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NirvanaBleach

Genre:Rock
Style:Grunge
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Tracklist

Blew
Floyd The Barber
About A Girl
School
Love Buzz
Paper Cuts
Negative Creep
Scoff
Swap Meet
Mr. Moustache
Sifting

Credits (11)

Notes

Nirvana's debut album, first issued: June 15th 1989.

This was the band's only album to feature both Chad Channing and Dale Crover on drums. Jason Everman is pictured with the band on the front cover photo, and credited as a second guitarist for Nirvana, but Everman did not perform on the album.

Singles / EPs from this album:
- Blew.
- Love Buzz.

Official vinyl releases' label variants:
Sub Pop [USA Release]: Custom Labels (Side A - Parody of Verve's standard "Pin" label / Side B - Visualization of Dante's Inferno).
Tupelo Recording Company [Original European release]: custom labels.
Waterfront Records [Australia & Oceania release]: generic labels.
Geffen Records [1992 International (non-USA) Reissue]: generic black labels

First release on CD [by Tupelo was in 1989 with 11 tracks (included "Big Cheese", instead of "Love Buzz"). First release on CD [by Sub Pop was in 1990, which included two bonus tracks: "Big Cheese" and "Downer".

Sub-Pop's vinyl reissues included additional bonus vinyl disk:
1992 Limited Edition reissue included "Sliver/Dive" single.
⇒ 2009 Reissue included "Live. February 9, 1990 - Pine Street Theatre - Portland, OR" LP.

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    Cover of Bleach, 1989-08-00, VinylBleach
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPLP6, Tupelo Recording Company – TUP LP6UK1989UK1989
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPLP6, Tupelo Recording Company – TUP LP6UK1989UK1989
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    Cover of Bleach, 1989-08-00, CDBleach
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPCD6, Tupelo Recording Company – TUP CD6UK1989UK1989
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    Cover of Bleach, 1989, VinylBleach
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    Waterfront Records – DAMP 114Australia1989Australia1989
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    Cover of Bleach, 1989-08-00, VinylBleach
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPLP6, Tupelo Recording Company – TUP LP6UK1989UK1989
    Cover of Bleach, 1989, VinylBleach
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    Waterfront Records – DAMP 114Australia1989Australia1989
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    Sub Pop – SP 34US1989US1989
    Cover of Bleach, 1989-08-08, VinylBleach
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    Sub Pop – SP 34US1989US1989
    Cover of Bleach, 1989, VinylBleach
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    Waterfront Records – DAMP 114Australia1989Australia1989
    Cover of Bleach, 1989-06-09, VinylBleach
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    Sub Pop – SP 34US1989US1989
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    Cover of Bleach, 1989, VinylBleach
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    Waterfront Records – DAMP 114Australia1989Australia1989
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    Cover of Bleach, 1989, VinylBleach
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    Cover of Bleach, 1989-07-21, VinylBleach
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPLP 006, Tupelo Recording Company – TUPLP6UK1989UK1989
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    Cover of Bleach, 1990, CDBleach
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPMC 6, Tupelo Recording Company – RTD 301.0006.4 28UK1990UK1990
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    Sub Pop – SP34bUS1990US1990
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    Cover of Bleach, 1990, CassetteBleach
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    Sub Pop – SP34aUS1990US1990
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    Cover of Bleach, 1990, CDBleach
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    Tupelo Recording Company – TUPCD6, Tupelo Recording Company – TUP CD6UK1990UK1990
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    Cover of Bleach, 1990, CassetteBleach
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    Sub Pop – SP34aUS1990US1990
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    Cover of Bleach, 1990, CDBleach
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    Cover of Bleach, 1991, CDBleach
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    Geffen Records – GFLD 19291UK1991UK1991
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    Cover of Bleach, 1992-09-01, CDBleach
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    Reviews

    • hjnewmoon's avatar
      hjnewmoon
      This not only is an extremely rare record (notwithstanding the miraculous multiplication on Discogs),it also is a great sounding album. The smudgy white vinyl doesn't look it,but is capable of dynamics and separation. Moreover,it conveys an authenticity that none of the remasters comes close to. The polished and Radio friendly unit shifter versions of About a girl abundant on reissues can easily be dispensed with when compared to the Original. As of now,I am one of 405 happy owners.But this count is prone to be obsolete by tomorrow.
      • Koizumicromo's avatar
        Koizumicromo
        Yep I got to agree with the comment below. If you can manage to get a decent pressing of this you will not be disappointed. Heavy,raw and full of bass. I have a first press nevermind also and this sounds just as good.
        • mjskywalker96's avatar
          mjskywalker96
          Being a Nevermind fan since it came out. I really didn’t listen to Bleach as much. Maybe once all the way through. At the time I was not a fan but now in 2024, it is a great listen. Grohl is definitely a major upgrade but I guess part of the charm of Bleach is the simplicity of it. The pressing sounds really good. No complaints! Highly recommended!
          • nadocsid's avatar
            nadocsid
            I wonder if there was another repress on this one, just received my copy and the hype sticker does not mention nor include mp3 download card. Also the “20th Anniversary Double-LP” line is in white text rather than black as pictured.

            It did come with the booklet and the records are housed in poly inner sleeves, very nice package.
            • Ridgeb's avatar
              Ridgeb
              Nice recording. Solid well balanced. Consistent. Worth the price. 2002 press. Digital to vinyl or analog to vinyl? Sounds good whichever?
              • Dave-oDam17's avatar
                Dave-oDam17
                There are a couple of ‘misprints’ on the rear sleeve of this one. Date - 1389 & Kurt is spelt - Kurdt.
                • raphaelsterken's avatar
                  Do believe the hype, the sound quality is amazing, especially on the bass. This violet press looks stunning too!
                  • Family_Guy's avatar
                    Family_Guy
                    This is a KILLER pressing that sounds really really good, it's loud and raw, which fits this heavy album perfectly! To my ears it beats the "US Erika 1992" pressing, and compared to the "20th Ann.." it's not even close! So, if you can find a clean copy this UK 1st press will not disappoint you!
                    • povilaspunxnotdead's avatar
                      Sounds great, bass excellent, mids amazing... Highs of course cool. Buy this record recommended.
                      • jbacus's avatar
                        jbacus
                        DR readings

                        01 Blew.wav DR11 over -12.30 dB
                        02 Floyd the Barber.wav DR12 over -13.61 dB
                        03 About a Girl.wav DR12 -0.00 dB -13.09 dB
                        04 School.wav DR12 over -13.53 dB
                        05 Love Buzz.wav DR11 over -11.93 dB
                        06 Paper Cuts.wav DR12 over -13.27 dB
                        07 Negative Creep.wav DR11 over -12.04 dB
                        08 Scoff.wav DR11 over -12.01 dB
                        09 Swap Meet.wav DR10 over -11.41 dB
                        10 Mr. Moustache.wav DR10 over -10.78 dB
                        11 Sifting.wav DR11 over -12.40 dB
                        12 Big Cheese.wav DR10 over -12.18 dB
                        13 Downer.wav DR11 over -12.47 dB

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