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By / 11.16.12

I’ve been waiting so long to use a picture of Kurt Cobain playing with cats in a post. Anyway, according to NME, Courtney Love is currently working on a documentary about her late husband with Crossfire Hurricane director Brett Morgen, one set to be released in 2014. TWIST ENDING: it was Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic who shot Kurt, not innocent ol’ Courtney. (Haha, jk, everyone knows Eddie Vedder pulled the trigger.)

Speaking earlier this week, via the NY Post, Morgen said that the pair have been in talks about a film since 2007. He said, “Courtney is the one that brought me into this. We’ve been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now… Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician, he was an incredible artist and filmmaker. So we are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography — [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life.” (Via)

In less disheartening news, Laughing Squid recently republished Kurt’s handwritten 50 favorite albums list, originally published in his pseudo-memoirs, Journals. All the bands you’d expect to be on it are represented — the Stooges, Pixies, the Breeders — but there are some surprise choices, too, like the Shaggs, Aerosmith, and the Clash’s Combat Rock. It’s further proof that Kurt Cobain could make anything cool, including lists.

For the hard of seeing:

1. The Stooges – Raw Power
2. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
3. The Breeders – POD
4. The Vaselines – Son Of A Gun
5. The Shaggs – Philosophy Of The World
6. Fang – Landshark
7. MDC – Millions Of Dead Cops
8. Scratch Acid – Scratch Acid
9. Saccharine Trust – Paganicons
10. Butthole Surfers – Pee Pee The Sailor
11. Black Flag – My War
12. Bad Brains – Rock For Light
13. Gang Of Four – Entertainment!
14. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks
15. The Frogs – It’s Only Right And Natural
16. PJ Harvey – Dry
17. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
18. The Knack – Get The Knack
19. The Saints – Know Your Product
20. Kleenex – Kleenex/Liliput
21. The Raincoats – The Raincoats
22. Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth
23. Aerosmith – Rocks
24. Various – What is it?
25. R.E.M. – Green
26. Shonen Knife – Burning Farm
27. The Slits – Typical Girls
28. The Clash – Combat Rock
29. Void/Faith – Void/Faith/Split EP
30. Rites Of Spring – Rites Of Spring
31. Beat Happening – Jamboree
32. Tales Of Terror – Tales Of Terror
33. Leadbelly – Last Sessions Volume 1
34. Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
35. Daniel Johnston – Yim Jump Music
36. Flipper – Generic Flipper
37. The Beatles – Meet The Beatles
38. Half Japanese – We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love
39. Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
40. Black Flag – Damaged
41. Fear – The Record
42. Pil – Flowers Of Romance
43. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
44. The Marine Girls – Beach Party
45. David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
46. The Wipers – Is This Real?
47. The Wipers – Youth Of America
48. The Wipers – Over The Edge
49. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly
50. Swans – Young God EP (Via)

(Via Laughing Squid) (Via)


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