I have a confession to make. I’ve never really cared about Nirvana or Kurt Cobain for that matter… until now. After watching the documentary Kurt Cobain About a Son last night I have a tremendous amount of respect for Kurt as a person. Sure, I don’t know him, but this documentary offered something that documentaries rarely offers; the story told by the person who it’s actually all about, instead of family, co-workers, aquintances and so on. That makes for a much more personal experience and it became clear to me why some people are so fascinated by him. What he had to say about his life (even though he said he always felt he was leading a boring life) was simply put very interesting. I’m so glad to have heard Kurt’s story in his own words and I really enjoyed the pictures that were shown as he was telling it.
An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book “Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana.” In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood.