LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology July 23, 1993 - Roseland Ballroom (New Music Seminar), New York, NY, US

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
    • John Duncan (guitar)
    • Lori Goldston (cello)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Jeff Mason (production manager)
  • Craig Overbay (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Earnie Bailey (guitar technician)
  • Barrett Jones (drum technician)
  • No Info
Load In
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Soundcheck
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Doors
20:00
Jesus Lizard Showtime
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NIRVANA Showtime
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  1. No Info
  1. Serve The Servants
  2. Scentless Apprentice
  3. School
  4. Breed
  5. Lithium
  6. Come As You Are
  7. Milk It
  8. Drain You Duncan on second guitar
  9. tourette's Duncan on second guitar
  10. Aneurysm Duncan on second guitar
  11. Very Ape Duncan on second guitar
  12. Blew
  13. Heart-Shaped Box
  14. Rape Me
  15. Territorial Pissings
  16. All Apologies
  17. Polly acoustic
  18. Dumb acoustic
  19. Something In The Way acoustic
  20. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? acoustic
  21. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  22. Endless, Nameless
AUD #1
Equipment:
Olympus ME-1S > Sony TCD-D7
Lowest Generation:
DAT(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
95 min / 8.0
Notes:
Commonly mislabeled as "Sonic Studios DSM-6S > Sony TCD-D7".
It's uncertain if a real "Sonic Studios DSM-6S > Sony TCD-D7" recording of this show exists.
AUD #2
Equipment:
Core Sound Binaural > Sony TCD-D7
Lowest Generation:
DAT(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
98 min / 7.5
Notes:
Has several volume drops during "Dumb" (taper adjusting recording levels).
AUD #3
Equipment:
Sonic Studios DSM-13 > Sony TCD-D3
Lowest Generation:
DAT(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
90 min / 7.0
Notes:
In April 2007 a DAT(1) of this source was circulated.
This source was recorded from the mosh pit.
AUD #4 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Unofficial CD [I Hate Myself And I Want To Die]
Length / Sound Quality:
74 min / 9.0
Notes:
Missing most of "Aneurysm", all of "Blew" and "Territorial Pissings".
The order of "Something In The Way" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" is swapped on the unofficial CD.
SBD #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Sony TCD-D3
Lowest Generation:
DAT(2) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
44 min / 10
Notes:
Missing everything before "Scentless Apprentice", which cuts in, and everything after "Rape Me", which cuts out.
It is rumoured that this soundboard recording was made by stealth, i.e. without permission and the circulating audio includes all that was recorded because the taper's batteries died.
PRO #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Unknown Format > Youtube
Length / Sound Quality:
13:30 min / ??
Notes:
Single camera PRO-shot video, shot from the back, with open mic audio.
The original audio of this source was highly distorted and was replaced with AUD #4 when the video surfaced in January 2020.
Includes only "Breed" (cuts in), "Lithium", "Come As You Are" "Milk It" and "Drain You" (cuts in, cut and cuts out).
MTV also recorded part of "School", which festured in MTV’s Tribute to NIRVANA mislabeled as “Scentless Apprentice”, and first aired in 1994, but such footage is missing from this source.
PRO CLIP #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
01 min / 9.5
Notes:
Single camera PRO-shot video, shot from the back, with soundboard audio and extra ambiance.
Brodcast on The Week In Rock on October 2, 1993.
Feature clips of "Milk It" (audio and video), "School" (video) and "Come As You Are" (audio) only.
Has an interview over the audio.

It is not known if there are other sources.

  • Kurt overdosed on heroin minutes before the show, but was revived and able to play.
  • This was the first show with Lori Goldston on cello.
  • This was the only show with "Big" John Duncan on second guitar. He played on "Drain You," "tourette's," "Aneurysm," and "Very Ape."
  • No Info
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