Nirvana's First Recording Contract Placed Online

"Six hundred bucks well spent..."
Nirvana contract

The first recording contract Nirvana signed with Sub Pop has appeared online.

Despite the trauma of their ending, Nirvana's legacy remains undimmed. Kurt Cobain vowed to fuse Black Sabbath with The Beatles, and - by and large - he succeeded.

With the band's final album 'In Utero' set to be re-issued for its 20th anniversary, Sub Pop have been digging through the archives. The Seattle label have uncovered a number nuggets, including Nirvana's first ever recording contract.

It's a humble, photocopied affair, dating from a time when Sub Pop was more ambition than fact. For the initial one year deal, the label agreed to pay Nirvana the rather humble sum of $600 - money which fuelled their debut album 'Bleach'.

Posting the image on Tumblr, the Sub Pop team wrote: "Six hundred bucks well spent-- not that we had it at the time".

Here's the newly unearthed director's cut of 'Heart-Shaped Box'.

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