LIVE NIRVANA SESSIONS HISTORY Spring, 1991 - Converted barn, Tacoma, WA, US View in Google Maps

  • NIRVANA
    • Cobain, Kurt (vocals, guitar)
    • Grohl, Dave (drums, backing vocals)
    • Novoselic, Krist (bass)
  • [O] On A Plain
  • [?] others?
Source ID Quality Complete Runtime Lowest Gen Tracks Featured Notes
AMT #1 7.5 0:03:56 Official DVD (Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!) • On A Plain Audio is lossy at 192 kbps.

Rehearsals for Nevermind began in earnest in early 1991. The band rented a converted barn at the north end of Tacoma, which had been fitted with brown shag carpet and an over-sized P.A. (1) We found this barn—someone had made it into a studio, Novoselic told Rolling Stone's David Fricke. It was warm, and we weren't disturbed. There weren't other bands bleeding through the walls. We had the music to ourselves. And Kurt was always kicking songs around. He'd be in his apartment, cranking out riffs and vocal melodies, then bring them up: Hey, check this one out. We'd put it into the grinder and see what came out the other end. (2)

  1. Azerrad, Michael, 1993. Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. Doubleday.
  2. Fricke, David, 2001. Nevermind 10 Years On, Rolling Stone, Sept. 13th, 2001.

© Alex Roberts. August 28, 2011