Friday on My Mind: Montage of Heck

Kurt Cobain

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck opened Thursday, April 23, as an exclusive engagement in select movie theaters prior to the HBO television premiere of the documentary film on May 4th. This documentary was eight years in the making and director Brett Morgen was given access to never before heard audio tapes of Kurt Cobain (108 tapes) as well as all of Cobain’s art work and journals that he had kept since he was three years old. Rough versions of original music was discovered, tales of suicide attempts, and a real look into Cobain’s upbringing as well as a picture of what Nirvana’s success did to him. Morgen was in attendance last night for the 7pm showing of the film over at The Egyptian on Capitol Hill and as well he was present at an exclusive special screening this past Wednesday at Cinerama.

Brett Morgen also talked about the film during The Morning Show on KEXP yesterday. Due to popular demand, additional showings of the film were added giving the film a week long engagement on big screens here in Seattle through April 30th. This has served as the launch of the theatrical runs of the film in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, all prior to its HBO premiere on May 4th. In honor of this documentary, which I found to be pretty extraordinary, let’s re-visit Kurt and Nirvana’s music this week. If this film has the same impact on you as it did for me, you’ll hear the music in a new way…
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Live at Reading)


“The Man Who Sold The World” (MTV Unplugged)


“You Know You’re Right”


Honorable Mentions:

“Breed”


“Territorial Pissings” (Live at Reading)


“Lithium”

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