LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology November 27, 1991 - BBC Elstree Centre (Top of the Pops), Borehamwood, UK

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, mimed guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (mimed bass)
    • Dave Grohl (mimed drums)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Nic Close (guitar technician)
  • Stanley Appel (producer)
  • Arch Dyson (director)
  • Tony Dortie (host)
  • Adrian Rose (host)
  • No Info
Load In
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Soundcheck
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Doors
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East Side Beat Showtime
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NIRVANA Showtime
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James Showtime
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Altern-8 Showtime
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  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • 1991-11-28, BBC1, Top Of The Pops
PRO #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
03:01 min / 10
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio.
More complete at the start and less complete at the end, but higher quality than PRO #1b.
Missing host intro and outro.
PRO #1b
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(2) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
03:03 min / 9.0
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video with soundboard audio.
Less complete at the start and more complete at the end, but lower quality than PRO #1a.
PRO #1c [soundboard audio from professional video]
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [Grunge Is Dead]
Length / Sound Quality:
03:06 min / 9.5
Notes:
Less complete at the start but more complete at the end than PRO #1a and PRO #1b and higher quality audio than PRO #1b, but includes only the audio from the video.
PRO #1d
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > youtube > MP4
Length / Sound Quality:
03:10 min / 9.5
Notes:
More complete than PRO #1a, PRO #1b and PRO #1c but lower quality than PRO #1a and PRO #1b.
Sourced from an MP4 video file posted on YouTube.

It is not known if there are other sources.

  • The show was filmed in Studio C.
  • The band was asked to lip-sync and play over the prerecorded song, which they protested. Then they reached an agreement in which Kurt could at least sing over the prerecorded music.
  • Kurt sang all of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in gothic style vocals.
  • The band made it visually obvious that they were not playing their instruments.
  • No Info
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