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Australian cover
EP by Nirvana
Released February 5, 1992
Recorded 1990–1991
Genre Grunge
Length 18:51
Language English
Label DGC, Geffen
Producer Dale Griffin, Craig Montgomery
Professional reviews
Nirvana chronology
Nevermind It's an Interview
Japanese cover

Hormoaning is an EP by the American grunge band Nirvana. It was released on February 5, 1992 through DGC Records and Geffen Records. It was released in Australia and Japan only, during the band's tour there.



Four of the songs on Hormoaning are covers which had not been released previously. The remaining two songs are Nirvana originals which previously appeared as b-sides in singles for Nevermind.

"Aneurysm" and "Even in His Youth", two Nirvana originals produced and engineered by Craig Montgomery, also appear as b-sides on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" single. This version of Aneurysm also appears on disc two of With the Lights Out and is different from the version released on Incesticide.

The other four songs are from a Peel Session, recorded for BBC Radio on October 21, 1990.

"Turnaround" (originally by Devo), "Son of a Gun" and "Molly's Lips" (originally by The Vaselines) appear on the Incesticide album.

"D-7" is a cover of The Wipers song and appears on the UK version of the "Lithium" single and later on disc 2 of With the Lights Out in 2004.


In Australia, 15,000 copies were released. 4,000 on burgundy 12" vinyl, 10,000 on CD, and 1,000 on cassette.

In Japan it was released on CD, and later 12" vinyl in large quantities. The two releases have entirely different artwork and as a result, the Australian version is considered rare due to the enduring popularity of the band.

There were only two "official" Japanese Geffen pressings, both on CD with barely noticeable variations in artwork. The Japanese CDs were rushed out without prior consent from the US parent company (note low rent artwork culled from Nevermind) and were subsequently deleted. All Japanese vinyl copies are counterfeit.

Track listing

  1. "Turnaround" (Devo) – 2:21
  2. "Aneurysm" (Cobain/Nirvana) – 4:49
  3. "D-7" (The Wipers) – 3:47
  4. "Son of a Gun" (The Vaselines) – 2:50
  5. "Even in His Youth" (Cobain/Nirvana) – 3:07
  6. "Molly's Lips" (The Vaselines) – 1:53

Sales chart positions

Year Chart Position
1992 Official Australian Albums Chart 2
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart 67[1]


  • Mike Engles – engineering on "Turnaround", "D-7", "Son of a Gun", and "Molly's Lips"
  • Dale Griffin – production on "Turnaround", "D-7", "Son of a Gun", and "Molly's Lips"
  • Fred Kay – engineer on "Turnaround", "D-7", "Son of a Gun", and "Molly's Lips"
  • Craig Montgomery – production, engineer on "Aneurysm" and "Even in His Youth"
  • Andy Wallace – mixing on "Aneurysm" and "Even in His Youth"


  1. ^ (Japanese) "Hormoaning". Oricon. http://www.oricon.co.jp/music/release/d/160611/1/. Retrieved 2009-10-06.  

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