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Hear Unreleased Nirvana Songs, Unearthed From 1993 Studio Session

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in 1993
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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana performs in Dec. 1993 at Pier 28 in Seattle.

In 2016, it’s safe to assume the well of Nirvana rarities has mostly run dry, but every so often, a few nuggets fall in our laps. 

Alternative Nation reports that a pair of previously unheard tracks were recently uncovered after a fan purchased an old studio reel off eBay. Recorded in Minnesota’s Pachyderm Studios, the Feb. 2, 1993, tape features seven recordings; the new ones are an oddball instrumental titled “Lullaby” and an untitled song allegedly featuring Dave Grohl playing all instruments. The notes uncovered by Alternative Nation insinuate Kurt Cobain could be the one drumming on “Lullaby.”

Photos of Nirvana's First Show Uncovered by Seattle Teenager

Check the two newbies out below: 

The reel comes from around the time period Nirvana recorded its Nevermind follow-up In Utero, which eventually dropped in Sept. 1993. These sessions also contain an alternate takes of “Dumb” (which appeared on In Utero) and “Marigold” (an In Utero b-side later featured on the Foo Fighters’ live album Skin and Bones).

For more on this era in Nirvana history, consult Billboard’s track-by-track In Utero review and our retrospective interviews with Geffen executives about the album

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