June 14, 2014 11:52

Kurt Cobain's mother shows concern for son's well being in freshly unearthed 1992 Nirvana footage

Wendy O'Connor says she has "mixed emotions" about Nirvana success prior to Seattle gig

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Rare footage from a Nirvana gig in 1992 has been unearthed.

The footage was filmed by MTV at a homecoming show for the band in Seattle. Much of the footage focuses on the band's fans and their reactions to the increasing popularity of Nirvana following the release of 'Nevermind', an album one year old at the time of filming. Watch now, via Pitchfork.

Also interviewed is Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, who expresses concern for her son's new found fame. "I have mixed emotions about it," she says. "Because I'm glad that he made enough of a success to make a living, but some of it is too much for him, I think. For all of us, really, it's a little overwhelming."

Earlier this year Nirvana were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, performing at the ceremony with musicians including St Vincent and Lorde.

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hailed the Nirvana reunion performances as a success, saying that the all-female frontperson line-up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction "conjured the spirit of the band". As well as St. Vincent, Lorde, Joan Jett and Kim Gordon, formerly of Sonic Youth, joined the remaining members of Nirvana – Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear – for a special performance to mark the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The band followed their Hall Of Fame performance by playing an intimate show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus where they were joined by a series of guest singers, beginning with Joan Jett, who opened the show with 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'Breed', 'In Bloom' and 'Territorial Pissings'. Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Deer Tick's John McCauley and Kim Gordon also appeared at the tiny gig, which had a capacity of 230.


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