"On a Plain" is a song by American rock band Nirvana. It is the eleventh track on their major label debut, Nevermind (1991), and also saw limited release as a promo-only single. It was written by Kurt Cobain in 1990. A song about writing a song. Before recording it, Cobain had quickly scribbled a new lyric detailing his writer's block. It was first recorded in the studio on January 1, 1991 by Craig Montgomery in Seattle, Washington. It was debuted live on May 29, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. Read more on Last.fm.