Kurt Cobain’s ex-girlfriend: ‘He liked to listen to ‘Montage Of Heck’ while stoned or on acid’
An ex-girlfriend of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has shed light on the ‘Montage Of Heck’ mixtape, which circulated widely online yesterday (November 3) and was misreported as being previously unheard when, in fact, bootlegs have been shared among fan communities for a number of years.
Contrary to reports that Cobain made the collage-like tape on a four-track recorder, Cobain’s former partner Tracy Marander says it was more likely made on a two-track recorder in 1987.
“I don’t think he had a four-track until 1988 or so,” Marander told The Guardian. “He made it using records, some TV, and random sounds he recorded. It was all made in Aberdeen [Washington], I believe. It took him quite a while.”
Marander – who was given a copy of the tape by Cobain, as numerous others were too – said Cobain “may have been stoned” while making the tape, and said that he liked to listen to it while smoking: “He used to listen to it while stoned or on acid too. It always trips people out.”
Marander also said that other Cobain mixtapes exist, mostly featuring complete songs, and that audio-visual versions on VHS exist. “He used to like to make TV montage VHS tapes too. The TV ones are a mix of ’60s to ’80s TV shows, old movies, bad movies, bits of commercials and late night infomercials,” she said.
‘Montage Of Heck’ features clips of songs by artists including The Beatles, Iron Maiden, The Monkees, Black Sabbath, The Jackson Five and many more.
Posted on: NME.