This may be a little frightening if you are of a certain age. It has now been almost twenty-seven years since Nirvana released their first album.
Bleach, a record they recorded over one Christmas break for exactly $606.17, came out on June 15, 1989. They didn’t even have the money to pay for it.
Today I was feeling how old I am. Bleach, Nirvana's first album, came out a decade ago... think about that.— Anthony LaFauce (@lafauce) October 29, 2009
Chad Channing, the band’s drummer at the time, tapped his buddy, Jason Everman for the cash. At the time, they were just another Seattle band.
In that winter’s local music directory, here’s how they were listed–and I’m reading this verbatim: “Nirvana: Gunka, gunka, clank, ahh, plunk, deedle, deedle, wah, eeak, unk.” That was followed by some phone numbers and an address.
I mean, who would have guessed, right?