Music from the Motion Picture
“This is not a do***entary. This is fine art on celluloid.”
- The Austin Chronicle
On September 11th, 2007, Barsuk Records will release the soundtrack to the motion picture Kurt Cobain About A Son.
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. The film will be released theatrically in October 2007 and on DVD in the first quarter of 2008.
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 Ben 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.
KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON – Soundtrack track listing:
Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard “Overture”
audio excerpt Never Intended
Arlo Guthrie "Motorcycle Song"
Melvins "Eye Flys"
audio excerpt Punk Rock
Bad Brains “Banned In D.C.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Up Around the Bend”
Half Japanese “Put Some Sugar On It”
The Vaselines "Son of A Gun"
Butthole Surfers “Graveyard”
audio excerpt Hardcore Was Dead
Scratch Acid “Owner’s Lament”
Mudhoney “Touch Me I’m Sick”
audio excerpt Car Radio
Iggy Pop “The Passenger”
Lead Belly “The Bourgeois Blues”
R.E.M. “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1”
audio excerpt The Limelight
David Bowie “The Man Who Sold The World”
Mark Lanegan “Museum”
Benjamin Gibbard "Indian Summer"
Please note: this soundtrack does not contain the music of Kurt Cobain or Nirvana. It does contain audio excerpts of Kurt Cobain speaking.
Executive Music Producers: Linda Cohen & AJ Schnack. The film is a presentation of http://www.kurtcobainaboutason.com