Friday, 4 January 2019

NIRVANA - Incesticide 1992

First vinyl rip and its a nice one: Incesticide is a collection of Nirvana's non-album tracks, B-sides, demos, outtakes, covers & radio broadcast recordings and I can't understand why this slab is traded so high? Surely its brilliant but not as rare as a photo of the Pope at the brothel visit, anyway.... Again a bit info from wiki: Early in 1992, Jonathan Poneman of Sub Pop contacted Gary Gersh, who had previously signed Nirvana to Geffen Records, to inform him that Sub Pop still had a number of unreleased early Nirvana recordings in their possession. The band had originally intended to release the material via Sub Pop and cynically called it Cash Cow. However, Sub Pop could not match Geffen's distribution network, and the band felt that getting the material maximum exposure was important. Sub Pop sold the recordings to Geffen for "a six-figure amount" on the condition that the band would create and approve the release of an album by Christmas 1992. At the time, the majority of the material on Incesticide was circulating within fan communities (albeit in lower quality). It was widely reported in the music press that the band wanted to offer fans a higher-quality alternative. In the book Cobain Unseen, Charles R. Cross writes that Kurt Cobain agreed to the release of this compilation because he was allowed complete control over the album's artwork. Since the songs were recorded in different sessions and some were recorded when Nirvana did not have a stable formation, the album includes recordings by four different drummers: Chad Channing, Dan Peters, Dale Crover, and Dave Grohl. Don't miss Nirvana @ Roskilde Festival 26.06.1992 and enjoy the weekend.

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