‘Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck’ director says that Cobain’s solo recordings from the film are to be released this summer
aving seen his documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck receive rave reviews, director Brett Morgen has revealed that an album of the Nirvana songwriter’s unreleased songs will be released this summer. During the process of filming Montage of Heck, Morgen found more than 200 hours – comprising 107 cassette tapes – of Cobain’s recordings, none of which had been heard by the public previously.
When speaking to Bedford + Bowery, Morgen said that the album “will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. It’s going to really surprise people.”
It’s believed that the album, which was described as “amazing” by Morgen, could feature anything from covers of The Beatles, jams and demos, with all of these being among the recordings discovered by the director. When pressed on what type of recordings would feature on the album, Morgen said simply that the release itself “will answer that question.”
He did go on to say, though, that it should not be seen as the unearthing of an undiscovered Nirvana LP, advising, “It’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him.”
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is out on DVD now and you can see the trailer for the documentary below.