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Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Theorist Says Courtney Love Stole His Hair

Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy nut Richard Lee is at it again with his latest insane conspiracy theory. This time, he believes that Courtney Love stole Kurt Cobain’s hair from his body after his death. Read his bizarre press release below.

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“THEY SHAVED HIS HEAD”
SEATTLE JOURNALIST RICHARD LEE RESPONDS TO YESTERDAY’S NEWS ON HIGH-PROFILE AUCTION OF A KURT COBAIN LOCK OF HAIR IN BEVERLY HILLS THIS SATURDAY

“To all appearances, Julien’s Auctions is in the clear as far as any direct knowledge of selling stolen property in their auction of Kurt Cobain’s lock of hair this week,” says Seattle journalist Richard Lee, who made headlines in July with his legal efforts to force release of long-suppressed police photographs of Cobain’s crime scene. “On the other hand,” he continues, “this is an industry which is not known for being overly careful about firmly establishing rights of ownership. For example, this week another auction house is selling the license plates from the limousine in which John Kennedy was killed, which is obviously a part of the crime scene itself, and not something which should ever have been casually discarded, as is claimed.

“This lock of Cobain’s hair may have been separated from his corpse’s scalp in the commission of very serious crimes, the details of which are not entirely clear, but the basics of which are known to me, and others,“ Lee says. “In February of 2003, Courtney Love briefly posted a 1,221-word narrative describing the mutilation of Kurt Cobain’s corpse and theft of his body parts by personnel of the King County Medical Examiner and the Bleitz Funeral Home. In more than a month of investigation, I established that there was an undeniable body of circumstantial evidence arguing that Courtney Love was describing criminal acts which did in some way actually occur, constituting gross misdemeanor crimes under the Revised Code of Washington.”

Lee says, “The most likely source for the hair at auction this Saturday is that it came from the criminal act of shearing Cobain’s head in what Courtney Love describes as a videotaped series of crimes at the funeral home. When I first read the words in her narrative, ‘they shaved his head,’ the immediate thought I had was that this would comprise a bumper crop of hundreds of thousands of articles of Cobain’s actual body, which could be skillfully marketed to produce many millions in revenues. Just think in terms of something like a $100 CD box set that contains a section of hair, and you see the potential for perhaps the most profitable record release ever. Composers’ hair relics have been on the market for centuries, and even today, eBay has an exception allowing for hair to be sold from celebrities, dead or alive.” According to this week’s reports, Courtney Love supplied the hair to a doll maker after Cobain’s death.

“How or why the horrific crimes to Cobain’s corpse came about has a great deal to do with Courtney Love, who has never described the chain of possession or recovery of the hair stolen at the funeral home,” Lee says. “The obvious motive for such a crime is to have the hair for its commercial value, and who would be in the best position to exploit its potential other than Courtney Love? And yet, imagine the suspicion that would fall upon her if Courtney Love had shown up with shears in hand, ready to harvest the golden locks herself? It is very convenient for her that the deed was done by others, and from there she might demand its return. Of course, she has never clarified her original narrative of the crimes, or described any efforts to recover Cobain’s stolen body parts.”

Lee concludes, “It should be noted that despite my considerable efforts to pressure an investigation in 2003, nothing was ever initiated by authorities, and in fact the person who should have ordered an investigation into the county personnel misconduct, then King County Executive Ron Sims, was recently a key member of the panel that recommended Seattle’s new police chief, who to all appearances intends to continue the long and heinous practice of covering-up evidence in the Cobain murder.

“In case you have a blunted sense of irony, please notice that in my ongoing lawsuit to win release of the crime scene photos, the City of Seattle is firmly partnered-up with Courtney Love to keep the public from knowing the truth, with her sworn declaration as an integral part of their legal argument. When has this ever happened before, involving a party suspected by millions of people of being involved in a murder?”

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Kurt Cobain’s Hair Is Being Sold

Kurt Cobain’s vintage cardigan he wore on MTV Unplugged in 1993 is being auctioned at a starting bid of $25,000, while a small lock of his hair is being sold at a starting bid of $4000. Frances Bean Cobain has a creepy doll made with locks of her father’s hair, with the leftover hair being sold. Below is the description of the Cobain hair auction:

A lock of Kurt Cobain’s hair given to doll maker and comic artist Dame Darcy by Courtney Love. In a comic book style letter of authenticity, Darcy explains that in the 1990s she sold her handmade dolls in the back of her comic book Meat Cake. Love became a client and commissioned a doll for her daughter Frances using Cobain’s hair. This lock was the hair that remained once the doll was made. Accompanied by both a black and white and inked copy of the letter of authenticity.

Below is the auction for Cobain’s vintage cardigan:

A vintage green cardigan sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1993. The Manhattan brand sweater is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket, size medium. The sweater was obtained from a close friend of the Cobain family. A signed letter of authenticity and provenance from the Cobain family friend will be provided to the winning bidder.

