LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology January 23, 1993 - Praça da Apoteose (Hollywood Rock Festival), Rio de Janeiro, BR

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
  • Flea (trumpet)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Jeff Mason (production manager)
  • Susanne Sasic (lighting designer)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Earnie Bailey (guitar technician)
  • John Duncan (guitar technician)
  • Barrett Jones (drum technician)
  • Souza Cruz
Load In
12:30
Soundcheck
14:45
Doors
15:30
Dr. Sin Showtime
19:30
Engenheiros do Hawaii Showtime
20:20
L7 Showtime
21:50
NIRVANA Showtime
23:30
  1. Scentless Apprentice
  2. Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
  3. jam guitar jam
  1. L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle jam
  2. School
  3. Drain You
  4. Breed
  5. Sliver
  6. In Bloom
  7. Come As You Are
  8. Love Buzz
  9. Possibilities jam
  10. Lithium
  11. Polly
  12. About A Girl
  13. Smells Like Teen Spirit Flea on trumpet
  14. On A Plain
  15. Negative Creep
  16. Been A Son
  17. Blew
  18. Heart-Shaped Box
  19. Scentless Apprentice
  20. Sweet Emotion jam
  21. Dive
  22. Lounge Act
  23. Aneurysm
  24. Territorial Pissings
SBD #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
20 min / 9.5
Notes:
Circulated in March 2009.
Includes only "In Bloom", "Come As You Are", "Lithium", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", and "Polly".
"Come As You Are", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", and "Polly" cut in.
Has a cut in "Lithium".
The source tape has some minor dropouts and choppiness.
Broadcast on Brazilian FM radio.
SBD #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
27 min / 9.0
Notes:
Circulated in March 2009.
Includes only "Come As You Are", "Lithium", "Polly", "About A Girl", "Heart-Shaped Box", "Dive", and "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
"Come As You Are" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cut in.
The source tape has some minor dropouts and choppiness.
Broadcast on Brazilian FM radio.
AMT #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
S-VHS(M) > VHS(x) > MKV
Length / Sound Quality:
11 min / 7.0
Notes:
Upgraded transfer circulated June 17th 2017.
Amateur video shot from the back during the soundcheck.
The circulating audio includes all that was recorded.
Feature "Scentless Apprentice" (cuts in), "Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip" and a "jam".
Clips from the soundcheck have been broadcast on MTV Brazil.
PRO #1
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(2) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
97 min / 7.5
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio broadcast on Brazilian "Multishow" cable TV (identifiable by the "VIVO" logo during "Heart-Shaped Box" and by the appearance of a female presenter during "Possibilities").
Has different camera angles from PRO #2a, PRO #2b, PRO #2c, PRO #3a and PRO #3b.
At least for the two brazilian broadcasts (PRO #1, PRO #3a and PRO #3b), a clean soundboard audio was separately sent with a crowd noise to the video crew. They did mix it together in proportion that they wanted for this broadcast.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #2a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
BETA(M) > VHS(2) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
86 min / 8.5
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #2b.
Same edit and lower quality than PRO #2c, but does not have the timecode box covering part of the screen that PRO #2c has.
Has a "Nirvana Hollywood Rock 2º Parte" caption after "Blew".
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #3a and PRO #3b.
Missing the "Possibilities" jam.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Heart-Shaped Box" cut in.
Has many cuts between songs.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #2b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
07 min / 10
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
Less complete, but higher quality than PRO #2a and PRO #2c.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #3a and PRO #3b.
Includes only a clip of "Scentless Apprentice", the "Sweet Emotion" jam, "Dive", part of "Aneurysm", and various other clips.
Has a cut in the "Sweet Emotion" jam (about 10 seconds were edited out in the middle).
PRO #2c incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
BETA(M) > VHS(2) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
86 min / 9.0
Notes:
Same edit and higher quality then PRO #2a, but has a black timecode box covering part of the screen and an occasional "PREVIEW ONLY" tag on the screen.
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #2b.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #3a and PRO #3b.
Missing the "Possibilities" jam.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Heart-Shaped Box" cut in.
Has many cuts between songs.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #3a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > DVDR/CDR
Length / Sound Quality:
54:47 min / 8.5
Notes:
Incomplete multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, broadcasted as a mix of "pre-recorded and live show" on open channel of Brazilian TV GLOBO.
At least for the two brazilian broadcasts (PRO #1, PRO #3a and PRO #3b), a clean soundboard audio was separately sent with a crowd noise to the video crew. They did mix it together in proportion that they wanted for this broadcast.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1, PRO #2a, PRO #2b, and PRO #2c.
Less complete at the start than PRO #3b.
The original order of the brazilian broadcast was edited on this transfer and it's missing "Breed" that is present on PRO #3b.
Includes "In Bloom" and "Come As You Are" (cuts off), that was pre recorded and broadcasted after "Scentless Aprentice" because they had more time to broadcast two more songs.
"Lounge Act" (cuts in, cuts out), was broadcasted live, was used to report the end of the Nirvana broadcast.
"Lithium" (cuts in,cut) (The start of "Lithium" was broadcasted live between L7 pre-recorded broadcast), "Polly", "About A Girl", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "On A Plain" (cuts in), "Negative Creep", "Been A Son", "Blew", "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Scentless Aprentice" that was broadcasted live.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #3b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
39:25 min / ??
Notes:
Circulated June 17th 2017.
Incomplete multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, broadcasted as a mix of "pre-recorded and live show" on open channel of Brazilian TV GLOBO.
At least for the two brazilian broadcasts (PRO #1, PRO #3a and PRO #3b), a clean soundboard audio was separately sent with a crowd noise to the video crew. They did mix it together in proportion that they wanted for this broadcast.
Less complete at the end than PRO #3a but includes "Breed" that's missing from this source.
This is the original order of the brazilian broadcast but this source is missing the end of "Scentless Aprentice", "Lounge Act" (cuts in, cuts out), "In Bloom" and "Come As You Are" (cuts off).
Includes only "Breed" (cuts out), "Lithium" (cuts in,cut) ("Breed" and the start of "Lithium" was broadcasted live between L7 pre-recorded broadcast), "Polly", "About A Girl", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "On A Plain" (cuts in), "Negative Creep", "Been A Son", "Blew", "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Scentless Aprentice" (cut's out) that was was broadcasted live.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #4 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(2) > DVDR(0)
Length / Sound Quality:
44 min / 9.0
Notes:
Surfaced June 17th 2017.
Incomplete single camera PRO-shot video.
Includes only "In Bloom" (cuts in), "Come As You Are" (cuts in) "Love Buzz" (cut, cuts out) "Lithium" (cuts in) "Polly" (cuts in, cut) "About A Girl" (cuts in, cut) "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (cuts in) "On A Plain" (cuts in, cut, cuts out) "Blew" (cuts in) "Scentless Apprentice" (cuts in, cut) "Dive" (cuts in) "Lounge Act" (cuts in) "Aneurysm" (cut) "Territorial Pissings" (cut).
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO CLIP #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
MASTER > MP4
Length / Sound Quality:
20 sec / 9.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio.
Includes 20 seconds of clips of "Scentless Apprentice" and "About A Girl" only.
Has voice over the audio. Video posten on Globo's webbpage.
SBD #2

