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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Watch an Amazing Video of Nirvana Playing at the Cow Palace and Destroying Shit from 1991

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Breaking shit since 1987
  • Breaking shit since 1987

This will remind you '90s-swiping teenyboppers of the high-as-fuck standards you have to live up to: A heretofore "rare" video of Nirvana playing the Cow Palace in Daly City (right next to S.F.) from 1991. 

Shot from the side of the stage, the clip shows the band screaming out "Territorial Pissings" at the close of its set. But what's really shocking and awesome is what happens when the song ends.

After the close of the song, Kurt, Dave, and Krist engage in a violent orgy of instrument-bashing -- a concentrated effort to destroy all their stuff and effectively as possible. Do they throw guitars in the air? Duh. Do they kick over drums? Of course. Kurt and Dave even play home run derby with a Stratocaster and a tom-tom, and then they throw everything in the air for a final surprise. Kids, you are not this hardcore (and if you are, please send us your video right away):

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