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Kurt Cobain About a Son: Music From the Motion Picture
bark68:  / Kurt Cobain About A Son: Music From The Motion Picture

We also have the Steve Fisk/Benjamin Gibbard score as a limited edition double LP (with single-use download code for high-quality MP3 files)!

Kurt Cobain About A Son is a rock and roll film like no other — an intimate and moving portrait of the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain told entirely in his own voice — without celebrity soundbites, news clips, sensational tabloid angles or attempts to mimic a grunge aesthetic. Based on more than 25 hours of never-before-heard audiotaped interviews conducted by noted journalist Michael Azerrad for his book Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, the film offers audiences a compelling re-introduction to one of the most interesting and important cultural figures of the late 20th century. For this unique film, director AJ Schnack assembled selections from the Azerrad interviews and merged them with newly filmed, evocative imagery of the three cities in Washington state that played a major role in Cobain's life: Aberdeen, Olympia and Seattle. Shot entirely on 35mm film, Schnack brings the Northwest to life in vivid detail: the logging industry where Cobain's father worked, the small bars where local bands played their first shows, the endlessly overcast sky.

These impressionistic images, many of which were filmed in locations that were key to Cobain's life — his home, apartment, school, record label, etc. — are set to an evocative original score by noted Northwest musician and producer Steve Fisk, who produced Nirvana's Blew EP, and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard, as well as the music of more than 20 artists who influenced or touched Cobain during his life, from childhood favorites Arlo Guthrie and Queen, to the influential punk bands Bad Brains and Big Black, to his Sub Pop contemporaries Mudhoney and Mark Lanegan to legendary music figures Iggy Pop, David Bowie and R.E.M.

Please note: this soundtrack does not contain the music of Kurt Cobain or Nirvana. It does contain audio excerpts of Kurt Cobain speaking.

Twenty-one tracks:

  1. Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard — overture
  2. "never intended" [interview excerpt]
  3. Arlo Guthrie — motorcycle song
  4. The Melvins — eye flys
  5. "punk rock" [interview excerpt]
  6. Bad Brains — banned in d.c.
  7. Creedence Clearwater Revival — up around the bend
  8. Half Japanese — put some sugar on it
  9. The Vaselines — son of a gun
  10. Butthole Surfers — graveyard
  11. "hardcore was dead" [interview excerpt]
  12. Scratch Acid — owner's lament
  13. Mudhoney — touch me i'm sick
  14. "car radio" [interview excerpt]
  15. Iggy Pop — the passenger
  16. Lead Belly — the bourgeois blues
  17. R.E.M. — new orleans instrumental no. 1
  18. "the limelight" [interview excerpt]
  19. David Bowie — the man who sold the world
  20. Mark Lanegan — museum
  21. Benjamin Gibbard — indian summer

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