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Nirvana’s 1993 MTV “Live and Loud” concert film now on YouTube, streaming services


One of Nirvana‘s final televised live performances came in 1993, when they played a special hometown performance at Seattle’s Pier 48 as part of MTV’s “Live and Loud” broadcast. The video is perhaps among the highest-quality recordings of the band during their In Utero tour, and nearly 26 years later, the performance is now available to stream in its entirety on YouTube, and also hit streaming services and vinyl for the first time.

While the band’s setlist heavily leaned on In Utero tracks like “Rape Me,” and “Heart-Shaped Box” they also included plenty of cuts from Nevermind and Bleach, including “Come As You Are,” “School,” “About A Girl,” and others. Also included is another recording of their iconic take on David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World,” which was made famous during the band’s MTV Unplugged performance, filmed a month earlier – it’s the one song from the set that isn’t available on YouTube, however. The entire concert film was first included in the band’s 2013 reissue of In Utero, along with other live videos from the In Utero tour, before being released to streaming services and YouTube this week.

You can watch the entire concert on YouTube, and stream the album on Spotify below. You can also pick up the album on colored vinyl here.

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