Demo Tapes Guide Pre-NIRVANA Demo Tapes

A list of demo tapes recorded, compiled and distributed by Kurt Cobain, 1982-1986. If you have any further information pertaining to items featured or omitted here, please contact us.

Warning about counterfeit material: There is an increasing amount of fake NIRVANA memorabilia on the market — hand-made demo tapes not withstanding — collectors are advised to exercise caution when presented with any such items and to always check the provenance.
Title
Organized Confusion
Tracklist
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Sources
All tracks recorded Dec '82 at the Earl residence.
Notes
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Title
Illiteracy Will Prevail
Tracklist
  1. Sound of Dentage
  2. Bambi Slaughter
  3. Laminated Effect
  4. Spank Thru
  5. Class of 86
  6. Blathers Log
  7. Instra-mental
Sources
All tracks recorded Easter '86 at the Earl residence.
Notes
This tape was given to various friends — including Krist Novoselic — as an invitation to start a band.