Nirvana's Incesticide set for double vinyl reissue

A picture of the cover of Nirvana's Incesticide

Nirvana’s Incesticide is set for a double vinyl reissue to celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.

The compilation of early material was released by Geffen in 1992 to capitalise on the success of Nirvana’s breakthrough album Nevermind.

The 2LP version of Incesticide was issued as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2012. But with those versions currently changing hands for well over the retail price, it will be reissued on January 13.

It comes on two 180 gram vinyl records and features audio remastered by engineer Bernie Grundman.

Pre-orders are available now on Amazon, priced at just under $50.

Incesticide includes B-sides, demos, outtakes, covers and radio broadcast recordings – as well as early, non-album single Sliver. As it includes recordings from various eras of the band’s early lineup, it includes tracks with four different drummers – Chad Channing, Dan Peters, Dale Crover and Dave Grohl.

Last month, it was confirmed that Nirvana’s hit Smells Like Teen Spirit will be added to the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2017.

To qualify for inclusion, song or albums must be at least 25 years old. They are voted on by a panel made up of professionals from the recording industry.

Also getting the nod in 2017 are Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple and David Bowie’s Changes.

Nirvana Incesticide tracklist

  1. Dive
  2. Sliver
  3. Stain
  4. Been A Son
  5. Turnaround
  6. Molly’s Lips
  7. Son of a Gun
  8. (New Wave) Polly
  9. Beeswax
  10. Downer
  11. Mexican Seafood
  12. Hairspray Queen
  13. Aero Zeppelin
  14. Big Long Now
  15. Aneurysm

Rock Icons: Kurt Cobain by Chad Channing

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.