Nirvana’s Original NYC Music Video for “In Bloom” [Video]

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 at 11:12 am by

Tomorrow, September 24 marks the twentieth anniversary of Nevermind, Nirvana’s seminal second record.  Herewith, another little flashback.

Yesterday, we took a stroll down memory lane with some better-quality footage from Nirvana’s first New York City appearance at the Pyramid Club.  In honor of twenty years since the release of Nevermind, we present the original NYC version of the music video for “In Bloom,” shot by the band nine months after that first trip (April 1990). The song itself had been recorded by Butch Vig (drummer in Garbage) shortly beforehand, and would later appear on their major label breakthrough. In fact, it was reportedly the first put to tape during those sessions.

Note this alternate version of “In Bloom” features drummer Chad Channing, who was later replaced with Foo man Dave Grohl.  City cameos include the East River promenade, South Street Seaport, and random Wall Street shots.

Recent Stories

falafel-shop-rivington
The Falafel Shop on Rivington Takes a ‘Maintenance’ Break, Should Return Next Week

You may have noticed that the Falafel Shop on Rivington Street wasn’t open all week. An explanation as to why didn’t actually materialize until yesterday. According to a laminate on the shuttered gate, the popular four-year-old Mediterranean joint closed for routine “maintenance,” but should reopen “middle of next week. Eyal Tov founded the Falafel Shop […]

172ludlow-door
In Which a Hell Square Egg Toss Turns Violent

There is a sense among some that Hell Square is regressing to its former violent self after a brief period of baby-step progress. No more, claim neighbors in the DMZ. Case in point was a rowdy incident this past Monday night (late) involving a crew of revelers outside the Hotel Indigo. A tipster tells us that […]

247cherry-rendering-1
The City is About to Screw the LES Waterfront Again with this 1,000-Foot Tower

The city will screw the Lower East Side waterfront by allowing this 1,000-foot tower to proceed. Indeed, the Department of City Planning reversed course this week, and will now hear the case for this monstrosity. This despite the ongoing litigation over the contested few parcels on the backside of Extell’s One Manhattan Square. It’s certainly a […]

155rivington-closed
St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street is Dead, for Real This Time

Okay, so now it’s really happened. Again. The reincarnated St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street – also known as Rivington F+B – is officially kaput. This past Wednesday was its final night in business. The gates are now shuttered for good, capping a decade (including a year-long hiatus) for the establishment. The closure follows two months […]

gracias-mama-work
MTA Brushes off Vehement Local Opposition to ‘Gracias Mama’ Entrance on Rutgers Street

The MTA sees nothing wrong with having a restaurant entrance mere feet from a bustling subway station. Specifically that of Gracias Mama, whose principals (Koorosh Bakhtiar and Nima Garos) are trying to alter their method of operation, which could become a harbinger of overcrowding in a small area. The bold choice to move the front […]