LIVE NIRVANA SESSIONS HISTORY March 25, 1994 - Basement, Cobain residence, Seattle, WA, US View in Google Maps

  • Cobain, Kurt (vocals, guitar)
  • Smear, Pat (guitar)
  • [?] TBC

This demo remains unsurfaced.

This demo is believed to have been recorded following a staged drug intervention at the Cobain residence. Biographer, Charles Cross, describes Cobain as retiring to the basement with Smear, saying that all he wanted to do was play guitar for a while. (1) Cobain is said to have used a newly customized Fender Telecaster to record these home demos, After Kurt's coma in Rome, I thought modifying this guitar would make it a workhorse and get him away from the Mustang-Jaguar image. Hopefully get him perked up, explained NIRVANA guitar tech, Earnest Bailey. He got [it] 2-weeks before he died, and said it was his new favorite. He used it for the home recordings he was making with Pat. (2)

  1. Cross, Charles R., 2001. Heavier Than Heaven, Hodder & Stoughton, London.
  2. Lawrence, Chris, 1996. Kurt Cobain/Nirvana Equipment FAQ, [online] Available at:

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