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Nirvana Borrowed ‘Come As You Are’ Riff From Another Band, Claims Frontman

There has been quite a bit of talk over the years that the guitar riff of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” bears some resemblance to an earlier tune by Killing Joke, “Eighties.” While recently interviewing JK singer Jaz Coleman for the Songfacts site, the subject of the lyrical inspiration behind “Eighties” came up, for which he responded:

We wrote that song in Geneva and it’s kind of an interesting story about it, because we played in a squat – we did two nights in this fallout shelter in Geneva that became sort of a legend in Switzerland. It’s funny, because in 1983, we were going through Switzerland, and the promoter said, “Do you want to stay at a Hilton Hotel or would you want to stay in this seven-bedroom farmhouse, where this couple will cook for you?”

So we took the latter option, and had such a good time there. What transpired is the next morning, I said to this couple, “Can I come back to this house again, to do some writing? I’ve had such a good time here.” And they were very kind and said, “You could.” After the tour, I got a flight back to Geneva, and went to this wonderful house again, and of course, Raven [Paul Raven, Killing Joke bass player at the time] was there – he’d done the same thing! [Laughs] So a new chapter started in Switzerland.

That song I remember was written in the house, and I still live in that house. I’ve still got a room in that house. That song was written upstairs.

That song, of course, became “Come As You Are” for Nirvana. I think of the repercussions of that song and how I went upstairs to the little room where Geordie had his amp. I remember when he knocked that riff out, it was so memorable, it kind of embodied everything that was happening at that time.

And at that time, I was reading Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Coming Race, and that line is in the song: “I’m in love with the coming race.” So it was looking forward to the trans-human future that is upon us now.

Killing Joke recently issued their 16th studio effort overall, Pylon, and will be launching a U.S. tour early next year.

Kurt Cobain Sings About Not Selling Records & Smoking Hash In New Punk Rocker

Edited by Brett Buchanan

Kurt Cobain’s Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will be released next month, and it features an unreleased song called “Rehash.” “Rehash” sounds like Henry Rollins era Black Flag thrash-style with a heavy guitar riff and heavy screams, while the chorus (Rehash, Rehash) doesn’t sound at all like Cobain’s regular vocals. It’s clearly an in-development idea, as Cobain recites where he wants the solo, by orally saying: “Solo” as he plays the riff, over and over again. While the sound quality makes it hard to guarantee that all of these lyrics are correct, this is my stab at them from what I heard, with some missing.

“Rehash” lyrics:

I tried out for the high school band
then I tried to join the crowd
My records didn’t sell
Now I keep them very healthy in my cellar what do you want?
????
????
????
????

Chorus:

Rehash x 15

Post Chorus/ Bridge( ?) :

Playin’ in a Bar Band
Playin in a bar band
Playin in a bar band
Thank God I’m not bland
Playin in a bar band
playing in a bar band
Thank God I’m not bland
Playin’ in a bar band

Rehash x 15
OH!!!

Kurt’s speaking voice: “Solo”

“Solo”

“Solo”
“Solo”
“Solo”

“Chorus”
“Chorus”

Rehash x13
“Smoke hash”

Check out the lyrics to other unreleased Kurt Cobain tracks from Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings on Alternative Nation’s articles on “She Only Lies” and the new version of “Do Re Mi.” Also read our in-depth track by track review of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings.

Kurt Cobain Sings ‘I Really Hate Her’ In New Song ‘She Only Lies’

Edited by Brett Buchanan

Kurt Cobain’s Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will be released next month, and it features an unreleased song called “She Only Lies.” It is a haunting song, with dark lyrics alluding to guilt and self-condemnation, along with shame towards the other person. This could’ve easily been another song by Nirvana, with such a great bass-line. While the sound quality makes it hard to guarantee that all of these lyrics are correct, this is my stab at them from what I heard, with some missing.

“She Only Lies”

She only lies
Just to save my feelings
I cry inside
Just to make to her feel good
I hold inside
Guilt that isn’t real in
I find the lie
Just to burn my eyes

Oh, Oh

She only lies
Just to save my feelings
I only cry
Just to make her feel guilty
I cry inspite
Just to save my reasons
I know its right
Cause i wont hurt to die…
I love her
Oh i really hate her
And i know that you will hate her too
If you were given half the chance at all

I’ll definitely be listening to Kurt Cobain’s Home Recordings, not just for historical value, but as it was intended: as a way to get inside Kurt’s mind and listen how he composes songs the way he does. It feels exactly like you’re in the room with Kurt, as he’s practicing the chords, tuning the guitar, or just goofing off with one of his voices for comedy. In conclusion, Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings (Deluxe Ed.) is exactly what any hardcore Nirvana/ Kurt Cobain fan would love, to understand the creative process – along with the film, of Kurt Cobain. 5/5 Stars.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will follow on December 4, 2015. In addition, a 7-inch single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20, 2015.

Read Alternative Nation’s full review of Kurt Cobain’s Home Recordings by clicking here.

Kurt Cobain Contemplates Afterlife In Chilling Final Recording

Edited by Brett Buchanan

Kurt Cobain’s Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will be released next month, and it features a new version of “Do Re Mi” from March 1994. The track is one of Cobain’s last known home recordings, and this new version features different lyrics. While the sound quality makes it hard to guarantee that all of these lyrics are correct, this is my stab at them from what I heard, with some missing.

