Nirvana – Outcesticide V Disintegration

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Vinyl

It’s not often there are release series for bootlegs, but there are always exceptions. This is part five (V) 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 three is entitled Outcesticide V Disintegration. 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. What is featured here is the most recent pressing from 2014, 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 (OUT5), and has the same track listing, album art, etc.

Here is the track listing:

Side 1

  1. Live Through This (Courtney Love demo w/ Kurt Cobain on vocals)
  2. Love Buzz
  3. In His Hands (Verse Chorus Verse)
  4. Lithium
  5. Rape Me
  6. Love Buzz
  7. Floyd The Barber

Side 2

  1. Downer
  2. Mexican Seafood
  3. White Lace And Strange
  4. Spank Thru
  5. Suicide Samurai
  6. Hairspray Queen
  7. Pen Cap Chew

Here are the sources for this bootleg. Side 1: Track 2 is from a VPRO radio session from 11/5/89. Track 3 is from a sound check from 8/17/90, no location is given. Tracks 4-5 are from a live “broadcast” from Barcelona, Spain from 2/9/94. Tracks 6-7 are from KAOS Olympia Community Radio from 4/17/87. All the tracks on side 2 are from the same radio session. According to the notes on the jacket for this bootleg this radio session was recorded about one month after Nirvana’s first ever show and is their first “live radio demo.”

Part 5 of this series has a few good tracks on it. It has what I feel is the best performance of “Love Buzz” I have ever heard. “Lithium” has the same problems that are found on some of the others parts in this series; static from the channels being left wide open during recording.

Nirvana - Outcesticide V Disintegration - Copy

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