Music Diary – 11th October

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 11th October!

Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

On the 11th October 1990 Drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana. The show took place at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington. And the performance was not that easy for the Seattle Grunge rockers and also the fans, because the power went out a few times. So the songs „Molly’s Lips“ (Vaselines cover) and „D-7“ (Wipers cover) could not been finished. Also during „Blew“ the power went out, but Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave played the track to its end, when the power came back.

Here’s the setlist of this very historical show:

Son Of A Gun
Molly’s Lips
Negative Creep
Been A Son
Floyd The Barber
About A Girl
Spank Thru
Stay Away
Big Cheese
In Bloom
Love Buzz

Other performers of that night was also the band Witchypoo.

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Music Diary – 24th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 24th September!

Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)

On the 24th September 1991 an album was released in the USA, which became a big milestone in Rock and Grunge history: Nirvana’s „Nevermind„. The chart entering was anything but suprising – after the first week the LP was on position No. 144. But this changed, when the Single „Smells Like Teen Spirit“ was played all over the world. So in January 1992 „Nevermind“ peaked the No. 1 place and until now over 30 millions copies were sold world wide.

The three further outtakes „Come as You Are„, „Lithium„, and „In Bloom“ charted also in the whole world.

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Music Diary – 8th September

 Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 8th September!

Courtney Love (Hole) & Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain live in Hollywood (Club Lingerie – Rock Against Rape Benefit) (8th September 1993)

In 1993, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love played a special set for the „Rock Against Rape Benefit“ at the Club Lingerie in Hollywood. As a duet they performed the two songs „Pennyroyal Tea“ and „Where did you sleep last Night„. Before Kurt came on stage, Cortney introduced him lovely with the words: „My husband, Yoko!“

About the song:
Originally, „Pennyroyal Tea“ is one of the oldest Nirvana songs. The first demo was recorded in Winter 1990 by Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl. After that the recording was forgotten in the archives. During the sessions for „In Utero“ Cobain remembered the tune again and recorded it with his band. It became one of the best known Nirvana songs.

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Music Diary – 27th August

Hello again and welcomt to my personal music diary!

Pear Jam (2014)

Pearl Jam (2014)

On the 27th August 1991 the legendary Pearl Jam debut album „Ten“ was released. The LP was sold over 13 million times in the USA and features the three hit singles „Alive“, „Even Flow“ and „Jeremy“.

Pearl Jam - Ten (Cover)

Pearl Jam – Ten (Cover)

„Ten“ was released in different versions over the last years. The most interesting re-issue is the limited edition box (released in 2009), which features the following content:

„Ten“ newly remastered on CD, „Ten Redux“ (new remixes by Brendan O’Brien plus six previously unreleased tracks) on CD, „MTV Unplugged“ on DVD, 4 LPs („Ten“, „Ten Redux“ and „Drop in the Park“), MC (replica of the original demo cassette) plus a composition notebook and a lot of memorabilie reproductions.

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Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners


„Mind Your Manners“ from the upcoming Pearl Jam album „Lightning Bolt“ (release date 15th October 2013)!

Music Diary – 18th June

Hey Musicaddicts all around the world!

Today, on the 18th June, I am remembering two breathtaking performances:

Back in the year 2000 I attended one of the best shows I’ve ever seen: Pearl Jam played an outstanding open air gig in Salzburg at the wonderful Residenzplatz. And when the sun set down the full moon came up and brightened up the old city in a perfect light. Luckily this concert was recorded and released as a 2-CD-Set.

Ten years later me and my friend headbanged in Paris at the Stade de France with AC/DC. Before Angus & Co. gave us an overdose of Rock’n’Roll, Mr. Saul Hudson (better known as Slash), kicked our ass!

Pictures, videos, setlist etc. about the mentioned shows you can find here (just scroll down to the date of 18/06):

By the way:
Mr. Dizzy Reed, who plays still with Guns n‘ Roses, has his birthday today – happy bday!!! Also all the best to Paul McCartney, who turned 71 today 😉


Alex Melomane