Thanks to all of the teaser footage we’ve seen leading up to this Friday’s release of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, we know that the critically praised new Kurt Cobain documentary is going to feature all kinds of uncovered personal gems from the late rock icon’s past. And one of them has just leaked.
When sorting through a mountain of previously unheard Cobain demo tapes while creating Montage of Heck, director Brett Morgen stumbled upon a Beatles cover of “And I Love Her” that Kurt had recorded. As you can imagine, it’s a chilling tearjerker.
Cobain transformed the sombre Paul McCartney penned tune into a simple stripped down heart-breaker of a ditty, featuring just an acoustic guitar and Kurt’s crackly, emotive vocals.
The fact that Cobain covered a Paul McCartney written song is surprising since he was once quoted saying “I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney.”
According to Morgen, prior to stumbling upon the cover, nobody had known that he recorded it. “Nobody in Kurt’s life — not his management, wife, band mates — had ever heard his Beatles thing. I found it on a random tape. It’s a Paul song. How’s that for shattering the myth?”
Listen to Cobain’s version of “And I Love Her” above. Trust us, between the song and that adorable picture of Kurt and Frances Bean, you’ll need to have some Kleenex ready.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is in theatres Friday.