Universal are doing a sterling job keeping Nirvana’s back catalogue pressed up and available on vinyl. Here we have a reissue of 1992’s collection of rarities, Incesticide, which contains a load of tracks that never appeared on a ‘proper’ Nirvana album, including the ever-winning single ‘Silver’. Double LP reissue on 180g vinyl.
10/10 Jimbo Customer review, 11th April 2017
Although the material was written over a number of years and put to tape under normal circumstances, this album still sounds complete, with Bleach-like rawness and the no bullshit approach. The artwork is exactly the same the CD release, with weird dead man front cover, the huge reverse side plastic duck, inside the geeky mug-shots of all the players, and a great film shot camera image of Kurt surrounded by fans blurred by open shutter trails embodying the energy of the performances. The music is all here in all its glory over 4 sides of 180g vinyl spun at a pleasing 45rpm. This long overdue repress, which alongside Bleach and arguably In Utero harnesses some of the most energetic and angrily disturbing moments. The latter half of the album conjures images like no other, in a dank raw happy corner.
8/10 The Doc Customer review, 1st March 2017
This was very much a beat-the-bootleggers compilation back in the day, collecting together a load of odds and sods to help DGC cash in on the huge success of Nevermind. All this stuff is so familiar now that it's almost absurd to think people might not know it, but here you can find the classic K-records pop of 'Sliver', the sludgy grunge stylings of 'Dive', the total Melvins rip-off of 'Big Long Now', two fantastic Vaselines covers ('Molly's Lips' and 'Son Of A Gun') and the mighty 'Aneurysm', one of Nirvana's best songs.
I don't think there'll be a huge amount of benefit in owning the vinyl when you've had the CDs for as long as I have - pretty much since they came out - but I'm sure there will be some uber-nerds out there who are willing to part with twenty five big ones for the privilege. Given the fact that it's a compilation and there are loads of different Nirvana incarnations showcased here it's not really cohesive as a set, but there's some really good stuff to be found on here just the same.
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