LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology December 13, 1993 - Pier 48 (MTV Live And Loud), Seattle, WA, US

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
    • Pat Smear (guitar)
    • Lori Goldston (cello)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Jeff Mason (production manager)
  • Kelly Nase (tour accountant)
  • Susanne Sasic (lighting designer)
  • Craig Overbay (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Jim Vincent (guitar technician)
  • John Duncan (guitar technician)
  • Earnie Bailey (guitar technician)
  • Mike Dalke (drum technician)
  • Ed Swink (stage manager)
  • Allan Bagley (Pro Show sound crew)
  • Tom Pfaeffle (Pro Show sound crew)
  • Niko Vonk (Pro Show sound crew)
  • Mike Lamb (LSD lighting crew)
  • Pat Connolly (LSD lighting crew)
  • Gary Vaspol (LSD lighting crew)
  • No Info
Load In
…:…
Soundcheck
12:30
Doors
16:00
Cypress Hill Showtime
…:…
The Breeders Showtime
…:…
NIRVANA Showtime
…:…
  1. jam
  2. Very Ape
  3. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  4. Drain You
  5. Breed
  6. Serve The Servants
  7. Serve The Servants part of
  8. Serve The Servants part of
  9. Rape Me
  10. Sliver part of
  11. Sliver part of
  12. Sliver part of
  13. Sliver
  14. Pennyroyal Tea
  15. Scentless Apprentice
  16. All Apologies
  1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  2. Drain You
  3. Breed
  4. Serve The Servants
  5. Rape Me
  6. Sliver
  7. Pennyroyal Tea
  8. Scentless Apprentice
  9. All Apologies
  10. Heart-Shaped Box
  11. Blew
  12. The Man Who Sold The World
  13. School
  14. Come As You Are
  15. Lithium
  16. About A Girl
  17. Endless, Nameless
  18. jam
PRO #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(2) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
34 min / 8.5
Notes:
This video is sourced from one camera of a multi-camera professional video, with open mic audio.
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #1b.
Missing the first partial "Serve The Servants" and everything after "Pennyroyal Tea".
Has cuts in the jam, "Very Ape", "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" (has 1 cut), "Drain You" (has 3 cuts), "Breed", and "Serve The Servants" (has 1 cut) (both the full song and second partial performance).
Shot partially from the stage and partially from the floor with a single camera and open mic audio.
The taper moves around throughout the rehearsal.
PRO #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD [Live And Loud]
Length / Sound Quality:
17 min / 9.5
Notes:
This video is sourced from one camera of a multi-camera professional video, with open mic audio.
Less complete, but higher quality than PRO #1a.
Includes "Very Ape" (cuts in), "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter", "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Rape Me".
PRO #2 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
32 min / 9.0
Notes:
Surfaced in July 2006.
Shot from the floor with a single camera and open mic audio.
Missing the jam and everything after "All Apologies".
Has cuts in all fully-performed songs.
"Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" and "Drain You" have short volume drops.
Several minutes of the video are footage of a TV monitor showing the live mix of the uncirculated professional video.
Clips of "Breed", "Serve The Servants", "Rape Me", "Sliver", "Pennyroyal Tea", and "All Apologies" have been broadcast on TV.
PRO #3 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
MASTER > MP4
Length / Sound Quality:
11 min / 9.5
Notes:
This video is sourced from two cameras of a multi-camera professional video, with soundboard audio.
It uses video footage from both PRO #1a, PRO #1b and PRO #2.
Includes "Very Ape" and "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" only.
"Very Ape" cuts in.
Circulating copies are sourced from MP4 video files posted on MTV's webbpage.
AUD #1
Equipment:
Sonic Studios DSM-6P > Sony TCD-D3
Lowest Generation:
DAT(M) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
77 min / 8.5
Notes:
Surfaced in July 2005.
SBD #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah]
Length / Sound Quality:
04 min / 10
Notes:
Includes only "Scentless Apprentice".
Professionally mixed by Andy Wallace.
AMT #1
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > MiniDV(1) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
71 min / 7.0
Notes:
Amateur video, believed to have been shot by Eric Erlandson.
Commences with backstage footage not present on any of the other sources.
Has cuts in "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" (intro cuts in), "Sliver" (cuts in, "School" (cuts off), "Come As You Are" (cuts in & off, and has a cut within it), "Lithium" (cuts in), and "About A Girl".
PRO #1a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > SVHS(1) > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
38 min / 9.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, broadcast by MTV.
Less complete and lower quality audio, but higher quality video than PRO #1b.
Includes the angel decapitation during the jam.
Missing the end feedback that occurs during the credits on PRO #1b.
