This Is What Kurt Cobain’s ‘Montage of Heck’ Mixtape Looks Like
Remember a few weeks ago when everyone — including us — was talking about Kurt Cobain‘s “mixtape” from the late ’80s, called ‘Montage of Heck’? Well, while we were surfing around on Twitter recently, we came across an actual photo of what that tape looked like. Check it out below:
— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) November 5, 2014
The label on the tape is as sporadic and confusing as the audio itself; from Jimmy Buffett to James Taylor, Cobain’s eclectic (maybe brilliant) taste in music is on full display. And for hardcore fans, you’ll notice ‘Skid Row’ written on the label — this was, of course, a name Cobain considered for the band before settling on Nirvana.
This photo of ‘Montage of Heck’ comes courtesy of Brett Morgen, a filmmaker who is creating an “untitled Kurt Cobain project.” Morgen, who directed the Rolling Stones film, ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ has been working on the doc on the late Nirvana mastermind since 2007. “We’re hoping the Cobain film … will be this generation’s ‘The Wall’ — a mix of animation and live action that’ll allow the audience to experience Kurt in a way they never have before,” he told NME magazine in 2013. “It’s very ambitious.”
Talking about the subject of the movie, he noted that Cobain was a “contradiction,” calling him “sincere, sentimental, ironic and sarcastic” — as well as “sweet and sour” and “incredibly funny.” While he intended to release the movie this year, it looks like it’s been delayed until 2015.
If you haven’t listened to Cobain’s ‘Montage of Heck’ yet, check it out below:
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