Soundtrack for Kurt Cobain film ‘Montage Of Heck’ to be released featuring ‘comedy routine’

Documentary director says the soundtrack ranges from 'thrash to ragtime and everything in between'

With Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck re-released in cinemas this week, details of a full accompanying soundtrack have now been revealed.

According to Billboard, director Brett Morgen has sifted through the late Nirvana frontman’s archives for home recordings and rare tracks. The soundtrack will be released in November.

The release will include recordings featured in the film, and it has been reported that other unheard material will also be included. Morgen describes the music featured as ranging “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between”. It will also include “a sketch comedy routine”.

Commenting on the soundtrack as a whole, Morgen said: “You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.”


The film originally experienced a limited release worldwide during May, and will now be heading back to the big screen from Friday (August 7). Billboard reports that a new, unheard Cobain demo will be included in the new version of the film.

Director Brett Morgen claims the song features Cobain singing in falsetto, comparable to Brian Wilson, and was thought to be recorded in 1991.

Morgen refused to state the scene the untitled song soundtracks as he doesn’t “want to get people out there bootlegging it on their cell phones”.