Wish me was
Wish me twice
She’s reflamed beside you
Youuuu x 5
Wants me me gone
Right now I know that I need
Dreaming
Dream
Dreaming
Like a man
I complain
To see thee
….
…..
…..
Finally have to see me
Judge dear god
What I know
I wish I could see me

Sunken back into your dream
Stretch me down
Fuck me up
I wish I was greeting
Let me lie
I wish I might
I wish I could
screaming

Greet me some day
And I will fall
And I will call
And greet thee
(repeated Greet thee)

Drag me down
And finally I’m gone…
…..

Praise god…

I had the privilege of receiving and reviewing an advance copy of the upcoming Kurt Cobain album Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings album for Alternative Nation. It’s basic, low-fi, and stripped down to the bare bones. It’s raw! The album jumps straight into Cobain’s psyche. From the opening strumming and mumbles on “The Yodel Song,” to the ever-angelic, elongated, work-in-progress take of “Do Re Mi,” the album is a trip inside of Cobain’s creative process.  It even features a track that easily could have been a Nirvana pop hit.

Sound collage experiments like “Montage of Kurt I” & II,” “Kurt’s Audio Collage,” “Scream,” and “Kurt’s Ambiance” provide a sonic representation of what was written in Cobain’s journals. This is where noise rock experimental influences like William S. Burroughs (Kurt had read Naked Lunch after getting it in a bookstall in London while on tour), Sonic Youth, and Scratch Acid are evident.

The spoken-word comedy bits like the satirical advertisement for the “Capitol Lake Jam Commercial,” “Rhesus Monkey,” “Sea Monkeys,” “Underground Celebritism,” as well as “Aberdeen,” and “Beans” show the foray of Kurt’s genius at work, merging music with comedy.

Instrumental pieces like “Reverb Experiment,” with its intense feedback, sounds like an end-type jam at a Nirvana gig, as well as a homage to the Melvins. “Retreat,” “Letters To Frances,” and “The Happy Guitar” show off other styles of guitar playing that Kurt didn’t show off in live performances with his band Nirvana. This is a new kind of Kurt Cobain, as you’ve never heard him before.

The album also features acoustic demos of 5 songs, that would later be released on subsequent Nirvana albums, both live, and in the studio (“Been A Son,” “Scoff,” “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle,” “Sappy,” “Something In the Way”).

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Super Deluxe Edition and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression.

You can read Alternative Nation’s full review of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings by clicking here.

Courtney Love Was Asked To Appear In Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracy Film

Soaked in Bleach director Benjamin Statler recently told TheMusic.com.au that he asked Courtney Love to appear in his Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy docudrama.

When asked whether there was anyone Statler contacted that he would’ve liked to feature in Soaked In Bleak, but who refused, he laughingly admits, “Courtney Love… I invited her. She didn’t respond, actually. Well, she didn’t respond until her attorney sent me cease and desist letters in 2014 after I released the first trailer.” When Soaked In Bleach was being released, Love also sent cease and desist letters to the distributors and then “to every theatre that showed the movie”. “So I haven’t heard anything since and there was never follow-up on any of those threats,” Statler continues. “And same with the previous 20 years… From the time he first went public, anybody that gave Tom a platform — a radio show et cetera — every time that platform would get threatened by her cadre of attorneys, but never once did they follow through. And he promised them that they won’t, because he knows that they know that if they follow through and sue something that Tom Grant is party to he gets to put Courtney on the stand to post her in court. And that’s just as powerful as reopening the case. And that’s why he wants her to sue him.”

Review: New Kurt Cobain Album Has Raw Hits

Edited by Brett Buchanan

I had the privilege of receiving and reviewing an advance copy of the upcoming Kurt Cobain album Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings album for Alternative Nation. It’s basic, low-fi, and stripped down to the bare bones. It’s raw! The album jumps straight into Cobain’s psyche. From the opening strumming and mumbles on “The Yodel Song,” to the ever-angelic, elongated, work-in-progress take of “Do Re Mi,” the album is a trip inside of Cobain’s creative process.  It even features a track that easily could have been a Nirvana pop hit.

Sound collage experiments like “Montage of Kurt I” & II,” “Kurt’s Audio Collage,” “Scream,” and “Kurt’s Ambiance” provide a sonic representation of what was written in Cobain’s journals. This is where noise rock experimental influences like William S. Burroughs (Kurt had read Naked Lunch after getting it in a bookstall in London while on tour), Sonic Youth, and Scratch Acid are evident.

The spoken-word comedy bits like the satirical advertisement for the “Capitol Lake Jam Commercial,” “Rhesus Monkey,” “Sea Monkeys,” “Underground Celebritism,” as well as “Aberdeen,” and “Beans” show the foray of Kurt’s genius at work, merging music with comedy.

Instrumental pieces like “Reverb Experiment,” with its intense feedback, sounds like an end-type jam at a Nirvana gig, as well as a homage to the Melvins. “Retreat,” “Letters To Frances,” and “The Happy Guitar” show off other styles of guitar playing that Kurt didn’t show off in live performances with his band Nirvana. This is a new kind of Kurt Cobain, as you’ve never heard him before.

