The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 792: 10 Unknown (or at Least Lesser-Known) Facts About Nirvana

Nirvana is one of those bands about which we seem to know everything.

When they broke through with Nevermind in 1991 and 1992, there was a mad rush to learn everything we could about them. Who was this singer? They were from where? Did they have any other albums?

When Kurt died–which happened roughly at the same time the Internet began to be a thing with the general public–interest in Nirvana went ballistic. And in the decades since Nirvana ceased to exist, study of the band, its history, its influence, the lives of the individual members can be turned into nothing less than scholarship. God knows there have been enough Ongoing History shows on the group

So why am I doing yet another show on Nirvana? Because I discovered that there’s still more to learn, even when we’re talking about one of the best-documented bands in the history of rock.

Songs included in this show:

In Bloom (music video version)


Love Buzz (demo)

If You Must


Mr. Moustache

Dive (live)

Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson (from Late!, a pre-Foo Fighters Dave Grohl project)

You Know You’re Right

Here’s the week’s playlist compiled by Eric Wilhite.

Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

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We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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