Demo Tapes Guide

This section documents NIRVANA demo tapes in as much detail as possible.

Mostly hand-made and illustrated by Kurt Cobain himself, these unique items provide fascinating insights into the evolution of the band. Some such tapes are also distinguished by featuring alternate takes or mixes of studio recordings, sometimes in best available sound quality.

This section also contains a page cataloguing what we have been able to deduce so far about the contents of Cobain's 109 cassettes, which is his working collection of self-recorded demos, riffs, rehearsals and other NIRVANA performances, and from which much material from With The Lights Out, Sliver: Best of the Box and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was sourced. aims to keep this document at the cutting edge of the NIRVANA world, so if you have or know of any information that could be incorporated into this document, please do not hesitate to submit it to the authors.


CONTRIBUTORS: Felipe Avila, Daniel Caux, Jim Ellis, Jonathas Formagio, Chris Furlong, Charles Furth, Osty Gale, Nathan Heart, David Hunter, Chris Lawrence, Alex Roberts, Brett Robinson, Erik Sieckman

LAST UPDATED: February 18, 2021