LIVE NIRVANA SESSIONS HISTORY Summer, 1993 - Jukebox City, Seattle, WA, US View in Google Maps

    • Cobain, Kurt (vocals, guitar)
    • Grohl, Dave (drums)
    • Novoselic, Krist (bass)
    • others?
  • [U] E. Coli
  • Audio: ¼-inch 4-track analog magnetic tape (session tape)
Source ID Quality Complete Runtime Lowest Gen Tracks Featured Notes
SBD #1 8.0 0:08:47 TBC>FLAC • E. Coli Mixed by an unidentified engineer, unknown date.

This practice session was recorded during the Summer of '93. (1) The original tapebox still has the sales sticker attached, showing that it was bought for the sum of $9.95 at American Music in Seattle, July 15, 1993. (2) The title, "E. Coli," which is hand-written on the box, is thought to be a reference to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Jack In The Box restaurants earlier that year. (3)

  1. Novoselic, Krist, 2004. Personal communication with Gillian G. Gaar & Jack Endino.
  2. Gaar, Gillian G., 2015. Personal communication with Alex Roberts.
  3. Heberlein et al., 1993. "Boy Dies From Tainted Meat — 2-Year-Old Is First Victim Of Food Poisoning," The Seattle Times [online] Available at:

© Alex Roberts. August 24, 2015