The soundtrack for a documentary about the late Kurt Cobain, set for a Sept. 11 release through Barsuk, will feature songs from some of the former Nirvana frontman's favourite artists and his musical contemporaries.
About A Son is based on more than 25 hours of interviews conducted by journalist Michael Azerrad, the author of 1993's Come As You Are: The Story Of Nirvana. The interviews are combined with footage of Washington cities Seattle, Aberdeen and Olympia, where Cobain spent most of his life, shot by director AJ Schnack.
The soundtrack features excerpts from those interviews, along with songs by the likes of Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Mudhoney and Mark Lanegan. The film's score was written by Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Nirvana producer Steve Fisk.
About A Son made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. The film will open in New York City on Oct. 3, in Los Angeles on Oct. 5 and in Seattle on Oct. 12. Additional cities and opening dates are expected to be announced soon. A DVD release will follow.
Here are the tracks on About A Son:
01. Steve Fisk and Ben Gibbard "Overture" 02. "Never Intended" (interview excerpt) 03. Arlo Guthrie "Motorcycle Song" 04. The Melvins "Eye Flys" 05. "Punk Rock" (interview excerpt) 06. Bad Brains "Banned In D.C." 07. Creedence Clearwater Revival "Up Around The Bend" 08. Half Japanese "Put Some Sugar On It' 09. The Vaselines "Son Of A Gun" 10. Butthole Surfers "Graveyard" 11. "Hardcore Was Dead" (interview excerpt) 12. Scratch Acid "Owner's Lament" 13. Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick" 14. "Car Radio" (interview excerpt) 15. Iggy Pop "The Passenger" 16. Leadbelly "The Bourgeois Blues" 17. R.E.M. "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1" 18. "The Limelight" (interview excerpt) 19. David Bowie "The Man Who Sold The World" 20. Mark Lanegan "Museum" 21. Ben Gibbard "Indian Summer"
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