Well it’s named as a compilation album, so you could use both terms. At the time of its release in 1992, it was very exciting for Nirvana fans. This was the first album release since the band’s previous ‘Nevermind’ that featured brand new songs that were previously unreleased with material dating back to 1988. Nirvana recorded so much material in the studios, various versions of different songs from different sessions in different years.
Mexican Seafood was released in 1989 on a Teriyaki Asthma compilation.
Beeswax was released in 1991 on a ‘Kill Rock Stars’ compilation album.
Turnaround, Son Of A Gun and Molly’s Lips were all released on the Japan/Australian 1992 exclusive ‘Hormoaning’ EP.
Dive and Sliver were released on the ‘Sliver’ single in 1990.
Stain was one of the first releases by the band on the ‘Blew’ EP in 1989.
Been A Son. (this song was released in 1989 on the ‘Blew’ EP. Only on ‘Incesticide’ it features a brand new version, unheard of at the time.)
Aneurysm. (this song was released earlier in 1992 on ‘Hormoaning’ and even earlier in 1991 on the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ single but this particular version was brand new.)
Big Long Now.
Polly [New Wave].
Downer. (most people forget that when ‘Bleach’ was originally released in 1989, this track wasn’t included until 1990-92 when Sub Pop re-issued the album to CD, cassette and vinyl. Even though the song was technically already released earlier in 1992, it was still very new.)
Kurt Cobain live at the Denver Coliseum in Colorado, 1993. [x]
Here is a video I posted two years ago with Kurt speaking about it.
If the video isn’t working, this is what he says: "For a long time, we weren’t happy with Chad’s drumming. He has his own unique style, and it’s appropriate for a lot of the songs that we wrote but not for what we wanted to do at the time. We wanted to move into a Pop world. His style just didn’t fit."
Hello! Actually, you’re incorrect. Nirvana news has been happening for the past 26 years. Kurt Cobain passed away in 1994 - this year was the 20th Anniversary of his passing in April (which is why in Aberdeen, on February 20th of this year they declared the day ‘Kurt Cobain Day.’) It hasn’t been ‘over’ 20 years, but exactly 20 years. If only you had been following my work since 2009 - you would know this (you should follow, more Nirvana news is coming soon including new releases, clothing and a book.) - Oh! Have you see the new Nirvana mural in Aberdeen? It’s the latest bit of news over the band. Krist Novoselic (he’s Nirvana’s bassist) will be speaking at the event September 20th.
We’ve had 20th Anniversary releases for ‘Bleach’ (2009), ‘Nevermind’ (2011), ‘Incesticide’ (2012) and ‘In Utero’ (2013). These are Nirvana albums just so you’re aware. There is also a killer Nirvana exhibit at the EMP museum in Seattle. In 2004, Nirvana released a box set featuring numerous previously unheard of material titled ‘With The Lights Out.’ This year marks the 10th Anniversary of its release! In 2006, the first time release to DVD of ‘Live! Tonight! Sold Out!’ was very successful! This year Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ single was released for its 20th Anniversary. That’s just a small bit of ‘news’ for ya related to Nirvana. Rock on!
I do! I’ve always enjoyed Hole’s music dating back to 1989. The 2010 album even had a couple of alright tracks that I enjoyed. I don’t look at it as the same Hole. I look at it as a reversed Alice In Chains. Eric is a great lyricists. Courtney’s voice was perfect for the music they had written and created together.
I really miss and favorited Kristen the most. She was one of my favorite bassists from around that time period. I have always had a thing for female bassists. From Juliana Hatfield, Lori Black and Jennifer Finch to Kim Gordon, Kim Deal and especially DD Wretzky. Truly, a beautiful soul that was battling an addiction like many at the time. I mean, the headlines the next day after she was found read: "drugs has claimed another member of Seattle’s well-known Rock scene." Great era of music but we were sadly losing many of those that were making it great and doing nothing about it.
Kurt Cobain waves goodbye to the audience on Nirvana’s first ever Japan show in Osaka, 1992.
This blog was created to keep Nirvana alive. To let everyone remember the band for who they really were and what they stood for and that’s what I’ve done over the course of five or so years. That’s one thing I’ve kept away from this blog is articles, pictures, videos, etc.. anything related to Kurt Cobain’s passing. I do believe I’ve shared quotes from others speaking about it, nothing too deep. That’s one of a few things I refuse to share or talk about. I’m always receiving questions/messages every single day, some of which are asking about this topic. It’s a pointless issue and discussion as it always brings in the same attraction and same arguments from both sides of the table. I have hundreds of pictures and videos and magazine articles and newspaper articles that I could share. But it won’t happen. Thanks for the question!
Interviewer: "What and who is Nirvana? How would you describe your music?"
Chad Channing: "Me and two friends, Kurt and Krist. Nirvana, well, I can give you the meaning. It’s kind of like, it’s like the freedom from, like, all pain and desire, you know? Just a perfect place between peace and your mind, I guess. I would describe it more like Heavy Pop."
Kurt Cobain: "A three-piece underground alternative grunge rock band from Seattle, Washington, or the outskirts of Seattle, Washington. That’s about it. That’s what we are. We play very powerful high-energy type of rock and roll. We move around on stage a lot, and just scream with an abandon, I guess."
Krist Novoselic: "Three guys from Puget Sound area: Olympia, Bainbridge Island and Tacoma. Nirvana is a seven letter word and Nirvana is a, concept. We play rock ‘n’ roll music without inhibition and without distraction, just like pure stuff. That’s a heavy question."
October 26th, 1993 - The MECCA Auditorium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"We’d like to thank Jawbreaker and Mudhoney for playing with us, thanks." - Kurt Cobain.
I absolutely love this idea.
November, 1992 - Kurt Cobain in Seattle.
20 years today - Nirvana were scheduled to perform at the Shoreline Theatre in California. It was cancelled two days before Kurt’s passing in April.