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Film director Brett Morgen joins Nemone

Nemone sits in for Lauren Laverne and chats to film director Brett Morgen about his Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck.

Nemone chats to film director Brett Morgen all about his new film about Cobain: Montage of Heck. Following the documentary Crossfire Hurricane - which chronicled the early years of the Rolling Stones - he turned his attention to the reluctant superstar and lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. After being given full access to photos, videos, audio recordings, diaries, and artwork - and with no editorial pressure from the estate - Brett stitches together an honest portrayal of a child, musician, and family man steadily spinning out of control. A hero full of flaws who wanted nothing more than to start a band, play live, and fall in love.

And being such a great lyricist, why not check out this Radio 4 quiz all about Kurt Cobain's lyrics:

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Brothers Johnson

    Strawberry Letter 23

    • Eighties Soul Weekender 2 (Various).
    • Pump.
  • Ghostpoet

    X Marks The Spot

    • Play It Again Sam.
  • Daft Punk

    Something About Us (Love Theme from Interstella 5555)

    • Discovery.
    • Virgin.
    • 4.
  • The Districts

    Heavy Begs

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • METZ

    Spit You Out

  • Queens of the Stone Age

    I Sat By The Ocean

  • Gaz Coombes


    • Detroit.
    • Hot Fruit/Caroline.
    • 001.
  • The Beatles

    Helter Skelter

    • Apple.
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

  • Pixies

    River Euphrates

  • Bikini Kill

    Rebel Girl

  • Mudhoney

    Touch Me I'm Sick

    • Subpop.
  • Sonic Youth

    Kool Thing

    • Geffen.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins


    • Hut Music.
  • Beck


    • Interscope.
  • Blur

    Lonesome Street

    • Parlophone.
  • Soul II Soul

    Get a Life

    • Polygram TV.
  • Kendrick Lamar

    These Walls (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat)

    • POLYDOR.
  • Catz ’n Dogz

    Nobody Cares

  • The Velvet Underground

    White Light/White Heat

    • Verve.
  • The Charlatans

    Let The Good Times Be Never Ending

    • BMG Chrysalis.
  • Matthew Herbert


    • The Shakes.
    • Caroline International.
    • 3.
  • Kate Tempest


    • Big Dada.
  • Daryl Waller

    Take Me Anywhere

  • The Slits

    Typical Girls

    • CUT.
    • Island.
  • East India Youth

    Turn Away

    • Turn Away.
    • XL Recordings.
    • 001.
  • ? and the Mysterians

    96 Tears

    • ABKCO.
  • Drenge

    Side By Side

    • Infectious Music.
  • The Stone Roses

    This Is The One

    • Silvertone.
  • Courtney Barnett

    Pedestrian at Best

    • Marathon Artists/House Anxiety.
  • Fantasma


    • Free Love.
    • Soundway.
    • 1.
  • De La Soul

    Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)

    • De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead.
    • Tommy Boy Music.
  • Martha

    Present, Tense

    • Fortuna POP!.
  • Goldfrapp

    Strict Machine

    • Mute Records.