Track is believed to date back to 1993 or 1994
A previously unheard demo recorded by Nirvana has surfaced online. Stream ‘E-Coli’ below, now.
The song is one of a number of Nirvana demos that have been posted online in recent months. An early version of ‘Sappy‘ leaked online earlier this year while a recording alleged to be a demo tape by Kurt Cobain‘s early band Fecal Matter emerged in August.
‘E-Coli’ was posted anonymously on Reddit and is believed to date back to 1993 or 1994.
Cobain’s pre-Nirvana group formed in 1985, with the grunge musician joined by drummer Greg Hokanson and future Melvins drummer Dale Crover on bass.
This 13-track demo, titled ‘Illiteracy Will Prevail’, is reported to have been recorded during Easter 1986 in Burien, Washington State.
The recording is 58 minutes long and includes an early version of ‘Downer’, which later featured on Nirvana debut ‘Bleach’. Nirvana would also later re-record the track ‘Spank Thru’.
Meanwhile, the soundtrack for recent Kurt Cobain film, Montage Of Heck, will be released in November.
The as-yet-untitled LP is being labelled as a Cobain “solo album” and will feature unheard music from the Nirvana frontman. Director Brett Morgen reportedly sifted through the extensive Cobain archives for home recordings and rare tracks.
The release will include recordings featured in the film, and it has been reported that other unheard material will also be included. Morgen describes the music featured as ranging “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between”. It will also include “a sketch comedy routine”.
Commenting on the soundtrack as a whole, Morgen said: “You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.”