Nirvana – “Forgotten Tune”
Last week, Nirvana’s In Utero turned 20. This week, the album comes out in deluxe-reissue form, with a four-CD box set full of extras. One of those extras is “Forgotten Tune,” a previously unreleased song from those In Utero sessions that was teased at the end of an NPR interview a few weeks back. It’s a crude, scratchy instrumental, and there’s a reason why it’s gone unheard through all these years of Nirvana reissue-mania; it’s not like there’s another “Heart Shaped Box” lurking out there. But it’s still a rare chance to hear this trio in full noisy form, even if they were just fucking around. (Just go ahead and ignore the weird interstitial music at the beginning.) Also included in the set is a DVD that features the December 1993 concert at Seattle’s Pier 48, broadcast on MTV as Live And Loud. And below, you can check two previously unseen videos of rehearsals for that show, featuring rehearsal footage of “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” and “Very Ape.”
The 20th-anniversary reissue of In Utero is out today on Universal.