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"A New American Gothic" by Kurt Cobain, circa 1984.

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Nirvana lyrics by Kurt Cobain, circa 1988.

The majority of the songs listed here were recorded during Nirvana’s initial recording session on January 23, 1988, at Reciprocal Recording in Seattle with producer Jack Endino. Many of these would be reworked further and appear on the band’s debut.

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1991 Black Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.

Smashed by Kurt Cobain during the recording of “Endless Nameless” during the Nevermind sessions, May–June 1991.

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Nirvana’s first demo recording, 1988.

Jack Endino made this copy of Nirvana’s first demo tape and gave it to his bandmate, Skin Yard bassist and C/Z Records owner Daniel House.

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Univox Hi-Flyer Guitar.

Smashed by Kurt Cobain at the Evergreen State College, Dorm K208, Olympia, WA, October 30, 1988. This is the first guitar that Cobain demolished on stage.

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Worn by Kurt Cobain in the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” August 18, 1991.

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Kurt Cobain at the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video shoot.

Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1991.

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Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, and Krist Novoselic boarding an airplane.

Australia, circa February 10, 1992. Courtesy of Shelli Hyrkas.

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