R.E.M., Bowie Set For Cobain Film Soundtrack
Tracks by R.E.M., David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will be found on the soundtrack to "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son," due Sept. 11 via Barsuk.Tracks by R.E.M., David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will be found on the soundtrack to "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son," due Sept. 11 via Barsuk.
The film is told in Cobain's voice from audiotapes utilized by Michael Azzerad on his Nirvana book "Come As You Are." It will be released theatrically in the fourth quarter, with a DVD to follow shortly thereafter.
Some of the audio clips are woven through the album track list, which features R.E.M.'s "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1," Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World," Pop's "The Passenger," Bad Brains' "Banned in D.C." and songs by such Cobain influences as the Melvins, the Vaselines, the Butthole Surfers and Scratch Acid.
Gibbard's cover of Beat Happening's "Indian Summer," as well as a score piece with Steve Fisk, are exclusive to the album.
Here is the track list for "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son":
"Overture," Steve Fisk and Ben Gibbard
Audio: Never Intended
"Motorcycle Song," Arlo Guthrie
"Eye Flys," the Melvins
Audio: Punk Rock
"Banned in D.C.," Bad Brains
"Up Around the Bend," Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Put Some Sugar on It," Half Japanese
"Son of a Gun," the Vaselines
"Graveyard," Butthole Surfers
Audio: Hardcore Was Dead
"Owner's Lament," Scratch Acid
"Touch Me I'm Sick," Mudhoney
Audio: Car Radio
"The Passenger," Iggy Pop
"The Borgeois Blues," Leadbelly
"New Orleans Instrumental No. 1," R.E.M.
Audio: The Limelight
"The Man Who Sold the World," David Bowie
"Museum," Mark Lanegan
"Indian Summer," Ben Gibbard