On September 29th, 1990, Superchunk played at CBGB’s! The McKenzie Tapes contains a few records from early in Superchunk’s career, but as of today, this is officially the earliest. The band had only formed a year prior and had just released their self-titled debut album, four days prior. This is the very beginnings of a legendary band! Although Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan founded Merge Records in 1989, Matador released the band’s debut record.