Film Notes::R.E.M. and Bowie in Kurt Cobain tribute

Artists including R.E.M. and David Bowie are to record songs for the soundtrack of a film about the life of Kurt Cobain. The film, About a Son, is to be released in September. Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Ben Gibbard will also perform on the soundtrack, which will be released on September 11th.

The film will use the actual voice of the late Cobain, recorded on audiotapes when Michael Azzerad was writing a book “Come As You Are,” about Nirvana. The film will be released in four months, and a DVD will follow.

Cobain’s voice will be woven through the songs on the album. Here is a list of the songs that will be included on the soundtrack:

Overture, Steve Fisk and Ben Gibbard
Motorcycle Song, Arlo Guthrie
Eye Flys, the Melvins
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
Owner’s Lament, Scratch Acid
Touch Me I’m Sick, Mudhoney
The Passenger, Iggy Pop
The Borgeois Blues, Leadbelly
New Orleans Instrumental No. 1, R.E.M.
The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie
Museum, Mark Lanegan
Indian Summer, Ben Gibbard

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