Soundboard > Unknown (DAT)

SBD #3

Same mix used in the brazilian broadcasts but with clean soundboard audio taped in DAT, without crowd noise.

AMT #2

In the documentary "L7: Pretend We're Dead", you can see some clips of the L7 show. Maybe L7 taped parts of the Nirvana concert as well.

AMT #3

In the documentary "L7: Pretend We're Dead", at backstage room you can see a guy of the L7 crew holding another camera. Maybe L7 taped parts of the Nirvana concert as well.

AMT #4

There is a photo where you can see, In the left side of the backstage area, a guy holding a camera. It can be one of the PRO cameras or another AMT angle.

  • The venue is a section of a parade area called Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí.
  • According to the local media, Nirvana did 90 minutes of soundcheck, so probably other songs than "Scentless Apprentice", "Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip" and the "jam" were played.
  • The show included many short jams.
  • The channel who broadcasted the concert, used 2 micro cameras inside the stage and 9 portable cameras distributed through apoteose, moveables, tower's and in the audience.
  • Krist opened the show by singing a few lines from Electric Light Orchestra's "Telephone Line."
  • Kurt purposely altered various lyrics during the show, most notably during "Polly", which threw off Dave's backup harmonies.
  • Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers played trumpet on "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
  • When the band started "On A Plain", Kurt mistakenly started playing "Been A Son", but quickly switched to the correct song.
  • During “Scentless Apprentice”, Earnie Bailey rolled a pineapple onstage like a bowling ball. Kurt picked it up and started smashing it on his guitar strings, playing his guitar with the pineapple. Kurt also put on a performance for one of the professional video cameras, including exposing and touching his genitals.
  • During the encore, Kurt came in stage with a melon under the dress pretending to be pregnant and said: "Uh, my water's breaking".
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