Face-melting concert photo

Nirvana Loses Virginity on French Television


Rape Me, Pennyroyal Tea & Drain You

Sat, February 05, 1994

Studios Canal+

Paris, France

Here's Nirvana's first appearance on French TV, as introduced by the famously fast delivery of Antoine de Caunes for the show Nulle Part Ailleurs (translation: Nowhere Elsewhere).

The appearance kicked off the European leg of Nirvana's In Utero Tour and this is a great pro-shot video of the band playing Rape Me, Pennyroyal Tea & Drain You.

The performances and playing from the band are superb, not to mention their great matching outfits. But perhaps the best part of the whole thing is the comment thread on YouTube which quickly dissolves into a war of words between the French and Americans. Here's a sample...

American: “FRENCH PEOPLE SUCK! Nirvana is from the United States of America. What the hell has france done for the U.S. lately?”

French: “you are a smart american because you know that french is a country!! bravo because you people are a stupid”

Wow, apparently lots of pent up hostility. Maybe these guys should form a band and break some stuff.

UPDATE: The original video that was here has been removed from YouTube so the afore mentioned comment thread is sadly no longer available.

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