Nirvana – Outcesticide I In Memory Of Kurt Cobain

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Vinyl

It’s not often there are release series for bootlegs, but there are always exceptions. This is part one (I) in a five (V) part Nirvana series released by Spanish “label” Discos Toro Salvaje. The series follows no chronological order and has no continuity to them either. All the parts are a mish mash of material, featuring live versions, studio takes and demos from various time frames throughout Nirvana’s history. Part one is entitled Outcesticide I In Memory Of Kurt Cobain. There are also CD counterparts, also bootlegs, to the vinyl versions, which have longer track listings/more songs than its vinyl counterpart.

As with all bootlegs, pressing info is hard to come by. Even if you can find pressing info you have to take it with a grain of salt considering everything about bootlegs is less than reputable. However, there have been multiple pressings of this boot series. It was first pressed back in 2012. The 2012 pressing was on red vinyl. There is also either a variant of the 2012 pressing (if there is only one pressing from 2012) or two separate pressings from 2012, as there is a small portion released in 2012 that is hand numbered out of 200 copies. This hand numbering is found on a white sticker placed directly on the back of the jacket. I’m not sure if the hand numbered copies are also on red vinyl or were pressed on a different color. An interesting note is that I have some other bootlegs with an identical sticker with hand numbering.

What is featured here is the 2014 pressing, done on 180 gram clear vinyl. That is the extent of my knowledge of this pressing in terms of pressing info. I know it shares the same catalog number as the 2012 pressing (OUT1), and has the same track listing, album art, etc.

Here is the track listing:

Side 1

1. If You Must
2. Downer
3. Floyd The Barber
4. Paper Cuts
5. Spank Thru
6. Beeswax
7. Pen Chap Chew

Side 2

1. Blandest
2. Cracker (Polly – acoustic)
3. Misery Loves Company (Seed)
4. Sappy (acoustic
5. Do You Love Me (w/ Jason Everman on electric guitar
6. Token Eastern Song
7. Opinion
8. Talk To Me

Here are the sources for this boot. Side 1 is from an early demo tape recorded at Reciprocal Studios in Seattle on 1/23/88 and distributed by Kurt Cobain to various labels. Side 2: Track 1 was recorded at Reciprocal Studios in Seattle during the summer of 1988 and was initially intended to be the b-side to the Love Buzz 7″. Tracks 2-4 are from a 4-track demo recorded at home by Kurt Cobain in 1988 and labeled “slow mellow shit.” Cobain plays all the instruments on it. Track 5 is from the KISS Tribute album entitled Hard To Believe. It’s the only studio recording featuring Jason Everman on guitar. Track 6 is from a live show in Leeds, England on 10/25/89 and is apparently the only audience recording of the song. The song was never recorded in the studio. Track 7 is just Kurt Cobain playing at KAOS Radio in Olympia, Washington on 9/15/90. Track 8 is from an unknown source, but according to the back of the jacket was “given to Iggy Pop after Kurt’s death.”

Overall this is one of the worst sounding part in this five part series, with part four being the other. It features lots of early material; a lot of has probably never been heard by majority of Nirvana fans. The recordings used for many of the songs on this part just lack the quality needed.

Nirvana - Outcesticide I In Memory Of Kurt Cobain - Copy


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