Grunge Parking Lot: Watch Fascinating, Raw MTV Footage Of Nirvana’s ’92 Homecoming (With A Cameo By Teenage Phil Elverum)
On 9/11/92 Nirvana played a homecoming stadium show in Seattle after igniting nationwide grunge-mania with Nevermind. MTV News was there to interview the locals, including Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic’s cousins (who once rode Big Wheels with Cobain in Aberdeen), Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor (“I’m glad he made enough of a success to make a living but some of it is too much for him, I think”), and, at 1:50, according to Sub Pop, a young Phil Elverum, who is “kinda” bothered by Nirvana’s recent explosion in popularity and who would be making incredible analog lo-fi pop as the Microphones less than a decade later before rebranding as Mount Eerie. Watch all 11 golden, unaired minutes below.
UPDATE: MTV took it down from YouTube, but now it’s on MTV.com so enjoy…
“There’s no other music like Seattle music: Nirvana, Helmet, Screaming Trees!”