Watch pre-fame Nirvana play a show in someone’s living room

Like most other bands, Nirvana got its start playing for empty rooms. In this archival clip from the new Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck (named for a mixtape Cobain made in 1988), a very young Nirvana jams in what looks like someone’s living room, the band outnumbering the onlookers sitting against a wall.

“If we played together in the house for a couple of hours and if two people stopped by, we considered that a gig” narrates Cobain, his voiceover pulled from an old interview. “We had an audience of two people —  locals who hated our guts and thought it was terrible music.” He’s not kidding — there are literally only two people in attendance for the “concert.” We can’t even imagine how much fans would pay for a ticket to a private Nirvana house show today.

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