I recently became aware that there had been another band called Nirvana before Kurt Cobain´s 90´s grunge hype were potty trained. To my taste this was a musically a much more engaging band that Cobain´s band ever was or could be. Nirvana were a United Kingdom-based progressive rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though the band only achieved limited commercial success, they were acclaimed both by music industry professionals and critics. In 1985 the band reformed. The little commercial success they enjoyed was with “Rainbow Chaser”, a song they preformed live on French television in the 60s, and during the performance Saladore Dali threw paint on them, making their clothes worth a lot of money (if he had ever signed them).
In October 1967, they released their first album: a concept album produced by Blackwell titled The Story of Simon Simopath. The album was arguably the first narrative concept album ever released, predating story-driven concept albums such as The Pretty Things’ S.F. Sorrow (December 1968), The Who’s Tommy (April 1969) and The Kinks’ Arthur (September 1969).