Cobain: Montage Of Heck had a well-received premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, and now the first footage from director Brett Morgen‘s Kurt Cobain documentary has been released.
Watch the first trailer for Cobain: Montage Of Heck here below.
The film is the first and only authorized documentary about the late Nirvana front man, who died at 27 years old on April 5, 1994 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The documentary, which is a mix of live-action footage, photos, interviews, and cell animation painted by Hisko Hulsing, with narration from portions of Cobain’s recorded autobiography, includes interviews with Cobain’s family, including his parents and sister.
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, the first and only authorized documentary about the late Nirvana front man, will make its world premiere tonight at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, and director Brett Morgen has revealed a first look at the film’s cell animation, which was painted by hand by Hisko Hulsing.
Check it out here below.
The documentary, which is executive produced by Frances Bean Cobain, the late singer’s daughter with wife Courtney Love, will be a mix of live-action and animation. HBO Documentary Films has already picked up Montage Of Heck and will air it on their cable network some time this Spring.
Right now, there are three Nirvana albums on sale – Nevermind, In Utero, and Incesticide. The CDs are “AutoRip,” which means if you purchase the CD, you’ll ALSO get the MP3 download for FREE. I’ve also included for each album the original release date and some of its noteworthy tunes.
Nevermind (1991) CD $9 | MP3 $3.99 Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, Drain You, In Bloom
In Utero (1993) CD $4.99 | MP3 $5.99 Heart-Shaped Box, Dumb, Pennyroyal Tea, All Apologies
Incesticide (1992) CD $4.99 | MP3 $7.99 Been A Son, Aneurysm, Sliver, Stain
If you’re looking for more music deals, be sure to check out the 100 albums on sale in MP3 format right now for only $5 each as part of Amazon’s monthly MP3 album deals.
In Utero, the final studio album by 1990s grunge monarchs Nirvana, is now available on CD from Amazon for only $4.99 and is an “AutoRip” selection, which means if you purchase the CD, you’ll ALSO get the MP3 download for FREE.
The highly anticipated follow up release to Nevermind, which surprised everyone (most of all the band), 1993’s In Utero found a record which, while it may not have went down as the punk-filled smooth full of dirty sugar which made the medicine go down as its predecessor, remains arguably the better album, filled with a more punchy concrete production, more arranged songs, better musicality, and stern, loudspeaker style vocals by the late Kurt Cobain. Cobain and the band (Krist Novocelic and Dave Grohl on bass and drums respectively) goosestep with shiny musical metal boots all over this one, Cobain’s lyrics seem more mature, even though they are still steeped in his intimidated, fragility in a dirty sweater his physicality had oddly endeared him to a world he wasn’t prepared to embrace. Songs like the MTV rotated “Heart Shaped Box” and “Scentless Apprentice,” “Serve The Servants,” “Very Ape,” “Milk It,” “Rape Me,” and the longish at least in its title, but strongest in its musicality, “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” stand right up there and fit nicely with the band’s other releases, and there’s even a portent of things that could have been with the Kinks-stylings of “Pennyroyal Tea.” This album has two more high profile records which bookend it, the aforementioned Nevermind and the Unplugged in New York live album which followed it, but In Utero is still not to be forgotten and is much more than an artifact from the era of the Seattle slew that permeated the charts and fabric of Generation X.
Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each in MP3 format, as well as those available for only $2.99 each.
Aside from always being able to make an impression, whether good or bad, Courtney Love also knows how to make a song her own.
The Hole front woman did a solo performance on January 22 at the Star Bar during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Video has surfaced showing Ms. Love doing a grunged-out acoustic version of Jay-Z’s hip hop hit “99 Problems.” And yes, it’s a must-listen.