De nog volstrekt onbekende Kurt Cobain was 19 toen hij de mixtape 'Montage Of Heck' vastlegde op een viersporen-cassetterecorder, en toont meteen ook de gevarieerde muzikale smaak van het latere grunge-icoon. Het gaat om stukjes muziek van George Michael, Daniel Johnston, Frank Zappa, Simon & Garfunkel, Cher, Iron Maiden en een pak andere namen die hij in huis had op vinyl. De mixtape bevat ook fragmenten uit radioprogramma's en hoogst bizarre soundeffecten.

De eigenaar van de mixtape heeft de geluidscollage naar eigen zeggen in 1986 gekregen, uit handen van Cobain. Een jaar vóór Nirvana uit de grond werd gestampt.

De tracklist

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

De nog volstrekt onbekende Kurt Cobain was 19 toen hij de mixtape 'Montage Of Heck' vastlegde op een viersporen-cassetterecorder, en toont meteen ook de gevarieerde muzikale smaak van het latere grunge-icoon. Het gaat om stukjes muziek van George Michael, Daniel Johnston, Frank Zappa, Simon & Garfunkel, Cher, Iron Maiden en een pak andere namen die hij in huis had op vinyl. De mixtape bevat ook fragmenten uit radioprogramma's en hoogst bizarre soundeffecten.De eigenaar van de mixtape heeft de geluidscollage naar eigen zeggen in 1986 gekregen, uit handen van Cobain. Een jaar vóór Nirvana uit de grond werd gestampt.De tracklistThe 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 BlueOrchestral 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 ShowMike Love (of The Beach Boys) talking about "Transcendental Meditation"Excerpts of Jimi Hendrix speaking at the Monterey Pop FestivalExcerpts of Paul Stanley from KISS' Alive!Excerpts of Daniel Johnston screaming about SatanExcerpts from sound effects records