We get our first taste of the Kurt Cobain’s posthumous “solo album” with this previously never-before-released demo titled “Sappy.” This gritty, acoustic solo version by Kurt is an early home-recorded rendition of the song that would later be recorded by Nirvana and become a hidden track on the 1993 AIDS-benefit compilation album “No Alternative.” It was recorded under the title, “Verse Chorus Verse,” which happens to be the same title of an earlier, different Nirvana song that had been scrapped.
The song is part of the upcoming companion album to the acclaimed documentary about the Nirvana frontman, Montage of Heck. The release is in conjunction with the DVD release of Brett Morgen’s rock doc that boasts a 97 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Morgen, who directed Montage of Heck, described the soundtrack:
“You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.”
The upcoming album is titled “Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings,” and will be available on November 13th. The album will feature a collection of personal recordings, unheard songs, demos, “musical experiments” and even “a sketch comedy routine.” It will be available as a 31-track deluxe record or as a 13-track standard edition. A cover of the Beatles “And I Love Her” as well as this version of “Sappy” will be released on December 4. The songs and spoken word audio were discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes.
Here is the finished product.