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Label:Sub Pop – SP 34
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, White


A2Floyd The Barber
A3About A Girl
A5Love Buzz
Written-ByRobby Van Leeuwen*
A6Paper Cuts
B1Negative Creep
B3Swap Meet
B4Mr. Moustache

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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 334)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Bleach (LP, Album)Tupelo Recording Company, Tupelo Recording CompanyTUPLP6, TUP LP6UK1989
Bleach (LP, Album, Limited Edition, White)Tupelo Recording Company, Tupelo Recording CompanyTUPLP6, TUP LP6UK1989
Bleach (CD, Album)Tupelo Recording Company, Tupelo Recording CompanyTUPCD6, TUP CD6UK1989
Bleach (LP, Album, Blue, Blue Text)Waterfront RecordsDAMP 114Australia1989
Bleach (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Green Dark)Tupelo Recording Company, Tupelo Recording CompanyTUPLP6, TUP LP6UK1989


Anthon40's profile picture
Edited 3 months ago
I was at a show with Tad/Nirvana in Feb 90 and they were selling these at the mersh table. Wish I had some extra cash that night.
d_warp's profile picture
Edited 8 months ago
I wonder where the source of ‘1,000 copies were produced’ came from? They are not numbered. Plus, I’m sure at some point people were saying there were only 300 copies, then 500 copies, now it’s 1,000!? Strange.
prig187's profile picture
First CD version (Tupelo) is actually from august 1989. Same 11 tracks as their LP version. Big Cheese instead of Love Buzz and no Downer.
pogoramone's profile picture
Is the first pressing on Sub Pop June 15th 1989 release listed on Discogs? I don't see it listed. Can someone help? I see an August 1989 listed.
sergey.woropaew's profile picture
one of the best punk albums of 1989 , best Nirvana album
SeattleGrunge's profile picture
One of the best debut albums of the late 1990s.
MEllODrOnE's profile picture
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.
Acidtabloid's profile picture
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.
GalaxyExplorer's profile picture
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.