Missing "Sliver", "All Apologies", "Blew", "The Man Who Sold The World", "School", "Come As You Are", "About A Girl', and "Endless, Nameless" and some feedback at the end.
The placement of "Heart-Shaped Box" was changed to after "Rape Me" on the broadcast.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed said's during "Breed" chorus and has some fake crowd noise added between the songs.
Clips of "Blew", "Come As You Are", and "About A Girl" have been broadcast on MTV.
PRO #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
41 min / 9.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, broadcast by MTV Europe.
More complete and higher quality audio, but lower quality video than PRO #1a.
Includes the angel decapitation during the jam.
Includes the end feedback that occurs during the credits.
Missing "Sliver", "All Apologies", "Blew", "The Man Who Sold The World", "School", "Come As You Are", "About A Girl", and "Endless, Nameless".
The placement of "Heart-Shaped Box" was changed to after "Rape Me" on the broadcast.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed said's during "Breed" chorus and has some fake crowd noise added between the songs.
Clips of "Blew", "Come As You Are", and "About A Girl" have been broadcast on MTV.
PRO #2a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
DBS > DVDR
Length / Sound Quality:
39 min / 10;
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, broadcast by MTV Europe.
Has a short cut due to the editing out of the angel decapitation during the jam.
Has alternate camera angles during some parts of the jam and credits to avoid showing close-up footage related to the decapitated angel.
Includes the end feedback that occurs during the credits.
Circulating on DVD from a mono digital satellite broadcast.
Missing "Sliver', "All Apologies", "Blew", "The Man Who Sold The World", "School", "Come As You Are", "About A Girl", and "Endless, Nameless".
The placement of "Heart-Shaped Box" was changed to after "Rape Me" on the broadcast.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed said's during "Breed" chorus and has some fake crowd noise added between the songs.
Clips of "Blew", "Come As You Are", and "About A Girl" have been broadcast on MTV.
PRO #2b [soundboard audio from professional video] incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
DBS > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
39 min / 10
Notes:
Has stereo audio, unlike circulating copies of PRO #2a, but includes only the audio from the video, broadcast by MTV Europe.
Has a short cut due to the editing out of the angel decapitation during the jam.
Includes the end feedback that occurs during the credits.
Missing "Sliver", "All Apologies", "Blew", "The Man Who Sold The World", "School", "Come As You Are', "About A Girl", and "Endless, Nameless".
The placement of "Heart-Shaped Box" was changed to after "Rape Me" on the broadcast.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed said's during "Breed" chorus and has some fake crowd noise added between the songs.
PRO #3a
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD [Live And Loud DVD]
Length / Sound Quality:
77 min / 10
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio.
Has different camera angles than PRO #1a, PRO #1b and PRO #2a.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed said's during "Breed" chorus.
PRO #3b [soundboard audio from professional video]
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official AIFF/WAV [In Utero - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (96kHz/24bit)]
Length / Sound Quality:
71 min / 10
Notes:
Audio portion of the multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio.
Higer quality, but less complete than PRO #3a.
Includes professionally remixed stereo audio and 5.1-channel audio.
The broadcast mix omits the echoed said's during "Breed" chorus.
PRO CLIP #1 incomplete
Equipment:
Unknown > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(x)
Length / Sound Quality:
10 sec / 8.5
Notes:
Multi camera PRO-shot video, with soundboard audio, broadcast by MTV Europe broadcast.
Feature a clip of "The Man Who Sold The World" only.
Han an interview over most of the audio.
PRO #4

Several minutes of the video can be seen in PRO #2 (Soundcheck/Dress Rehearsal), which includes footage of a TV monitor showing the live mix of this video.

  • The soundcheck/dress rehearsal was originally scheduled for the prior day.
  • It is not known how much of the set the band rehearsed.
  • During the soundcheck/dress rehearsal the band played the last chorus of "Serve The Servants" two additional times, once partially and once in full, after finishing the song the first time to rehearse with an added vocal harmony from Pat.
  • During the soundcheck/dress rehearsal the band restarted "Sliver" three times.
  • During the night show, after the defined version of "Endless, Nameless", the band stopped and played a noisy jam similar to "Endless, Nameless".
  • No Info
Soundcheck/Dress Rehearsal backstage pass Backstage pass Ticket Handwritten setlist Backstage pass Backstage pass Invitation Invitation Event chronogram Nirvana's tour itinerary
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