Check Out Video of Nirvana Playing at a Radio Shack in 1988

NIRVANA shot a music video at a Radio Shack in Aberdeen, Washington back in 1988, and 17 minutes of footage from it has surfaced online.  The store wasn’t open at the time, they apparently got permission to shoot there after hours.

 

 

This was very early on.  They were calling themselves ‘Ted Ed Fred,’ so they weren’t even Nirvana yet.  Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic aren’t playing live . . . in fact their guitars aren’t even plugged in.  They were just synching with a previously recorded demo.

 

 

Their drummer at the time was Dale Crover, from The Melvins.  He was actually playing live.  The whole thing is pretty silly, and there’s virtually no production value.