Pulpit rock


That little Seattle grunge outfit was not the first band to go by the name of Nirvana. Exhibit A: this late 1960’s English psych/prog rock band. They were the first group to appropriate the state of transcendental being, in which there is no pain, suffering or sense of self, for the name of a band. You know what else they did? Perform this song on TV while getting black paint thrown on them by none other than Salvador Dali. Far out, man. The two Nirvana’s got into a lil’ bit of a legal dispute over the name, an issue that was apparently settled out of court. Supposedly, Cobain’s group paid somewhere in the low six figures in order to continue using the name. Want to learn more about the first Nirvana? Check out the video below containing some old footage and interviews with the band.