The album also features acoustic demos of 5 songs, that would later be released on subsequent Nirvana albums, both live, and in the studio (“Been A Son,” “Scoff,” “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle,” “Sappy,” “Something In the Way”).

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Super Deluxe Edition and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression.

Track by Track

“The Yodel Song” – Starts off with a bit of mumbling, and then a chord progression, with mumbles/yodeling over the top. Recorded circa 1986 – 1988.

“Been A Son (Early Demo)”– Acoustic demo, with alternate lyrics, where Cobain first performs the song on guitar, and then performs the bass part.

“What More Can I Say?”– An acoustic/electric song, that was added in the limited theatrical re-release of the film in August 2015. Clocking in at 3 minutes, it’s a very formulaic song, and would’ve easily fit within the Nirvana repertoire in 1993/1994.

“1988 Capitol Lake Jam Commercial” – Cobain’s satirical and comedic take on the then-upcoming Capitol Lake Jam, using a multitude of voices. One was heard in “Beans” (the With The Lights Out Version), as well as another deeper voice.

“The Happy Guitar” is an instrumental that sounds like a theme from a 60’s television series set in Hawaii. This was first released on the Outcesticide bootleg series in 1994, under the title “Black and White Blues” (made by Bootleggers) albeit in inferior quality.

“Montage Of Kurt I” –  Vocal experimentation featuring Kurt satirically talking about, among other things: Bong water, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and other weird vocal abnormalities. It ends with weird squeaks from baby toys and guitar/pedal feedback.

“Beans” – From a recording in 1987/1988. Cobain uses his “chipmunk” voice again, as also featured within the 1988 Capitol Lake Jam track, as well as others.  First released on the Outcesticide III: The Final Solution bootleg, albeit in inferior quality. Released again in 2004, on With The Lights Out. This is a sonic upgrade, and could be an alternate take/mix of the “song.”

“Burn The Rain” – Speculated to be recorded somewhere from 1987 – 1988, as evidenced on the tape that: “she’s not home right now” part in the Montage Of Heck film, where this comes from. At this time, Kurt was dating Tracy Marander.

“Clean Up Before She Comes (Early Demo)” – An earlier take of the song, than the one released on With The Lights Out. From c. 1987/1988 based on research provided by www.LiveNirvana.com.

“Reverb Experiment” – An instrumental piece of guitar feedback/distortion, with an over-use of the Polychorus reverb effects pedal. It sounds like an ode to both his contemporaries (The Melvins and Butthole Surfers) as well as a homage to The Grateful Dead’s long exploratory “Space” segments of their later shows.

“Montage Of Kurt II” – Another spoken audio collage of everything from bong water, to pieces from what we knew as “Beans” (those voices were first heard in “Beans” (With the Lights Out,2004) although this is an extended version of said “skit.”

“Rehash” sounds like Henry Rollins era Black Flag thrash-style with a heavy guitar riff and heavy screams, while the chorus (Rehash, Rehash) doesn’t sound at all like Cobain’s regular vocals. It’s clearly an in-development idea, as Cobain recites where he wants the solo, by orally saying:  “Solo” as he plays the riff, over and over again.

“You Can’t Change Me/Burn My Britches/Something In The Way (Early Demo)” – A 3-song segue, which Brett Morgen has described as a “Punk Opera.” It really is an epic, in every sense of the word. From the start of the verse of “You Can’t Change Me,” sounding very thrashesque, and then segueing into the grungy “Burn My Britches.” The segue then softly decrescendos to a slow, but heavy, version of “Something In The Way” (akin to the BBC version mixed with the Boombox Rehearsal version, if both didn’t have drums. (both versions were released on Nevermind 20th). This version of “Something in The Way,” sounds as if Cobain is close to tears (like the Boombox’s final verse/chorus segment).

“Scoff (Early Demo)” – A Quick run-through of what seems to be the first ever recording of the song, released later on, on the album “Bleach

“Aberdeen” is the story of Cobain rehearsing his narrative of story-telling; a story about having sexual intercourse with a mentally disabled girl in his early teens. This has been disproven as being a true story by Buzz Osbourne, Kurt’s close friend and mentor in his early days of playing music, and was only another example of his dark sense of humor.

“Bright Smile” – Cobain uses his falsetto voice here to sing this almost 2-minute song, with an electric guitar underneath the vocals. The lyrics “Bright smile” are repeated throughout until the final “Smile” is yelled at the end.

“Underground Celebritism” – A short 28-second audio snippet of Kurt rhyming off about “underground celebration” which seems to be about not selling out, while he plays a little riff underneath the vocals.

“Retreat” – A 2-minute instrumental piece, with Cobain’s vocals breathing to end the track.

“Desire” – A standout acoustic number, running at 2 minutes and 27-seconds long. If this was worked on anymore, it could’ve been a hit. With the leading chorus of “Desire” repeated twice, and the riff afterwards before the second verse, it could’ve been another poppy acoustic hit.

