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Nirvana’s 1992 appearance on SNL has been upscaled to 4K

If you were around to watch Nirvana on Saturday Night Live on January 11, 1992, you would have seen them on an old-school cathode ray tube TV with interlaced scanning at 60 Hz, offering a resolution of 480p. If your screen was bigger than 20 inches, it was rare. And it was probably in mono, too.

In other words, the whole experience was garbage when compared to today.

The good new is that the video has been upscaled to 4K at 60 frames per second. It’s now possible see exactly how high on heroin Kurt really was that night.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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