From what we know, Kurt Cobain was into a wide variety of music, which is always good for a musician to have. This is an extremely rare music montage that has surfaced the net not too long ago. It contains an experimental collage of sounds/music that Kurt put together in 1986, before his stardom in the 90s. He collected all of these sounds from a variety of sources such as; collections of LPs, excerpts from the radio, Nirvana demos, and a few sounds that Kurt made himself.
When you consider the time this was made (the 80s), you realize how cool and creative it was of Kurt to do something like that. Think about it this way; there was no internet, so he really had to search into his sources to find some good stuff. The way that Kurt Cobain has put this whole collage of sounds together might make you feel as if you are taking a trip to hell and coming back all inside your mind as you listen. Of course, there are some grotesque noises included into the montage (some include puking), but it strangely enough takes you deeper into that trip down to hell. I strongly believe that even though you might not find the montage too fancy or catchy, you should still listen to it in almost a a meditative manner and a complete open mind, especially if you are interested to find what hell might be like (or at least the hell in your mind). The whole experience of the montage is quite recreational and enlightening when you think about it deep enough. It’s really worth a listen.
The montage includes the following:
“The Men In My Little Girl’s Life” by Mike Douglas
“The Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel
“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” by The Beatles
“A Day In The Life” by The Beatles
“Eruption” by Van Halen
“Hot Pants” by James Brown
“Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” by Cher
“Go Away Little Girl” by Donny Osmond
“Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver
“Everybody LOVES Somebody” by Dean Martin
“The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr.
“In A Gadda Da Vida” by Iron Butterfly
“Wild Thing” by William Shatner
“Taxman” by The Beatles
“I Think I LOVE You” by The Partridge Family
“Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?” by The Barbarians
“Queen Of The Reich” by Queensryche
“Last Caress/Green Hell” covered by Metallica
“Whole Lotta LOVE” by Led Zeppelin
“Get Down, Make Love” by Queen
“ABC” by The Jackson Five
“I Want Your Sex” by George Michael
“Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden
“Eye Of The Chicken” by Butthole Surfers
“Dance of the Cobra” by Butthole Surfers
“The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey’s Grave” by Butthole Surfers
“New Age” by The Velvet Underground
“Love Buzz” by Shocking Blue
Orchestral MUSIC from 200 Motels by Frank Zappa
“Help I’m A Rock” / “It Can’t Happen Here” by Frank Zappa
“Call Any Vegetable” by Frank Zappa
“The Day We Fall In Love” by The Monkees
“Sweet Leaf” by Black Sabbath (intro)
Theme from The Andy Griffith Show
Mike Love (of The Beach Boys) talking about “TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION”
Excerpts of Jimi Hendrix speaking at the Monterey Pop Festival
Excerpts of Paul Stanley from KISS’ Alive!
Excerpts of Daniel Johnston screaming about Satan
Excerpts from sound effects records
Various children’s records (Curious George, Sesame Street, The Flintstones, Star Wars).
A very interesting mix of songs and sounds. Overall a very outer transitional experience .