“And I Love Her” – An acoustic rendition of the Fab Four’s ’64 hit. Recorded approximately in late 1993/early 1994.

“Sea Monkeys” – Spoken word audio of Kurt talking about Sea Monkeys…. Tower Records… and Paula Abdul.

“Sappy” – A new upgraded mix, from the version that was released unofficially on the “Outcesticide” bootleg series. A raw, stripped, acoustic version of the song that would eventually end up, electrically and more Nirvana-ized on the No Alternative Compilation in 1993.

“Letters To Frances” – A bright, and mellow 2-minute instrumental piece, written for his daughter, alternating from light strums, to a heavier strumming pattern/tone near the end.

“Scream” – A 32-second montage of wails layered with static, with Kurt using a pitch-shifter at the end for his screaming.

“Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle”
– An acoustic 4 minute demo of the In Utero track, with some alternate lyrics.

“Kurt Ambiance” is just what one would believe it to be. It’s nothing more than static through the cassette player.

“She Only Lies” – A haunting song, with dark lyrics alluding to guilt and self-condemnation, along with shame towards the other person. This could’ve easily been another song by Nirvana, with such a great bass-line.

“Kurt Audio Collage” – A 24-second audio collage of birds chirping, water flowing, and some signal interference near the end.

“Poison’s Gone” – An acoustic song clocking in at 2 minutes, with similar subject matter to “She Only Lies.”

“Rhesus Monkey” – One more of Kurt’s spoken word comedy skits, using various voices.

“Do Re Mi” (Medley) – The grandiose finale of the Deluxe Edition, of one of Kurt’s final recordings (recorded just 3 weeks before his death). By the end of the take, at over 10 minutes, Kurt’s voice is shrill, and cracking.

For historical value of the insight into Cobain’s process of crafting songs from his early, pre-Nirvana days, to his final months, this is essential listening for any fan of Cobain, as well as anyone whom may be a fan of Nirvana.

Verdict:

I’ll definitely be listening to this, not just for historical value, but as it was intended: as a way to get inside Kurt’s mind and listen how he composes songs the way he does. It feels exactly like you’re in the room with Kurt, as he’s practicing the chords, tuning the guitar, or just goofing off with one of his voices for comedy. In conclusion, Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings (Deluxe Ed.) is exactly what any hardcore Nirvana/ Kurt Cobain fan would love, to understand the creative process – along with the film, of Kurt Cobain.  5/5 Stars.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will follow on December 4, 2015. In addition, a 7-inch single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20, 2015. Cobain_MOH_DLX_RGB

Is New Album Exploiting Kurt Cobain?

Kurt Cobain has been in the headlines a lot this year, with the Montage of Heck documentary premiering on HBO and the murder conspiracy docudrama Soaked in Bleach coming out this year. While it’s been debated for years on if Kurt Cobain has been exploited by various people for profit since his 1994 suicide, the upcoming Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings release featuring previously unheard Kurt Cobain home recordings has sparked a new debate in the Nirvana fanbase. Is the album exploiting Kurt, and would Kurt have wanted this material released?

Below is Alternative Nation reporters Brett Buchanan, Mike Mazzarone, Jeff Gorra, and Doug McCausland’s take on the release of the album, and also a telling quote from Kurt Cobain himself on his unreleased recordings.

Brett Buchanan: I think the $150 deluxe edition is ridiculous price wise, the only issue I personally have with the project is the exploitation of fans who have to buy everything Nirvana related with that price. Charging $30 for a CD/digital only deluxe edition with every song would make a lot more sense, with a pricier version with all of the separate goodies on a higher price tier. I think it’s cool that there is some previously unheard material coming out, it keeps Kurt’s memory alive much better than the endless bullshit murder conspiracy theories.

When it comes to the debate on the release of the material, I can see both sides. Kurt may not have wanted some of these to come out, but on the other hand, Frances has been involved in the ‘Montage of Heck’ project the whole way through, and as Kurt’s only child, it’s really up to her as to what will happen. We’ve also seen similar stuff like this happen with other deceased artists, with ‘new’ albums from Michael Jackson and Tupac being dragged out for years. It’s the music ‘business,’ and the bottom line is unreleased Kurt Cobain recordings are good for business. At least they’re not recording “Do Re Mi” with the guy from Puddle of Mudd on vocals (that will be on the 2027 Nirvana 40th anniversary box set).

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Mike Mazzarone: Is it really exploitation when it’s lost, never before heard material from Cobain? Perhaps calling it a ‘solo album’ and releasing it as an ‘album’ is a bit much, but I think we have a bit of thin line of exploitation and paying tribute to Cobain and his fans by giving those said fans this new material. I think Cobain’s followers deserve to hear this. Was With The Lights Out exploitation? I don’t think so.

We see post-humorous releases all the time. It’s really nothing new.

Jeff Gorra: My thoughts are — it’s perplexing to me as to why all of this now? There was a box set in 2004 – With The Lights Out, if this was intended to be released or something for the diehard Nirvana fan, that could have been the time. It’s hard not to think of it as exploiting to some degree, but I think people will always be fascinated in the mystery of who really was Kurt Cobain.

