Video Surfaces of 1988 Nirvana Performance in a Radio Shack
A fascinating piece of Nirvana history has surfaced on line.
A 17-minute from the then-fledgling trio’s January 24, 1988 performance at a Radio Shack in Aberdeen, Wash., the day after Nirvana recorded its first demo tape, shows the group lip-syncing to some of its early songs, with Kurt Cobain taking a flying leap across to the store to begin the performance.
The group at the time featured Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dale Crover, who went on to play with the Melvins.
Neither Novoselic, Crover nor Cobain’s estate have commented on the video.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.