Pitchfork points out that Duane Bruce, an alum of the Boston radio station WFNX, has posted a previously unreleased Nirvana concert that took place right before the release of Nevermind. The set was originally released through The Boston Phoenix website.
“Depending on who you ask, there were somewhere between 60 and 75 people in attendance,” Phoenix editor Carly Carioli said about the show.
The concert was recorded at Man Ray in Cambridge, Mass., on April 18, 1990. The set is heavy on the band’s debut LP Bleach, but it does have two songs from Nevermind tracks — “Breed” and “In Bloom.” There are also four b-sides that are played in the concert — “Dive,” “Stain,” “Been A Son,” and “Molly’s Lips,” — all of which appear on the compilation album Incesticide.
You can take a listen to the concert below.
01 Live Set by Duane Bruce