Last month we told you about a rare live Led Zeppelin recording found at at British car-boot sale.
Now comes a report from blurt.com that a music fan in Aberdeen, Wash., was at a garage sale and stumbled upon long-forgotten cassette recordings by a young Kurt Cobain — the former Nirvana front man’s earliest known recorded work.
With today marking the 16th anniversary of Cobain’s death, the word is the lucky buyer could command seven figures for the demos.
(photo courtesy of the Associated Press)
According to blurt.com, the buyer grew curious when he spotted the initials KDC scribbled on each cassette. Cobain — whose full name was Kurt Donald Cobain — attended elementary and high school in Aberdeen. After contacting two music producers who had worked with Nirvana, the recordings were confirmed to be legitimate.
Cobain was only 8 or 9 when the recordings were made. The rare tracks include a ukulele version of Steve Miller’s hit tune “The Joker,” and a collection of original material with period names like “Nixon Must Die (Or Resign)” and “I Wanna Be Just Like a Weatherman.”
Cobain, of course, left Aberdeen and went on to international rock fame fronting the legendary trio. He took his own life in 1994, although his widow, Courtney Love, has been among those who have suggested foul play.
Either way, Nirvana’s music definitely continues to sell, and it stands to reason that these childhood recordings, however rough or unpolished they turn out to be, will find a market somewhere.
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