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eBay archaelogist finds two unreleased Nirvana songs

One lucky Nirvana fan buys a reel on eBay that reportedly contained a recording of the band in session just before the release of "In Utero."

Nirvana's final studio album, "In Utero," was release in September 1993.


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Proving that there are still valuable gems to be unearthed on eBay, one lucky Nirvana fan is now the owner of an original recording of a session that included two previously-unheard tracks from the band, according to Alternative Nation.

The label on the reel lists seven songs recorded on February 15, 1993, at Pachyderm Studios, said Alterntive Nation, including two demo versions of "Dumb" and three of "Marigold." The most compelling tracks are two instrumentals that would serve as proto-releases leading up to "In Utero," an album that the band would go on to record with Steve Albini later that month in the same studio.

"Lullaby" is the more dissonant of the two songs with unrehearsed drums, bass and a cosmic keyboard effect that spill together into three and a half minutes of messy noodling.

It's still worth listening to, if only just to join in on the YouTube comment thread speculating about whether or not it's actually Kurt Cobain playing drums.

The other track is untitled but drummer Dave Grohl plays all the instruments, which blast out of the gate with a brutal guitar riff played over a high-pitched feedback loop. Hearing Grohl's guitar work here makes it easy to imagine him picking one up again to form Foo Fighters the following year.

Luckily for Nirvana fans around the globe, the very rare reel recording was upload to YouTube this week, and you can listen to the entire Pachyderm Sessions here.