As Nirvana prepared to go into the studio with producer Butch Vig in May 1991, they’d been playing most of the material destined for Nevermind for more than a year. There was, however, one song that emerged late in the game, shortly after Dave Grohl joined the band.
To earn some gas money to get down to the studio in LA, the band booked a gig at the OK Hotel , a dingy spot in Seattle. It was there they premiered the new song. The date was April 17, 1991.