Check Out Photos of Nirvana’s First Concert In A Friend’s Basement
Photos of Nirvana’s first concert in March 1987 have popped up thanks to Maggie Poukkula, the teenage daughter of Tony Poukkula, a member of Seattle band Laytem who grew up with Kurt Cobain and whose basement was the scene of the future iconic band’s first show.
Last week, Poukkula tweeted a photo strip featuring three snapshots from the 1987 gig in Raymond, Washington, along with the caption, “Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day.” At the time, Nirvana’s lineup consisted of Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Aaron Burckhard, though that night, Poukkula reportedly joined the outfit on guitar for, at least, two Led Zeppelin covers. [Source]
A set list shows that the band played covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” and “How Many More Times” as well as versions of “Aero Zeppelin,” “Mexican Seafood,” “Pen Cap Chew,” “Hairspray Queen,” “Spank Thru” and “If You Must.”