Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach

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Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach
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Compilation album (tribute album) by various artists
ReleasedApril 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)
GenreGrunge, post-hardcore
LabelRobotic Empire
Robotic Empire Nirvana tribute album chronology
Whatever Nevermind
Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach

Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach is a tribute album to Nirvana's 1989 debut album, Bleach, performed by various artists. The album was released by Robotic Empire for Record Store Day on April 16, 2016.[1][2] It also concludes a series Robotic Empire Nirvana tribute albums, which also includes 2014's In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety (a tribute to In Utero) and Whatever Nevermind (a tribute to Nevermind).

Song information[edit]

Love Buzz[edit]

Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green said the band picked "Love Buzz" because it was the first Nirvana song he ever heard and elaborated: "It's simple but hits so hard. I remember listening to it and feeling like 'I could do this' because of how accessible it felt."[2]


Basement vocalist Andrew Fisher said his band picked "School" because of how simple and heavy yet dynamic it was, and elaborated: "We flirted with the idea of trying to make it 'our own' and change it, but because the song is so simple everything we came up with sounded forced and wrong. Instead we thought we'd try our best to do the song justice and so recorded it live and tried to keep it as true to the original as possible."[3]

Paper Cuts[edit]

On their 7-minute-long cover of "Paper Cuts," This Will Destroy You said: "The framework for "Paper Cuts" was a welcomed challenge to work on as the track is already doomy and repetitive. Going slow and low seemed to be the way to put our own stamp on the cover while maintaining the rawness and intensity of the original."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

No.TitlePerformed by[1][2]Length
2."Floyd the Barber"Thou3:07
3."About a Girl"Beach Slang3:29
5."Love Buzz" (Robbie van Leeuwen; originally by Shocking Blue)Circa Survive (feat. Jon Simmons of Balance & Composure)3:40
6."Paper Cuts"This Will Destroy You7:01
7."Negative Creep"Young Widows3:12
8."Scoff"Mean Jeans3:31
9."Swap Meet"Rob Crow's Gloomy Place3:50
10."Mr. Moustache"The Fall of Troy3:17
11."Sifting"Big Hush4:22
12."Big Cheese" (Cobain, Krist Novoselic)Daughters3:34
13."Downer"The Saddest Landscape1:56


  1. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (March 21, 2016). "Nirvana's Bleach Covered By Beach Slang, Pinback's Rob Crow, Thou". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Force, Sarah (March 21, 2016). "Circa Survive cover 'Love Buzz' on Nirvana tribute album (exclusive)". Alternative Press. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Anthony, David (March 29, 2016). "Basement goes back to 'School' for a Nirvana tribute compilation". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Minsker, Evan (April 6, 2016). "This Will Destroy You Cover Nirvana's 'Paper Cuts'". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 6, 2016.

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