Doug McCausland: I find the release of his private journals to be more offensive than the release of music he wanted the world to hear. It’s obviously exploitive because, in the end, it’s lining the pockets of wealthy people who probably didn’t know Kurt, but I also think the fans deserve to hear the songs.

Kurt Cobain (March 1992 Flipside Interview): When embarrassing things come out, like stuff I’ve done in my basement on a 2-track or a boombox that are basically just unwritten songs or pieces of songs…when those come out it’s really embarrassing and it frustrates me.

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Nirvana Bassist Talks ‘Beautiful’ Kurt Cobain Dreams, Grunge Being Feminine

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic appeared on Fox Business’ Kennedy on Wednesday. Kennedy, who hosted MTV’s Alternative Nation in the 90’s, asked Novoselic about Grunge’s impact on the music industry and how it killed hair metal. Alternative Nation transcribed Novoselic’s comments.

“Things flipped like day and night. You had the hair metal bands, they had these really soft features and fluffy hair.”

Kennedy added, “Like Chris Cornell, great metal voice.”

Novoselic responded, “I love Chris, but Soundgarden wasn’t like a hair metal band. They had these soft physical features, but this macho bravado. Then Grunge rock came out, and we had facial hair and flannel shirts, but feminine sensibilities.”

Kennedy also asked Novoselic if he still dreams about Kurt Cobain. Novoselic described the dreams, “I do. It’s beautiful, it’s just loving. You know when you lose somebody, and you see them in a dream, and you just feel all this love, it’s nice.”

He also discussed Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

“I think if Bernie Sanders gets elected, we might have Sanka, but that’s his charm, he’s like the uncle who drank Sanka. Bernie Sanders is cool, I’m concerned about the position he takes on Citizens United vs. FEC.”

“First of all, it’s a very cynical title. You have someone like Bernie Sanders, standing in front of a crowd of 14,000 people, and he’s disparaging the term ‘citizens united.’ The last I checked citizens united, coming together, is a good thing.”

Kurt Cobain Deluxe Album Tracklisting Featuring ‘Sea Monkeys’ and ‘Scream’

The tracklisting for the deluxe edition of Kurt Cobain’s Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings has been released.

1. “The Yodel Song”
2. “Been a Son (Early Demo)”
3. “What More Can I Say”
4. “1988 Capitol Lake Jam Commercial”
5. “The Happy Guitar”
6. “Montage of Kurt”
7. “Beans”
8. “Burn the Rain”
9. “Clean Up Before She Comes (Early Demo)”
10. “Reverb Experiment”
11. “Montage of Kurt II”
12. “Rehash”
13. “You Can’t Change Me/Burn My Britches/Something in the Way (Early Demo)
14. “Scoff (Early Demo)”
15. “Aberdeen”
16. “Bright Smile”
17. “Underground Celebritism”
18. “Retreat”
19. “Desire”
20. “And I Love Her”
21. “Sea Monkeys”
22. “Sappy (Early Demo)”
23. “Letters to Frances”
24. “Scream”
25. “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle (Demo)”
26. “Kurt Ambiance”
27. “She Only Lies”
28. “Kurt Audio Collage”
29 . “Poison’s Gone”
30. “Rhesus Monkey”
31. “Do Re Mi (Medley)”

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD. The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

More Unreleased Kurt Cobain Song Titles Revealed

The titles to three more unreleased Kurt Cobain tracks have been revealed.

“Burn the Rain”
“Retreat”
“What More Can I Say”

The tracks are rumored to appear on the deluxe edition of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, set for release on November 13th. Below is the tracklist for the standard edition:

1. The Yodel Song
2. Been A Son
3. The Happy Guitar
4. Clean Up Before She Comes
5. Reverb Experiment
6. You Can’t Change Me/Burn My Britches/Something In The Way
7. Scoff
8. Desire
9. And I Love Her
10. Sappy
11. Letters To Frances
12. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
13. She Only Lies

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD. The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

Listen To Kurt Cobain 1988 Demo From New Album

With the world waiting in anticipation, the powers that be have brought us a track from the Montage of Heck soundtrack, to be released on November 6th. The soundtrack will feature largely unreleased material. However, this version of “Sappy” is nothing unreleased.

This version of “Sappy”, although much different and noticeably slower and quieter, this version can be found on bootlegs occasionally as “Sad”, because the song has a much sadder tone than the other known versions of “Sappy”.

Below is the rumored tracklisting for the standard 13-track edition of the soundtrack and details on different editions:

Alternative Nation has tracked down the tracklisting for Kurt Cobain’s new solo album Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, set for release on November 13th.

1. The Yodel Song
2. Been A Son
3. The Happy Guitar
4. Clean Up Before She Comes
5. Reverb Experiment
6. You Can’t Change Me/Burn My Britches/Something In The Way
7. Scoff
8. Desire
9. And I Love Her
10. Sappy
11. Letters To Frances
12. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
13. She Only Lies

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD. The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

 

 

New Kurt Cobain Album Tracklisting Featuring “Letters To Frances”

Alternative Nation has tracked down the tracklisting for Kurt Cobain’s new solo album Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, set for release on November 13th.

