, USA Nirvana 1
1991-10-21: Waterloo Records, Austin, TX, USA Nirvana 1
1991-11-25: Live, Volume 1: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands Nirvana 1
1991-12-06: Tonight With Jonathan Ross, Channel 4 Studios, The Greenwood, London, UK Nirvana 1
1992-09-09: MTV Video Music Awards, Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA Nirvana 1
1993-09-23: Saturday Night Live Rehearsal, NBC Studios, New York, NY, USA Nirvana 1
1993-09-25: Saturday Night Live, NBC Studios, New York, NY, USA Nirvana 1

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