‘90s heavyweights Nirvana and Sonic Youth will both be reissuing rare EPs for Record Store Day this year. Both EPs were originally made available as tour-only releases.
Nirvana’s Hormoaning EP was sold during their 1992 Australian and Japanese tours. The recording features two originals from the band, including “Aneurysm” and “Even in His Youth,” as well as four covers: Devo’s “Turnaround,” the Wipers’ “D-7,” and the Vaselines’ “Molly’s Lips” and “Son of a Gun.” Several of these tracks were previously re-released as part of the rarities collection Insecticide. The Record Store Day pressing of the 12” will be limited to 4,000 copies.
The similarly-titled Sonic Youth EP Whore’s Moaning was released on their tours of Australia and New Zealand. The front cover features a photocopy of one of Kurt Cobain’s dolls, while the back cover displays an original drawing from the Nirvana frontman. Whore’s Moaning includes a radio edit of “Sugar Kane,” instrumental versions of “The End of the End of the Ugly” and “Tamra,” as well as covers of The New York Dolls’ “Personality Crisis” and Alice Cooper’s “Is It My Body.” Like the Nirvana EP, the Sonic Youth release will also be limited to 4,000 copies.
Record Store Day falls on April 16 this year.