Nirvana Unveils “Quasi-Psychedelic Visualizer” for In Utero’s Iconic Track “Dumb”

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

The remastered version of “Dumb” is part of the forthcoming 30th Anniversary edition of Nirvana’s ultimate studio album, “In Utero.”

Nirvana has unveiled what’s been described as a “quasi-psychedelic visualizer” for their track “Dumb,” which is the latest release from the 30th Anniversary edition of their 1993 final studio album, “In Utero.”

The video was directed and crafted by the Bristol-based illustrator and animator, RuffMercy, known for his work with artists like Run The Jewels, Blur, and Paul Weller. He created the animated sequence from hand-painted Super-8mm film.

RuffMercy expressed his delight with the project on Instagram, stating, “You know I’m smiling about this one…” and humorously adding, “Forget the term ‘Visualizer’.”

The 30th-anniversary editions of “In Utero” are set to be released by Geffen/UMe in a range of formats on October 27. These formats include a limited-edition 8LP Super Deluxe box set, a 5CD Super Deluxe box set, a 1 LP + 10″ edition, a 2CD Deluxe edition, and a Digital Super Deluxe edition.

The Super Deluxe versions of the album will include additional content, such as complete live performances from the Los Angeles Great Western Forum (December 30, 1993) and Seattle Center Arena (January 7, 1994), as well as six bonus live tracks from the tour. This totals 72 tracks, with 53 of them being previously unreleased. The package also features bonus items like an Angel-on-acrylic panel, a 48-page book with unreleased photos, a new 20-page fanzine, an LA gig poster lithograph, two ticket stub replicas, promo Angel mobile replicas, two gig flyers, an all-access tour laminate, and four backstage passes.

Nirvana has already released two live tracks from the Super Deluxe edition: “Pennyroyal Tea” from the Los Angeles show and “Scentless Apprentice” from Seattle.

Dave Grohl shared his perspective on “In Utero” in the biography “This Is Call,” stating, “Obviously ‘In Utero’ was a direct response to the success and sound of ‘Nevermind.’ We just pushed ourselves in the other direction, like, ‘Oh really, that’s what you like? Well, here’s what we’re going to do now!’ But it is a hard album for me to listen to from start to finish. Because it’s so genuine, and it offers such a faithful representation of the band at that time, it brings back other memories, and it kinda makes my skin crawl.”