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Kurt Cobain - Montage Of Heck (2 x LP) - Vinyl Record LP

Kurt Cobain - Montage Of Heck (2 x LP)

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Great collection of rare and never released home recordings made by Kurt Cobain! These songs were used in the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck. 2015 limited first press on black vinyl.


Simultaneously billed as the first Kurt Cobain solo album and the soundtrack to Brett Morgan's 2015 documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, this mangled beast of a record is indeed both. No other records are credited to Kurt Cobain, and this album, in either its single- or double-disc edition, wouldn't exist if Morgan hadn't stumbled upon a cache of homemade cassettes when researching his film. So, truth in advertising in that regard. The bigger question is whether Montage of Heck needs to exist at all. Purportedly an unflinching, "intimate" -- upon its release in November 2015, no writing about the record, whether it arrived in the form of a review or feature, lacked that word -- portrait of the young artist at work, Montage of Heck is cobbled together from home recordings, some previously leaked on Nirvana bootlegs in the '90s (mainly the Outcesticide series), that come tantalizing close to taking the form of a rough demo but are amorphous enough to be called "free form" or "experimental." Uncharitably, they could also be called "dicking around." This isn't a criticism as much as it is a description. Cobain made these tapes with no expectation they'd ever be heard. Based on a few, including the opening "The Yodel Song" (inexplicably featured in a "clean" version on the single-disc and "explicit" in the double-disc), it's likely he never considered the tape again after he pressed the stop button. Certainly, there's some historical merit in exploring early drafts, demos, and outtakes from an important figure, but apart from a handful of demos ("Clean Up Before She Comes," "Sappy," "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"), Montage of Heck largely doesn't consist of early drafts; it consists of scrawls waiting to be turned into a first draft. While that's interesting for a while, at a certain point -- and it arrives rather quickly -- the fascination curdles and it's hard not to feel unclean, as if you're snooping through your beloved brother's desk.

-All Music


A1 The Yodel Song
A2 Been A Son (Early Demo)
A3 What More Can I Say
A4 1988 Capitol Lake Jam Commercial
A5 The Happy Guitar (Instrumental)
A6 Montage Of Heck
A7 Beans
A8 Burn The Rain
A9 Clean Up Before She Comes (Early Demo)
B1 Reverb Experiment
B2 Montage Of Kurt II
B3 Rehash
B4 You Can't Change Me / Burn My Britches / Something in the Way (Early Demo)
B5 Scoff (Early Demo)
B6 Aberdeen
B7 Bright Smile
B8 Underground Celebritism
C1 Retreat (Instrumental)
C2 Desire
C3 And I Love Her
C4 Sea Monkeys
C5 Sappy (Early Demo)
C6 Letters To Frances
C7 Scream
C8 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Demo)
D1 Kurt Ambiance
D2 She Only Lies
D3 Kurt Audio Collage
D4 Poison's Gone
D5 Rhesus Monkey
D6 Do Re Mi (Medley)


Original Release Year: 2015

Label: Universal Music Enterprises

Catalog #: B0024117-01

Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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