Friday, October 02, 2009

Bleach: Remastered and Re-Released

 I'm going to see if I can blog consecutive Seattle-centric posts until grunge is in style again. Today, its all about Kurt,Chris and Chad.... In the How did I miss this department comes news that Nirvana's first album Bleach has been remastered and will be re-released with extra stuff(no never before heard songs.) Here is the story from

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach, Sub Pop Records will reissue the band’s 1989 debut album with as an expanded CD/double vinyl collection on November 3rd. Additionally, the reissued Bleach will feature an unreleased bonus live album called Live at Pine Street Theatre, recorded at the Portland, Oregon venue on February 9th, 1990. Both Bleach and the Pine Street show have been digitally remastered from the original tapes by Jack Endino, who produced Nirvana’s debut LP.
Like the original run of Bleach on vinyl, the first-run of the reissued double-LPs will be printed on white vinyl. Also, the songs “Big Cheese” and “Downer” will feature on vinyl for the first time after being excised from the original LP release. Both the CD and the LP will be accompanied with a booklet looking back at the classic debut along with never-before-seen photographs of Kurdt Kobain and Chris Novoselic, as they called themselves in the album’s liner notes, along with pre-Grohl drummer Chad Channing.
As for the Pine Street concert, half of Bleach is represented, along with Incesticide’s “Dive,” “Molly’s Lips” and “Been A Son,” a performance of “Spank Thru” from the Sub Pop 200 comp and a early live version of “Sappy,” or “Verve Chorus Verse” as it was called when it appeared as a secret song on 1993’s No Alternative benefit disc.

Here is the Pine Street concert track list:
1. Intro
2. School
3. Floyd the Barber
4. Dive
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly’s Lips
8. Sappy
9. Scoff
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
12. Blew

Awesome,dude. Love Buzz, Negative Creep, About a Girl, School: ALL CLASSICS! Now fatter, louder and grungier. Is grungier a word?  I can't wait to crowd surf in my head.

As a further recommendation, I urge you to buy the spectacular Nirvana DVD called "Nirvana-Live! Tonight! Sold Out! that was concepted and released on VHS back in 1993 and had been long out of circulation, but was finally re- released in 2006. It is a hilarious journey pieced together by the band with wacked- out foreign TV appearances, snippets of fucked up interviews and many live performances. I'm watching it right now,even!

Can you feel my Love Buzz for this look back at the best part of the 90s?!


  1. Kurdt! Grungier indeed. But I can't paint on white! ;)

  2. Thanks for your stopping by my blog, but after reading your profile, I feel I must warn you that I am an avid American Idol-watcher. And since my recaps are the most popular thing on my blog, I could never give it up. That said, I do not take the show very seriously, as evidenced by the many "Die you stupid whore"-type comments I receive from the AI faithful.

    I love heckling cover bands. Better yet, I like avoiding cover bands.

    Nirvana is a sore point for me. I kind of feel bad about that, because it's really the media's fault. They forced me to choose between Nirvana and Pearl Jam. I was never told I could just like them both and have that be the end of it.

  3. I definitely plan on picking this up on vinyl. Mainly for the live portion. I can't wait to hear "Love Buzz" on my turntable. And I'm with you, lets bring back grunge!

  4. This is excellent and like the first Sabbath album, it was done for next to nothing and recorded very quickly. This whole sound landed like a boulder on a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the late 80s/early 90s. Thank Jebus that it did, too as mainstream music had progressed to "beyond shitty" at that point.

    Any era where Paula Abdul is popular is truly disturbing.