Listen to Frances Bean Cobain’s first public mixtape

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Fances Bean Cobain has shared her first public mixtape, which includes songs by her late father Kurt Cobain’s favourite band The Vaselines.

Having avoided much public involvement in music before, Cobain has recently begun sharing her love of music. In August, she performed a brief cover of Jimmy Eat World’s 2001 song’ The Middle’.

Simply titled ‘FBC Mixtape’, Cobain’s selection includes just six songs, running from 1987 to 2001.


The earliest song of the six, 1987’s ‘Son Of A Gun’ by Glasgow band The Vaselines, was covered by her father’s band Nirvana on their rarities album ‘Incesticide’ alongside the same band’s song ‘Molly’s Lips’.

The next most recent song is ‘Cut Your Hair’ by Pavement, which was released in February 1994 just two months before Cobain’s death.

Also on the mixtape are ‘She Said’ by Richard Hawley’s former band Longpigs from 1995, ‘Perfume’ from The Jesus & Mary Chain’s 1998 album ‘Munki’ and two songs from 2001 – ‘Honey Bunny’ by musician/film director Vincent Gallo and ‘Get Free’ by The Vines.


Cobain’s previous musical excursion was guesting on the song ‘My Space’ from Amanda Palmer’s 2010 album ‘Evelyn Evelyn’. She was also a producer of Montage Of Heck, the 2015 documentary about her father.