Nirvana‘s legendary final studio album, ‘In Utero,’ will celebrate its 20th birthday on Sept. 13. To celebrate the album’s release and monumental impact, a 20th anniversary multi-formal reissue of ‘In Utero’ will drop on Sept. 24.
After Nirvana dropped the immortal ‘Nevermind’ album in 1991, the bar had been set not only for Nirvana, but for rock music across the board. The Seattle grunge band’s sophomore triumph has even been spotlit as the album that singlehandedly changed the course of rock music . With a phenomenal amount of pressure placed on the shoulders of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, a “junior slump” needed to be avoided at all costs, and Nirvana proved that the tank was far from empty with the release of ‘In Utero.’
Housing modern rock classics such as ‘Heart-Shaped Box,’ ‘All Apologies,’ ‘Dumb’ and ‘Rape Me,’ Nirvana’s third album shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts. The 20th anniversary edition of ‘In Utero’ will include more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings on mediums such as a 3-CD / 1 DVD Super Deluxe Edition and a standard digital / CD remaster of the original album. The reissue will also offer a complete live performance of Nirvana’s entire ‘Live and Loud’ show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on Dec. 13, 1993. The show will see both audio and DVD releases, with exclusive never-before-release bonus performances also included.
Stay tuned for more info on Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ 20th anniversary edition and get excited for Sept. 24!
Rare Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Commercial Features Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic + Dave Grohl Giving Birth
Words cannot describe the bizarre, jaw-dropping nature of a long-lost promo for Nirvana‘s third studio album, ‘In Utero’ just surfaced. The would-be commercial for ‘In Utero’ features “pregnant” Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag. Yes, you read that correctly.
At this point in Nirvana’s career, they were the biggest band in the world. On the heels of their sophomore milestone, ‘Nevermind,’ the seminal grunge act needed to make a massive splash with their following full-length, but until now, we had no idea that splash was created by Cobain, Novoselic and Grohl’s water breaking simultaneously.
Set in a science classroom, grocery store chickens are fitted with plaid diapers to educate the band on how to care for a human baby. With the support of Goldthwait, Nirvana are practicing their breathing patterns on the school floor when suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Not only do the Nirvana members give birth in that very classroom, but a oddly high number of babies are launched at Goldthwait via the musicians’ nether regions.
This lost piece of gold has just now surfaced to help promote the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of ‘In Utero,’ which will see a September 2013 release date.
Check out the rare Nirvana footage in the video above!