Three Unreleased Nirvana Tracks From ‘Nevermind’ Era Streaming Free on the Web
Three unreleased Nirvana tracks that are part of the upcoming deluxe 20th anniversary reissues of ‘Nevermind’ are now streaming free on the web.
One’s a scorching demo, another is a rather good quality “boombox” recording and a third is a concert version of the band’s most famous song.
The demo is ‘Breed,’ which was recorded in 1990 with ‘Nevermind’ producer Butch Vig at his Smart Studios in Madison, Wis. ‘On a Plain’ is the boombox recording, and it features some band banter before the song begins. And last but certainly not least is a raucous ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ that comes from a Halloween 1991 Nirvana show at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
‘Nevermind’ will be re-released on September 27 in multiple formats, the biggest of which is the Super Deluxe Edition boxed set that includes the remastered album, the Smart Studios and boombox recordings, plus a DVD of the Paramount show.
In related news, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is scheduled to perform today (September 20) at 10 p.m. PT as part of a ‘Nevermind’ tribute and benefit concert at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle that will also be streamed online.