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

streits-gone-1_wm
Carnage at Streit’s Matzo Factory (or, How Half a Block of Rivington Street is Demolished)

Pause for a moment and inhale the sad state of Streit’s Matzo Factory. A backhoe currently sits on its rubbled remains. This is what it takes to take down history. The north side of Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton is amidst absolute change. Tenements that stood here for a hundred years are being demolished […]

Beastie Boys mural by Danielle Mastrion, July 2014
‘Beastie Boys Square’ Might Soon Return for Street Co-Naming Consideration

Hold it now… It’s a campaign three years in the making, and a proverbial thorn in the side of Community Board 3. Nevertheless, the Beastie Boys Square proposal is back on the front burner. 99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights – was featured prominently on the cover of the second Beastie Boys LP, Paul’s Boutique. […]

chefs-club-counter-spring
Chef’s Club Opening Fast-Casual ‘Counter’ Space Tomorrow with Eggslut Residency

The Chefs Club – the revolving chefs restaurant in the base of the Puck Building – is one day from introducing its new high-end, fast-casual dining concept across the street. Chefs Club Counter debuts tomorrow and features a residency with LA-based Eggslut. This “Counter” extension is pitched as a more “approachable” version of the original, where […]

protocinema-43essex
‘Protocinema’ Installation Takes Over Embattled G&S Sporting Goods Space on Essex Street

For the first time since G&S Sporting Goods departed the Lower East Side three years ago, 43 Essex Street boasts a new retail occupant, albeit temporary. It’s a pop-up gallery, naturally. Protocinema is not as it sounds, rather a roving arts program with dual headquarters in New York City and Istanbul. It now occupies a space […]

kind-regards-outside
‘Kind Regards’ Launches in Cake Shop’s Old Spot this Weekend

Cake Shop’s former owners are sending Kind Regards to Ludlow Street. After three months behind Fort Knox-like lock and key, the eleven-year-old music venue has been succeeded. Transformed into Kind Regards, an endeavor with no link to the past; a bi-level cocktail bar and lounge. Makes sense. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

  • 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.