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Unseen Nirvana Concert Shot by Icelander Released

A previously unseen video of a concert of the American rock band Nirvana, shot by Icelandic cameraman Ágúst Jakobsson, will be published on Friday on the 20th anniversary of the band’s best known album Nevermind, September 24, 1991.


Nirvana. Source: Wikipedia.

The concert took place in the Paramount Theater in Seattle in October 1991 and Jakobsson was the head cameraman on location, ruv.is reports.

He said Nirvana had been a new and relatively unknown band at the time; the album had just been released and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, its biggest hit, hadn’t even been released as a single yet. Nirvana was like every other smalltime band in Seattle.

Many new bands had popped up in that period and no one knew which one would go on to become famous. Then Nirvana’s popularity exploded after “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was released, he described.

Jakobsson said he had worked on various projects with Nirvana after shooting the concert—the intention had always been to publish it—and in 1994, Kurt Cobain, the band’s frontman, asked him to lead the film crew on a new project, to which he agreed.

Jakobsson started preparing the shooting but two weeks later he heard that Cobain had committed suicide.


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