Greatly Appreciated

Bleach  is the debut studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released on June 15, 1989 by Sub Pop.  Bleach was well received by critics, but failed to chart in the U.S. upon its original release.  The album was re-released internationally by Geffen Records in 1992 following the success of Nirvana’s second album, Nevermind (1991).  Since its release in 1989, Bleach has sold over 1.7 million units in the United States alone.  It is Sub Pop’s best-selling release to date.  (More from Wikipedia)



While bandleader Kurt Cobain wrote most of their music, the first single by grunge pioneers Nirvana was a fairly obscure Shocking Blue song called “Love Buzz”.  Their version of this Robbie van Leeuwen song (Nirvana’s “Love Buzz” only used the first verse and chorus) is included on the band’s little-known 1989 debut album, BleachCobain often varied the spelling of his name over the years; on this album, he is credited as “Kurdt Kobain”. 


(April 2013)


Last edited: March 22, 2021