Songs played during Grunge Match - Nirvana's "Nevermind" vs. Pearl Jam's "Ten"
Creedence Clearwater Revival "Green River"
Black Sabbath "Am I Going Insane (Radio)"
Melvins "Steve Instant Newman"
Green River "Swallow My Pride"
Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick"
Nirvana "Love Buzz"
Pixies "Where Is My Mind"
Dinosaur Jr. "Freak Scene"
Alice In Chains "Man In The Box"
Nevermind was released in September 1991, and it quickly became a phenomenon. The album's lead single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," became a worldwide hit, and Nevermind went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide. The album's success helped to bring grunge music to the mainstream, and it is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time.
Neil Young "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"
Mother Love Bone "Crown of Thorns"
Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike"
Red Hot Chilli Peppers "Give It Away Now"
Ten was released in August 1991, just a few weeks before Nevermind. The album was also a critical and commercial success, selling over 10 million copies in the United States alone. Ten's singles, "Alive," "Even Flow," and "Jeremy," helped to establish Pearl Jam as one of the leading bands of the grunge era.
Songs that didn't quite make the cut (or were played during the pre-Show warm up)
The Sonics "Strychnine"
The Kinks "You Really Got Me"
The Gap Band’“Early in the Morning,”
Bad Brains "How Low Can A Punk Get?"
Black Flag "Slip It In"
Sonic Youth "Silver Rocket"
Screaming Trees "Bed of Roses"
Alice In Chains "Would?"
Smashing Pumpkins "I am One"
Foo Fighters "I Should Have Known"
L7 "Pretend We're Dead"
Rage Against the Machine "Killing in the Name"
The Legacy of Nevermind and Ten
Nevermind and Ten are two of the most important albums in the history of grunge music. Both albums helped to bring the genre to the mainstream, and they continue to be influential today.
Nevermind is often credited with ushering in the grunge era, and it is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time. Ten was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Pearl Jam as one of the leading bands of the grunge era, with 11 more studio albums to date.
More from both
Check out Nirvana' Unplugged version of All Apologies. And make sure to explore the rest of their videos on YouTube
Listen to Pearl Jam's awesome Unplugged version of Alive. And checkout even more great PJ videos on their YouTube channel