Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings [Super Deluxe Edition] (CD)


Kurt Cobain

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Montage of Heck the film gave Nirvana fans unprecedented access to home movies taken of Kurt Cobain, a man so mythologized that it served to humanize him once again. The soundtrack to the film, consisting of home demos recorded by Cobain, does the same for Cobain as a songwriter. While Nirvana’s catalog was all too brief, it was also nearly perfect. The soundtrack for Montage of Heck gives us a glimpse into Cobain’s process and how these songs formed. A distortion-free version of “Sappy” features slightly different lyrics and benefits from its simplicity, slowed down as Cobain’s voice barely rising above a deep whisper. A cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” is paralyzing, solidifying the line between The Beatles and Nirvana and highlighting how Cobain used the band’s template to write direct, immediately memorable songs. It’s a thrill for fans to hear a song like “Been a Son” at its genesis, just a few strums on an unplugged electric guitar, nonsense lyrics and the song’s indelible melody. Some of the more jagged experiments could’ve stayed stashed away, but as a whole, they paint a broader image of Cobain than what we’re used to—the Cobain who was funny, who loved indie rock before it was a cliché, who made artful collage mixtapes and who didn’t hit it out of the park every single time. Longtime Nirvana fans won’t want to miss this experience.
 



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Yodel Song
Kurt Cobain 03:36
2.
Been A Son
Kurt Cobain 01:20
3.
What More Can I Say
Kurt Cobain 03:09
4.
1988 Capitol Lake Jam Commercial
Kurt Cobain 01:27
5.
The Happy Guitar
Kurt Cobain 02:12
6.
Montage Of Kurt
Kurt Cobain 02:11
7.
Beans
Kurt Cobain 01:21
8.
Burn The Rain
Kurt Cobain 01:16
9.
Clean Up Before She Comes
Kurt Cobain 02:34
10.
Reverb Experiment
Kurt Cobain 02:52
11.
Montage Of Kurt II
Kurt Cobain 01:08
12.
Rehash
Kurt Cobain 02:35
13.
You Can’t Change Me / Burn My Britches / Something In The Way
Kurt Cobain 04:18
14.
Scoff
Kurt Cobain 00:37
15.
Aberdeen
Kurt Cobain 04:19
16.
Bright Smile
Kurt Cobain 01:56
17.
Underground Celebritism
Kurt Cobain 00:28
18.
Retreat
Kurt Cobain 02:12
19.
Desire
Kurt Cobain 02:27
20.
And I Love Her
Kurt Cobain 02:04
21.
Sea Monkeys
Kurt Cobain 00:54
22.
Sappy
Kurt Cobain 02:30
23.
Letters To Frances
Kurt Cobain 02:04
24.
Scream
Kurt Cobain 00:32
25.
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
Kurt Cobain 04:23
26.
Kurt Ambiance
Kurt Cobain 00:25
27.
She Only Lies
Kurt Cobain 02:47
28.
Kurt Audio Collage
Kurt Cobain 00:24
29.
Poison's Gone
Kurt Cobain 02:11
30.
Rhesus Monkey
Kurt Cobain 00:43
31.
Do Re Mi
Kurt Cobain 10:10

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