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

Johnny Thunders Take 2
Revisiting Rachel Amodeo’s East Village Classic ‘What About Me’ [INTERVIEW]

I don’t know about you, but every time I find out about a movie that was filmed in the East Village circa NOT present day, I get super excited. I revel in the unique gritty history, and how the streets were not littered with a Starbucks and ::insert generic Bank name here:: every other step. That’s […]

daily-show-santa
The Daily Show Does a Bit on SantaCon, Interviews Organizer ‘Costume Jim’ [VIDEO]

Last night, five whole days after SantaCon blew through New York City, the The Daily Show decided to air a quick treatment of the event. As you would imagine, the segment exposes the shitshow that happens each year. Most interesting, though, is watching the footage after learning about Costume Jim Glaser and his ties to […]

319grand-gallery
New Grand Street Avant Garde Gallery Doubles as ‘Luxury Vape Lounge’

The Grenco Science pop-up vaporizer joint isn’t the only such retail action happening this weekend. Remember that gallery we told you about last month at 319 Grand Street? Well, Avant Garde by MMC, as it’s now known, itself doubles as a “luxury vape lounge.” In fact, its tagline is “where vape meets art.” The grand […]

Rad Roubeni
Artist Rad Roubeni Hosting a Month-Long Gallery Show Inside Former Chase Bank on Delancey

So it looks like the old Chase bank branch at 104 Delancey Street has morphed into a pseudo gallery space, albeit a temporary one. At least until the landlord can find a suitable tenant willing to foot the bill. We saw workers cleaning up the other night for a similar event. After two years of […]

nypd-arrest-east-broadway
Plainclothes Officer Punches Teen During Arrest on East Broadway, NYPD Investigating Incident [UPDATED]

An eight-minute video surfaced online this week showing three teens being arrested by a gaggle of 7th Precinct officers on East Broadway. The boys are seen getting cuffed while pressed up against parked cars outside Seward Park. Iglesia Cristiana Primitiva church is visible in the background. What’s rather disturbing is the plainclothes cop who, for […]

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.

  • http://twitter.com/DREGstudios Brandt Hardin

    Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music
    and lyrics.  I only wished he could have
    stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations.  I was compelled to compose a portrait of him
    In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html  Drop in and tell me your memories of his
    music and how it’s affected you.