Kurt Cobain: ritrovata una cassetta del 1988

Nel 1988, Kurt Cobain ha soltanto 21 anni e fa parte di una band appena formatasi: Nirvana. Ignorava ancora che questo gruppo avrebbe fatto la storia della musica già a partire dall’anno dopo, con l’album Bleach e poi con Nevermind nel 1991.

Oltre le registrazioni per i Nirvana, il giovane Kurt occupa il suo tempo libero realizzando cassette, tra cui “Montage of Heck”, che è riemersa grazie ad un utente di Vimeo. All’epoca ovviamente non esistevano né Youtube, né Dailymotion, Soundcloud o Spotify per ritrovare i suoni. Questo mixtape mostra tutto il repertorio a disposizione di Kurt Cobain e la sua ottima cultura musicale. Ritroviamo quindi i Jackson Five, Led Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel, i Beatles o ancora i Metallica. Buona ascolto!

“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).