Nirvana performing at the ‘Sub Pop 200’ record release party in 1988

The Sub Pop 200 is a compilation released in the early days of the Seattle grunge scene starting in December, 1988. It features songs (many of them first releases and otherwise unattainable) from Tad, The Fluid, Nirvana, Steven “Jesse” Bernstein, Mudhoney, The Walkabouts, Terry Lee Hale, Soundgarden, Green River, Fastbacks, Blood Circus, Swallow, Chemistry Set, Girl Trouble, The Nights and Days, Cat Butt, Beat Happening, Screaming Trees, Steve Fisk, and The Thrown Ups.

Many of these bands went on to be incredibly influential in the early 1990s and onwards. Most notable of these were Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River (who spawned Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone and later Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam), Screaming Trees, and Mudhoney.

To celebrate the release of Sub Pop 200, a two-night party was held at the Underground, a club in Seattle. On December 28th, Nirvana performed, and newly-released footage has been discovered.