Kurt Cobain: About a Son

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Kurt Cobain: About a Son
Kurt Cobain About a Son cover.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by AJ Schnack
Produced by Ravi Anne
Starring Kurt Cobain
Narrated by Kurt Cobain
Music by Steve Fisk
Ben Gibbard
Cinematography Wyatt Troll
Edited by AJ Schnack
Distributed by Balcony Releasing
Release date
September 10, 2006 (2006-09-10) (Toronto)
October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Kurt Cobain About a Son is a documentary about Kurt Cobain that debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. It is directed by AJ Schnack.[1] It was produced by Sidetrack Films. It features audio of interviews between Cobain and journalist Michael Azerrad done for the book Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, set over ambient cinematography of the places which Kurt Cobain called his home, mainly Aberdeen, Olympia, and Seattle.[1][2] The film played at numerous film festivals, and was nominated for the 2007 Independent Spirit's Truer than Fiction Award. The DVD, which was released by Shout! Factory in February 2008, includes bonus interviews and commentary by Michael Azerrad and A.J. Schnack.[3] Shout! Factory also put out the documentary's first Blu-ray edition on October 6, 2009.[4]


  1. Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard – Overture
  2. "Motorcycle Song" - Arlo Guthrie
  3. "It's Late" - Queen
  4. "Downed" - Cheap Trick
  5. "Eye Flys" - Melvins
  6. Audio: Punk Rock
  7. "My Family's a Little Weird" - MDC
  8. "Banned in D.C." - Bad Brains
  9. "Up Around the Bend" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  10. "Kerosene" - Big Black
  11. "Put Some Sugar on It" - Half Japanese
  12. "Include Me Out" - Young Marble Giants
  13. "Round Two" - Pasties
  14. "Son of a Gun" - The Vaselines
  15. "Graveyard" - Butthole Surfers
  16. Audio: Hardcore Was Dead
  17. "Owner's Lament" - Scratch Acid
  18. "Touch Me I'm Sick" - Mudhoney
  19. Audio: Car Radio
  20. "The Passenger" - Iggy Pop
  21. "Star Sign" - Teenage Fanclub
  22. "The Bourgeois Blues" - Lead Belly
  23. "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1" - R.E.M.
  24. Audio: The Limelight
  25. "The Man Who Sold the World" - David Bowie
  26. "Museum" - Mark Lanegan
  27. "Indian Summer" - Ben Gibbard


  1. ^ a b AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine allmusic.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Kurt Cobain: About A Son": Behind the Movie That's Moving Audiences to Tears rollingstone.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Kurt Cobain - About a Son amazon.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Kurt Cobain: About A Son [Blu-ray] amazon.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.

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