Rare Nirvana Demo Tapes Surface

Four early Nirvana demo tapes have surfaced after they were posted on YouTube by a man who claims they were given to him by Kurt Cobain.

The raw audio was uploaded by Washington musician John Purkey and includes ‘Bleach’ demos that were reportedly recorded during Nirvana’s first ever session at Seattle’s Reciprocal Studios in 1988.

The recording comes before the arrival of first Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, and instead features the efforts of The Melvins’ Dale Crover who eventually recorded the drums for Nirvana’s debut album.

Have a listen to the tapes below.

Tape 1

Tape 2

Tape 3

Tape 4