Live at First Avenue – Nivrana Minneapolis Set List + Bootleg Audio

Nirvana Set List at First Avenue, Minneapolis

  1. L’Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (jam)
  2. Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam
  3. Aneurysm
  4. Drain You
  5. School
  6. Floyd The Barber
  7. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  8. Polly
  9. About A Girl
  10. Lithium
  11. Come As You Are
  12. Breed
  13. Love Buzz
  14. Sliver
  15. Territorial Pissings
  16. Been A Son
  17. Negative Creep
  18. Blew
  19. On A Plain
  20. Endless, Nameless
  21. Something In The Way
  22. Rape Me


Notoriously know for their equipment-destroying stage performances, Nirvana destroyed much of their gear, including Dave’s drums two nights beforehand in Chicago. Thankfully, Urge Overkill, the opening band, loaned them some of their gear for the First Ave performance.

Nirvana - first avenue club, minneapolis 14-10-91 bootleg album cover

When the show ended, a roadie took photos of the audience, while Kurt leaped on the back of Dave while walking offstage.

Nirvana’s First Avenue performance was voted #1 on City Pages’ First Avenue’s 20 Best Concerts.

First Avenue Club by Nirvana was recorded by an audience member during their 1991 show at First Avenue. It is a Japanese bootleg that is very rare, thus it is difficult to find at any old record store. The theme from Carmen and On A Plain are missing from this disc, so the album does not have the full audio of the entire show. One of the suprising gems you’ll find in this bootleg – during the intro to Love Buzz Kurt’s guitar has problems, which gives you a good glance into the true live performances of Nirvana and frontman, Kurt Cobain. First Avenue Club is the only commercially released bootleg containing this date, so if you come across a copy, pick it up!


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