A new visualizer for the remastered version of Nirvana’s ‘Dumb” has been released, just weeks before the release of the 30th-anniversary reissue of the band’s third and final album, In Utero, dropping October 27. Originally released September 21, 1993, In Utero was Nirvana’s first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and was the band’s final album before Cobain’s death nearly seven months later in 1994.
The 30th-anniversary reissue also features five bonus tracks, along with B-sides, and dozens of other previously unreleased tracks. The deluxe set also includes two full concerts recorded during the In Utero-era tour, including ‘Live In Los Angeles’ from 1993, and the band’s final performance in Seattle, ‘Live In Seattle’ from 1994.
The psychedelic visual for the track, which was originally written by Kurt Cobain during the summer of 1990, was created by RuffMercy using hand-painted Super-8mm film and offers more visual texture to the track. Cobain said of ‘Dumb’ at the time: “That’s just about people who’re easily amused, people who not only aren’t capable of progressing their intelligence but are totally happy watching 10 hours of television and really enjoy it. I’ve met a lot of dumb people. They have a sh**ty job. They may be totally lonely, they don’t have a girlfriend, they don’t have much of a social life, and yet, for some reason, they’re happy.”
Take a look the remastered visualizer for ‘Dumb’ – here.
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