Nirvana ‎– Bleach

Sub Pop ‎– SP 34
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Recorded in Seattle at Reciprocal Recording for $600.

1st Original Pressing.

The release is on white vinyl limited to 1000 copies and "some" included a Nirvana/Sub Pop poster.Some copies might have a slight dark smudging on the vinyl which is normal.The vinyl may not be perfectly white and have faint black smudges, as sometimes bits of different color get into the mix, or get stuck in the machines from previous pressings.
"some" copies include a folded poster, some were used for promotion, with a press kit or subpop singles club promotion card.

Jason Everman did not actually play any guitar on the album but at the time was playing live with the band, thus his name was included in the credits. {He also paid the $606, for the band's recording time at Jack Endino's studio, as the other band members did not have the cash at the time.}

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SP-34-A Kdisc ch L.32926
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SP-34-B Kdisc ch L.329626.X

Other Versions (5 of 258) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
tup lp6 Nirvana Bleach(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Tupelo Recording Company (2) tup lp6 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SP 034 Nirvana Bleach(LP, Album, RE, RM) Sub Pop SP 034 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Nirvana Bleach(25xFile, FLAC, Album, Dlx) Sub Pop none US 2013
MVCG-93, GEFD-24433 Nirvana Bleach(CD, Album, Fir) Geffen Records, Geffen Records MVCG-93, GEFD-24433 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
none Nirvana Bleach(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Riva Sound Records none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version


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October 19, 2018
One of the best debut albums of the late 1990s.


August 6, 2018
This is my favorite Nirvana album. It's not quite metal, it's not quite punk. Heavy yet melodic. Experimental yet pop. Simple yet complicated. Unsurpassed raw energy that rocks really f**kin hard. Anthemic, nihilistic and just straight up brutal. Full of beauty and darkness. Full of heart. This album is in a league of its own. I can't think of another album that sounds anything like this set of songs. It's truly original in my eyes. And for that reason it will always be my favorite Nirvana album.


August 28, 2017
Are there copies of this pressing with a barcode on cover?


June 26, 2015

As a sympathizer to the 'vana's earlier material, I have to champion this release. Amalgamates a time, a place and a smell, a smell before the smell of teens. Lisa Orth's layout will always get a medal from me and throw some bone shaman's relics to the maestro Dale Crover for his skin-work.

"Negative Creep" leaves no shirt untorn.


November 29, 2013
I don't have any reason to challenge the date of the live photo on this version


August 22, 2013
Bleach is their best album in my opinion. Like most people, I was introduced to the band via Nevermind. I hated the band at first, because I hated Smells Like Teen Spirit. But I soon grew to enjoy them when I realized that they were unlike all the other thrash/grunge bands on MTV at the time. Bleach bears that out.

Here was a band almost completely unconcerned with its image. They didn't care about being mysterious or putting on some pretentiously dark, gothic facade. Musically, they were every bit as competent as their contemporaries, but Cobain's songwriting was much stronger.

Bleach captures a moment in the life of a down and dirty garage band. It's just some guys jamming like crazy, making some great music.


October 7, 2011
How much are these selling for now? I was lucky enough to buy a copy from the States about 5 yrs ago for just over $500.00. just curious