A musician by the name of John Purkey has a small collection of cassette tapes that appear to be early demo tapes from Nirvana, given to him by Kurt Cobain himself! Purkey claims that one of these tapes is actually one of the band's first demos EVER!
The audio from the cassettes was uploaded to YouTube and you can give them a listen for yourself below!
This is the first tape Kurt gave to me. Sound quality is not perfect but it's not too bad. It is listenable. Paper cuts sounds a little warbaly at first and that is exactly how it was when Kurt gave it to me. I got used to it.
This is the second of four demos that Kurt game me back between 1988 and 1990
This was the tape he gave me after they recorded songs for what would become Bleach.
Recorded with Chad produced by Butch Vig. I think it is known as the smart studio demo. Kurt started high speed dubbing at the beginning of pay to play. To can hear a slight glitch when he pressed the high speed button.