At 15th June of 1989, Nirvana's debut album 'Bleach' was released. The title for the album came from a poster 'Bleach Your Works' urging drug users to bleach their needles. Kurt Cobain claimed that most of the lyrics on the album were written the night before recording while he was feeling "pissed off", and that he did not regard them highly. Since its release, 'Bleach' has sold over 1.7 million units in the United States alone. It is Sub Pop's best-selling release to date.
Nirvana changed the landscape of rock music over the course of only a few years, but in the beginning, they were just one more struggling group deciding on a lineup and a name.
In 1985, guitarist/singer Kurt Cobain met bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, instantly bonding over their mutual love of the punk-metal band the Melvins. The duo brought in several different drummers over the next couple years, eventually settling on Chad Channing. Meanwhile, the group shuffled through different band names (including the Stiff Woodies, Pen Cap Chew and Skid Row) before opting for Nirvana.
After recording a series of demos in 1988, Nirvana landed a deal with Seattle label Sub Pop. A year later, the group released their first record, 'Bleach.' Though it only sold about 35,000 copies, 'Bleach' established Cobain’s penchant for angry, compelling songs about society’s outsiders. Leaning heavily on hard rock and metal, 'Bleach' didn’t sport the same pop hooks that Nirvana’s later albums would feature.
Recorded for a smidgen over $600, some Nirvana die-hards argue that 'Bleach' is Nirvana’s finest work. Such connoisseur’s say that while 'Nevermind' is revered as the soundtrack for ‘Generation X’, its reluctant spokesman, Kurt Cobain, shows his true colours in 'Bleach' – before the unwanted fame that ultimately cost his life took a hold.
Sophomore release, 'Nevermind', gripped the music world and thrust Cobain into the celebrity role he seemed to detest, but it also triggered interest in 'Bleach' and uncovered the gems that had been hidden, with original sales of just 35,000 copies.
Subsequent Nirvana albums had a lyrical complexity to them, matching the personal struggles that Cobain went through whilst writing them. 'Bleach' differs since its quality lies in the simplicity of the songs that deliver the crux of the album – the boredom of growing up as a confused teenager in a sleepy part of conservative America.
Kicking off with the dirty sound of “Blew” and “Floyd The Barber” – a couple of furious, dark and muddy openers – the albums’ stand-out track follows. “All About A Girl” is a ballad that should be used as a template by today’s Emo tyros, with Cobain’s superb throaty vocal over a much poppier sound than much of what we are normally used to from Nirvana.
“School” is the classic example of the minimalist grunge, with just four lines hidden under a filthy base and the album reaches a thrilling crescendo with the angry duo of “Big Cheese” and “Downer”.
But it is what’s missing that makes 'Bleach' important – Chad Channing’s hit-and-miss drumming before Dave Grohl took over the sticks and the frankly awful rushed production job that leaves the album full of feedback and distortion.
Combined, these two factors are what make 'Bleach' special, adding a chaotic and grimy feel that Nirvana, as the darlings of the Seattle grunge scene, stood for. It took the success of 'Nevermind' a couple years later for fans to go back and realize they had missed out an absolute classic.
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