New Kurt Cobain Demo Featured in ‘Montage of Heck’ Theatrical Film

2015-08-15

Story by Cat Badra

‘Montage of Heck’ theatrical cut to feature previously unreleased Kurt Cobain demo

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” features unreleased demos from late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s personal collection, and director Brett Morgen is adding one more demo to the theatrical version of the movie. In an interview with Billboard, Morgan said he has inserted a previously unheard demo recording in the film for its showing in theaters.

Morgen explained he added the song without changing anything else about the HBO film, which debuted in May. He’s also being secretive about when the song will surface in the movie “because I don’t want to get people out there bootlegging it on their cell phones.” The demo has Cobain singing in falsetto.

“Montage of Heck” already played in a small handful of theaters earlier this year before the film’s HBO debut. It will play in a wider selection of theaters on Aug. 7. Morgen described the movie as a “built as a theatrical experience.”

“Kurt played around with sound collage, particularly with panning effects,” Morgen said. “It’s a sensory experience that really envelops you.”

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” will also arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this fall. The HBO version of the film is up for seven Emmy Awards.

Posted by Cat Badra | Music

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