This is an extraordinarily rare, band-made, band-distributed, demo tape from The Melvins. The artwork is hand-glued to the case, and the labels on the cassette are hand-written, presumably by a member of the band. The back label is torn a bit, but you can still see indentations where song titles had once been written and then crossed out by the band as they reused the tape. There is some general wear, including yellowing on the artwork and case.
The case is cracked in one place, but the crack is mostly visible from the inside. The aforementioned label damage on the back is the most significant issue, but everything really is in very good condition, given the age. I'm pretty sure the songs contained are the same recordings heard on the 26 Songs compilation. Only one side contains music, the other side is blank.
I've fast-forwarded all the way through the blank side to be sure, and nothing's there. The tape has been tested and is in perfect working condition, but please bear in mind that it's a demo, so the sound quality is fairly muddy. I don't think it's degraded much with age, if at all, though. I'm honestly reluctant to let this go, so what you see is basically the "make me sell it" price, but it's negotiable. There may be similar copies out there somewhere, but there can't be very many, and the hand-written labels would essentially make each existing copy one of a kind.
I don't think there's even an entry on Discogs for this, and the chances of coming across another copy seem slim. Your chance to own a true rock history artifact, so feel free to reach out if you have a fair offer in mind.I ncluded is a letter of authenticity from the original owner, explaining the cassette's history. I will also include my own letter so there's a record of ownership, for the sake of provenance. The cassette and case are professionally framed, with U/V protected plexiglass. Please note that the photos were taken prior to framing, and the tape can't be easily removed, as the back of the frame is sealed. I can't guarantee you'll be able to easily reassemble the frame if you decide to take the tape out. Ever Since My Accident / Hugh. The item "The Melvins Demo Tape VERY RARE Make Offer Rock Grunge Sludge Metal Nirvana" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Music\Cassettes". The seller is "mostly*vinyl" and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.