New Kurt Cobain Music Unearthed
Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:49:07
Kurt Cobain, who shot himself 16 years ago yesterday, at the age of 27, so bow your head in reverence, was a prolific musician, and not just when he formed his iconoclastic band Nirvana. This fact was proven when 30 tracks, recorded on cassettes, were unearthed and then purchased at a garage sale in Washington state. Quick, someone call Courtney Love. Honestly, she has probably already unleashed the dogs (ahem, her lawyers) on the poor chap! Apparently, the initials "KDC " were inscribed on the tapes with black marker. The man who bought the tapes retained a lawyer, contacted Cobain’s estate and his record label and the tapes were verified as being from Cobain. For those keeping score at home, "KDC " stands for "Kurt Donald Cobain."
The fine folks at NPR have theorized that the tapes were recorded before Cobain even hit double digits in age, since some of the titles reference the years 1974 and 1975. There is even a ukulele version of "The Joker," the famed Steve Miller band anthem. Word is these tapes are a hot commodity and could nab seven figures in profits should the owner elect to sell them. Again, that is until Courtney Love gets involved. Then things could get nasty, because, well, they always do when Miss Love is involved. And we're not talking about her hygiene or her fingernails, either!
Do you think that the owner of the tapes should submit them to some sort of museum? Or should he just sell them and net a profit? Would the tapes be worthless had Cobain lived? Some food for thought, no? We hope Kurt is resting in peace.