1. The Yodel Song
2. Been A Son
3. The Happy Guitar
4. Clean Up Before She Comes
5. Reverb Experiment
6. You Can’t Change Me/Burn My Britches/Something In The Way
7. Scoff
8. Desire
9. And I Love Her
10. Sappy
11. Letters To Frances
12. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
13. She Only Lies

Below is the rumored artwork.

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4, 2015.  In addition, a 7-inch Single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20th.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD.  The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

The documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens.  Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Brett Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain’s family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain’s personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.

The title, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, of which there are two versions; one is about thirty-six minutes long and the other about eight-minutes long. Several of the film’s scenes were animated by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing. The film was co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, also internationally billed as Cobain: Montage of Heck, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in theaters across the globe by Universal Pictures and premiered on television in the United States in May, following a limited theatrical run. Following its initial global success, ABRAMORAMA re-launched Brett Morgen’s critically acclaimed documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck in select theaters across the country on August 7th.

Unreleased 1987 Nirvana Songs Leak

Several previously unreleased Nirvana songs from a summer 1987 rehearsal at Kurt Cobain’s home have surfaced. The rehearsal featured a mixture of previously heard Nirvana tracks, and unreleased songs. Aaron Burckhard played drums on the tracks.











Several unreleased Nirvana tracks leaked online a couple of months ago, including several alternate takes, alternate mixes, and demos. The standout is the Sound City version of “Sappy.” The band took another stab at recording “Sappy” at Sound City. Cobain played lead guitar while attempting to sing one live scratch vocal. He also made one formal vocal pass. After overdubbing the lead fuzz guitar with his Rat pedal, Cobain laid down his guitar and walked straight into the control room. I don’t want to do this, he insisted. I’m not into this song right now. So let’s leave it. The song is in a different key to that of previously recorded versions, it opens without instrumental intro and features a few lyrical changes, the guitar solo is also subtly different.

There is also an instrumental version of “Heart Shaped Box” with an alternate extended guitar solo that is significantly different from the album version. It was recorded in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, MN

“Verse Chorus Verse (Alt. Take 1991)” is another leaked track. It was recorded in May-June, 1991 at Sound City Studios, in Van Nuys, CA. The band recorded this track live, with Cobain providing a scratch vocal. Cobain then overdubbed three guitars to complement the bass and drums. Although the song was finished instrumentally, Cobain never recorded a formal lead vocal part.

A previously unreleased 8 minute Nirvana jam that is reportedly from 1993 or 1994 also leaked. The song features a droning riff and vocals from Cobain that are tough to hear about 3 minutes in. Cobain starts screaming 5 minutes in, and there are definite similarities to “Scentless Apprentice.” The song ends with a clip of an advertisement where a man says: ‘[they] harken back to the days when needles were big, and prices were small.’ The exact date or source of the recording is unknown to Alternative Nation.

Kurt Cobain Plays Unreleased Jam At 1993 Soundcheck

Pierre Leroy has shared a previously unreleased video on LiveNirvana.com’s forums of Nirvana rehearsing before their January 23, 1993 performance at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After Nirvana rehearses, Kurt Cobain comes back out and plays a 50 second improvised jam.

0:00 Scentless Apprentice (cuts in)
4:16 Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
9:09 Jam (Kurt solo)

Setlist:
L’Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Georges Bizet cover) (Telephone Line by ELO intro)
School
Drain You
Breed
Sliver
In Bloom
Come as You Are
Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)
Possibilities (The Viletones cover) (Jam session)
Lithium
Polly
About a Girl
Smells Like Teen Spirit (with Flea) (Playing trumpet)
On a Plain
Negative Creep
Been a Son
Blew
Heart-Shaped Box
Scentless Apprentice

Encore:
Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith cover) (Jam)
Dive
Lounge Act
Aneurysm
Territorial Pissings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4, 2015.  In addition, a 7-inch Single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20th.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD.  The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

The documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens.  Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Brett Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain’s family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain’s personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.

The title, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, of which there are two versions; one is about thirty-six minutes long and the other about eight-minutes long. Several of the film’s scenes were animated by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing. The film was co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, also internationally billed as Cobain: Montage of Heck, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in theaters across the globe by Universal Pictures and premiered on television in the United States in May, following a limited theatrical run. Following its initial global success, ABRAMORAMA re-launched Brett Morgen’s critically acclaimed documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck in select theaters across the country on August 7th.

Nirvana’s Full First Show From 1987 Leaks

A higher quality version of Nirvana’s first March 1987 concert has leaked on Nirvana’s Reddit from mynameis_elmo, which was uploaded to this link. The concert took place at 17 Nussbaum Road in Raymond, Washington, and featured the following setlist:

Downer (Soundcheck)
Aero Zeppelin
If You Must
Heartbreaker (jam)
How Many More Times (jam)
Mexican Seafood
Pen Cap Chew
Spank Thru
Hairspray Queen Fake start
Hairspray Queen

MJ Pokkula, the daughter of Tony Pakulla, has shared previously unseen photos from Nirvana’s first ever show from March 1987. The concert took place at 17 Nussbaum Road in Raymond, Washington at a house party. Tony Poukkula lived in the house and played second guitar on at least the two Led Zeppelin jams. The main Nirvana lineup was Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Aaron Burckhard. Pokkula’s daughter tweeted, “My Dad went to high school with Kurt and played with him before he got big.”

nirvanalive1987

Greg Prato interviewed Nirvana author Nick Soulsby in April for Alternative Nation, and Soulsby discussed Nirvana’s first show.

“I enjoyed recounting the story of Nirvana’s first show entirely through their then manager Ryan Aigner plus Tony Poukkula and Duke Harner from the band Black Ice who lived in the house in Raymond where it took place. They made it really personal, this sense of Nirvana having to be railroaded into playing, then being jumpy and nervous performing.”

According to Nirvana Guide, Kurt Cobain reported that Nirvana played Flipper’s “Sex Bomb” for 30 to 60 minutes at their first show, but this was probably one of Kurt’s fabrications. Before “Hairspray Queen,” Kurt sang a few lines of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence.”

New Kurt Cobain Album Features 31 Songs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4, 2015.  In addition, a 7-inch Single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20th.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD.  The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

The documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens.  Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Brett Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain’s family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain’s personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.

The title, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, of which there are two versions; one is about thirty-six minutes long and the other about eight-minutes long. Several of the film’s scenes were animated by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing. The film was co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, also internationally billed as Cobain: Montage of Heck, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in theaters across the globe by Universal Pictures and premiered on television in the United States in May, following a limited theatrical run. Following its initial global success, ABRAMORAMA re-launched Brett Morgen’s critically acclaimed documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck in select theaters across the country on August 7th.

New Kurt Cobain Beatles Cover To Be Released As Single

A new Kurt Cobain single will be released on November 20th, featuring Cobain’s cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” with a B-side of the 4-track demo of “Sappy” from 1988. You can pre-order the 7 inch vinyl by clicking here.

After reports of a tentative September release, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen has revealed to Deadline that the new Kurt Cobain solo album will be released on the same day as the DVD of the film

“It will come out November 6th, the same day as the DVD release.”

While digging into Cobain’s archives, Morgen expected to find some undiscovered gems, but not only did he discover spoken word audio of Kurt recounting his own teenage suicide attempt, but “hours upon hours of never before heard Cobain music.”

How did it feel to hold the objects of such worldwide fanatical interest in his hands? “I could not possibly understand how this existed and nobody had encountered it before,” Morgen said.

Billboard recently reported that a previously unreleased Kurt Cobain demo would be added to the August 7th theatrical release of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Director Brett Morgen refused to reveal when in the film the track would appear due to fear of fans filming it with their cell phones, but he did reveal that Cobain sings in a Beach Boysesque falsetto. The song doesn’t have a name, but was likely recorded in 1991 because it appears on a tape “on which he was also working on ‘Old Age,'” which was written during the Nevermind sessions and later rewritten and recorded by Courtney Love and her band Hole.

The lyrics in the track are unclear but it sounds like Cobain sings “Wonder how I breathe” and “I’m a bad man.” There are 30 to 50 demos from 107 cassette tapes featuring 200 hours of audio that Morgen had to work with.

“Kurt played around with sound collage, particularly with panning effects,” in which the record appears to move from one speaker to another, Morgen says. “And it’s a sensory experience that really envelops you.”

Rapper Waka Flocka: ‘Kurt Cobain Paved Way For Wild Motherf**kers’

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame (also known as just Waka Flocka) recently shared his opinion on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in an interview with Pitchfork. Pitchfork asked Waka Flocka if he believed that Kurt Cobain was underrated or overrated. Waka Flocka had a look of amazement and nostalgia on his face when Cobain’s name was brought up, and it was clear he held the Grunge rocker in high regard.

Waka said, “Wow, when you talk about Kurt Cobain, it’s like fuckin’ with James Dean. Kurt Cobain, he’s the reason I’m Waka Flocka. He paved the way for people like me, wild motherfuckers. Kurt Cobain’s that guy man, he’s underrated.”

Krist Novoselic recently discussed Kurt Cobain’s suicide and Nirvana with SPIN.

“He should have never done that, he should have never done that, what he did. I don’t know, I mean it happens all the time, it happens every day. I think he was out of his mind on heroin, I remember seeing him on those last days, and he was loaded, so he wasn’t thinking clearly when he did that. And after Rome, he tried to kill himself in Rome, and he was really weird after that. He was quiet, he should have never done that, but he did it, and it’s terrible, people do it, I was heartbroken when he did that.”

He also discussed where Nirvana would be today if Kurt Cobain was alive. “You never know, maybe we would suck. Look at Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters are on top of the world. So he kept the flag going for rock and roll, he’s just like the leading act in the world. It’s just hard to speculate. I wish Kurt had lived, and was a monk somewhere, he would have been a great monk, he could have been a great painter, he could have been a great sculptor. He was such a talented artist, that he could have done whatever he wanted to do, and he didn’t have to do what he did.”