Old Reel on eBay Yields 2 New Nirvana Recordings

One might feature Kurt Cobain on drums
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2016 9:12 AM CDT
Old Reel on eBay Yields 2 New Nirvana Recordings
This 1993 file photo shows Kurt Cobain performing in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)

A Nirvana fan has unearthed a previously unreleased seven-track recording on eBay from 1993, just before the band recorded its third and final studio album, In Utero. The label on the reel includes the date and "Pachyderm Studios," where it was recorded, reports Alternative Nation, which notes that the set features multiple demo versions of the songs "Dumb" and "Marigold." But the "real jewels," it adds, are two never-before-heard instrumental tracks—one featuring Dave Grohl on all instruments, including a frantic drum solo, and the dissonant "Lullaby," which may have featured Cobain on drums and includes a cosmic keyboard effect.

The Daily Dot points out that both tracks are incomplete and that Grohl's drum solo sounds a bit like a precursor to the Foo Fighters. The best news for Nirvana fans: The lucky eBay purchaser has posted both Grohl's solo and "Lullaby" on YouTube. You can hear the entire session here. (One woman found photos of her dad and Cobain from Nirvana's first concert.)

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