Clip of A.J. Schnak’s ‘About a Son’ Online, Soundtrack Plans Announced

KurtCobain300.jpgFinally, a glimpse of A.J. Schnack’s Kurt Cobain documentary ‘About a Son’! I really don’t know much about the film other than the fact that it’s narrated by Cobain, using old recordings of an interview conducted by authorized biographer Michael Azerrad for his book ‘Come As You Are’. The film played at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but like the asshole I am, I missed it. However, my good friend Greg, (fellow podcaster over at Film Junk) managed to catch the film and seemed to enjoy it a great deal. This clip sort of reminds me of ‘Zoo’, with it’s beautiful photography complimented by Cobain’s narration. The film is currently still making its festival run having just made it’s north west premiere in Seattle on at the beginning of this month. Schnack has also posted the track listing for the soundtrack of the film over at his personal blog. The album features an impressive list of artists and will be released on indie heavyweight Barsuk Records. Here’s the track listing:

01 Steve Fisk & Ben Gibbard – “Overture”
02 “Never Intended” [interview excerpt]
03 Arlo Guthrie – “Motorcycle Song”
04 The Melvins – “Eye Flys”
05 “Punk Rock” [interview excerpt]
06 Bad Brains – “Banned In D.C.”
07 Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Up Around the Bend”
08 Half Japanese – “Put Some Sugar On It”
09 The Vaselines – “Son of a Gun”
10 Butthole Surfers – “Graveyard”
11 “Hardcore Was Dead” [interview excerpt]
12 Scratch Acid – “Owner’s Lament”
13 Mudhoney – “Touch Me I’m Sick”
14 “Car Radio” [interview excerpt]
15 Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”
16 Leadbelly – “The Bourgeois Blues”
17 R.E.M. – “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1″
18 “The Limelight” [interview excerpt]
19 David Bowie – “The Man Who Sold The World”
20 Mark Lanegan – “Museum”
21 Ben Gibbard – “Indian Summer”

I’m not sure what the current plans are regarding a theatrical or dvd release of the film, but I assume we’ll see something in the near future. Until then, have a look at the clip below and then check out A.J.’s They Might Be Giants documentary ‘Gigantic: A Tale of Two John’s’, currently available on dvd through Plexifilm.

Video: Kurt Cobain: About a Son (Excerpt)

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