Kurt Cobain's 'Montage of Heck' Mixtape Inspires New Pop Up Streaming Station; Cardigan Sells at Auction
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:07:02
If you've ever listened to portions of Kurt Cobain's bizarre audio collage he dubbed the Montage of Heck, you are right to have some misgivings about what, exactly, a radio station launched in its honor might sound like. While it was Cobain and Cobain alone who captured, in his singular way, the strange soundtrack comprised of obscure sound bites (including someone vomiting, on a loop), weaving those clips into a sort of tapestry of the insane, perhaps Dash Radio, the streaming radio platform for iOS and Android, has found a way to re-package the idea for the masses.
Or not. Maybe, like everyone else, it just wants a piece of Cobain's mysterious and inexhaustible grasp on pop culture. However it goes, today the station, in partnership with Universal Recordings, has launched a new pop up radio channel called "Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck." The station is inspired by the documentary of the same name that premiered earlier this year, and arrives in conjunction with the release of the film's soundtrack, Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, out Friday, November 13.
We're told, "programming will feature songs from the soundtrack, Nirvana, Dave Grohl, artists influenced by Nirvana, and Nirvana covers for 24 hours 7 days a week for two weeks straight." (Think Daniel Johnston and Melvins, for starters.) Also: "In addition to the pop up station DASH Radio will be doing giveaways of the soundtrack in several formats and other Nirvana product."
You can tune in while it lasts at DashRadio.com.
Looking for yet more Cobain news? According to Spin, the famed grunge singer's green cardigan, made iconic in Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance, has reportedly sold at auction for a cool $137,500.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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