Listen to an unearthed 1992 demo of Nirvana’s Scentless Apprentice

A demo featuring an early version of the Nirvana song Scentless Apprentice has been shared online – and you can listen to it here.

Rey Washam, an American drummer who had stints in bands such as Daddy Longhead and Scratch Acid, has shared a 1992 recording of part of a two-hour jam with former Nivana bandmembers Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

It includes an early version of Scentless Apprentice from Nirvana’s 1993 album, In Utero.

In a description that accompanies the demo, Washam writes: “I had never met Dave or Kurt and Krist even though I had heard Kurt was a fan of a band I used to be in, Scratch Acid.

“The jam was very low key, but I had to play Dave’s drums the way he had them set up for himself. Krist showed up and fun was had by all.

“This is only a portion of a two hour jam session. Later that night we went to go see Gun’s and Roses at the Kingdome?

“Dave got me into the show and a little trouble started. Maybe a few too many egos in the place. I think the tape speaks for itself.

“Dave made the right decision to have Taylor play drums in Foo Fighters and not me. He never asked me to play with him again after that night. I still think he’s a good guy.”

Listen to the demo below – Scentless Apprentice come in at 24:35.

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