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Nirvana - Bleach (LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Nirvana - Bleach (LP)

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Transcendent first record by Nirvana! 2015 remastered reissue on black vinyl with digital download card.

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This is one case where the legend really precedes the record itself. Cut for about 600 dollars in Jack Endino's studio over just a matter of days, this captures Nirvana at a formative stage, still indebted to the murk that became known as grunge, yet not quite finding their voice as songwriters. Which isn't to say that they were devoid of original material, since even at this stage Kurt Cobain illustrated signs of his considerable songcraft, particularly on the minor-key ballad "About a Girl" and the dense churn of "Blew." A few songs come close to that level, but that's more a triumph of sound than structure, as "Negative Creep" and "School" get by on attitude and churn, while the cover of "Love Buzz" winds up being one of the highlights because this gives a true menace to their sound, thanks to its menacing melody. The rest of it sinks into the sludge, as the group itself winds up succumbing to grinding sub-metallic riffing that has little power, due to lack of riffs and lack of a good drummer. Bleach is more than a historical curiosity since it does have its share of great songs, but it isn't a lost classic -- it's a debut from a band that shows potential but haven't yet achieved it.

-All Music

Tracklist

A1 Blew
A2 Floyd The Barber
A3 About A Girl
A4 School
A5 Love Buzz
A6 Paper Cuts
A7 Negative Creep
B1 Scoff
B2 Swap Meet
B3 Mr. Moustache
B4 Sifting
B5 Big Cheese
B6 Downer

 

Original Release Year: 1989

Label: Sub Pop

Catalog #: SP034

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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