Incesticide is a compilation album by the American rock band Nirvana. Incesticide consists of their 1990 single "Sliver", demos, outtakes, covers, and radio broadcast recordings. At the time, all of the material on Incesticide was circulating within fan communities (albeit in lower quality). It was widely reported in the music press that the band wanted to offer fans a higher-quality alternative, but in the book Cobain Unseen, Charles R. Cross writes that Kurt Cobain agreed to the release of this compilation because he was allowed complete control over the album's artwork. The album was released on December 14, 1992 in Europe, and December 15, 1992 in the United States and eventually reached number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200.

Album kompilasi karya Nirvana
DirilisDecember 14, 1992
Kronologi Nirvana
In Utero
(1993)In Utero1993
Penilaian profesional
Nilai pendapat
Sumber Penilaian
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (A-)[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]


Incesticide dirilis pada 14 Desember 1992 di Inggris, pada Desember 15, 1992 di Amerika Serikat.[5] label rekaman, Geffen, memutuskan untuk tidak gencar melakukan promosi album, mungkin untuk menghindari "Nirvana kelelahan" band tersebut telah merilis Nevermind dan empat single sebelumnya dalam lima belas bulan.[6] Meskipun kurangnya promosi dan menjadi kumpulan dari materi yang lama, Incesticide debutnya di nomor 51 di Billboard 200 dan terjual 500,000 kopi dalam dua bulam.[7] Album tersebut merupakan Platinum yang disertifikasikan Recording Industry Association of America. Pada tanggal 23, November 2012, Incesticide dirilis ulang pada vinyl kedua yang terbatas LP 45 RPM edisi untuk ulang tahun ke-20.[8]

Artwork and packagingSunting

The cover art was painted by Cobain,[9] who is credited as Kurdt Kobain in the liner notes.[10] The rubber duck seen on the album's back cover also belonged to Cobain.

The first several pressings of the album contained liner notes written by Cobain. Versions of the album containing the liner notes by Cobain could be found at record stores as late as 1998. Initial copies in the US and Canada also contained a "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" sticker.[11]


Previously unreleasedSunting

The songs "Been a Son", "(New Wave) Polly", "Hairspray Queen", "Aero Zeppelin", "Big Long Now", and "Aneurysm" were officially unreleased at the time. The versions of "Been a Son" and "Aneurysm" as found on Incesticide are different from the versions previously released on the Blew EP and Smells Like Teen Spirit single.

  • "Downer" appears on the CD version of Nirvana's 1989 debut album Bleach but was only included from the 1992 reissue onwards.

Previously releasedSunting

  • "Dive" and "Sliver" were released on the "Sliver" single in 1990. "Dive" was also previously released on The Grunge Years compilation album in 1991.
  • "Stain" was released on the Blew EP in 1989.
  • The three cover songs, "Turnaround" (Devo), "Molly's Lips" and "Son of a Gun" (The Vaselines) were released on the Hormoaning EP in 1992, which was only released in Japan and Australia.
  • "Mexican Seafood" appeared on the 1989 Teriyaki Asthma Volume 1 compilation.
  • "Beeswax" appeared on the 1991 Kill Rock Stars compilation album.

Track listingSunting

Seluruh lagu ditulis oleh Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

1."Dive" (Cobain, Krist Novoselic)3:55
4."Been a Son"1:56
5."Turnaround" (Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale)2:19
6."Molly's Lips" (Eugene Kelly, Frances McKee)1:54
7."Son of a Gun" (Kelly, McKee)2:48
8."(New Wave) Polly" (Cobain, Novoselic, Dave Grohl)1:48
11."Mexican Seafood"1:55
12."Hairspray Queen" (Cobain, Novoselic)4:14
13."Aero Zeppelin" (Cobain, Novoselic)4:41
14."Big Long Now"5:04
15."Aneurysm" (Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl)4:36

Charts positionsSunting


All sessions:

Seattle, WA: Reciprocal Recording Studios (January 23, 1988)
Nirvana's first studio demo tape. Those songs went to the compilation in their rough one-hour mix made by Endino on the day of the recording, though he would have loved to be given the chance to mix them properly.
Songs: "Beeswax", "Downer", "Mexican Seafood", "Hairspray Queen" and "Aero Zeppelin"

Seattle, WA: Reciprocal Recording Studios (December 1988 – January 1989)
The Bleach recording sessions.
Song: "Big Long Now"

Seattle, WA: Music Source Studios (September 1989)
The Blew EP recording sessions.
Song: "Stain"

Madison, Wisconsin: Smart Studios (April 2, 1990 – April 6, 1990)
The sessions for the planned second Sub Pop album.
Song: "Dive"

  • Chad Channing – drums
  • Butch Vig – producer

Seattle, WA: Reciprocal Recording Studios (July 11, 1990)
The "Sliver" Sub Pop single session.
Song: "Sliver"

  • Dan Peters – drums
  • Jack Endino – producer, engineer

London, England: Maida Vale Studio 3 (October 21, 1990)
The 1990 BBC session for John Peel.
Songs: "Turnaround", "Molly's Lips" and "Son of a Gun"

  • Dave Grohl – drums
  • Dale Griffin – producer
  • Mike Engles – engineer
  • Fred Kay – engineer

London, England: Maida Vale Studio 4 (November 9, 1991)
The 1991 BBC session for Mark Goodier.
Songs: "Been a Son", "(New Wave) Polly" and "Aneurysm"

  • Dave Grohl – drums
  • Miti Adhikari – producer
  • John Taylor – engineer


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  6. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 296
  7. ^ Cross, p. 269
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  9. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 295
  10. ^ Incesticide liner notes
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  • Azerrad, Michael. Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. Doubleday, 1994. ISBN 0-385-47199-8
  • Cross, Charles. Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain. Hyperion, 2001. ISBN 0-7868-8402-9

Pranala luarSunting

Templat:Nirvana (band)