Label: Geffen Records - GED-24504 • Format: CD Compilation, Repress • Genre: Rock • Style: Grunge
Incesticide is a compilation album by the American rock band Nirvana. It consists of their non-album single " Sliver ", B-sidesdemos, outtakes, covers, and radio broadcast recordings. It eventually reached number 39 on the Billboard However, Sub Pop could not match Geffen's distribution network, and the band felt that getting the material maximum exposure was important. At the time, the majority 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. In the book Cobain UnseenCharles R. Cross writes that Kurt Cobain agreed to the release of this compilation because Funerama - Holocaust Action Figures - 29 Dogs was allowed complete control over the album's artwork. Since the songs were Mexican Seafood - Nirvana - Incesticide in different sessions and some were recorded when Nirvana did not have a stable formation, the album includes recordings by four different drummers: Chad ChanningDan PetersDale Croverand Dave Grohl.
The cover art was painted by Cobain,  who is credited as Kurdt Kobain in the liner notes. The front cover prominently displays a poppy, hinting at Cobain's Mexican Seafood - Nirvana - Incesticide with heroin addiction. The first several pressings of the album contained liner notes written by Cobain, including a statement decrying homophobiaracism and misogyny : .
If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us—leave us the fuck alone! Don't come to our shows and don't buy our records.
Versions of the album containing the liner notes by Cobain could be found at record stores as late as Initial copies in the U. The album received generally positive reviews. And harvest some of the money for yourself? Anyway, people might start talking about the music again…"  In a review for AllMusicmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that the song "Aneurysm" was "perhaps the greatest single song the group ever recorded".
All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain except where noted. Song: "Big Long Now". Song: "Stain". Song: "Dive".
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