If you missed it on HBO, Montage of Heck—the conceptual Kurt Cobain bio doc from director Brett Morgen—is a compelling, if perhaps factually flawed, look into the diaries and life of the late Nirvana frontman. Now, it’s hitting theaters nationwide in a new cut that includes a previously unreleased, unheard Cobain song called “I’m a Bad Man,” playing over its end credits.
Yes, this is a demo and a first draft of a song, not a completed work. Yes, it was probably never supposed to see the light of day (let alone a movie theater). There’s even a good argument that we shouldn’t be hearing it at all. But now that it’s out there, “I’m a Bad Man” is a peek into Cobain's process definitely worth listening to (particularly since he sings it in falsetto).
Morgen has already promised that a full album of similarly unreleased Cobain demos will hit stores at the same time Montage of Heck comes out on Blu-ray in November. Until then, you can take a listen for yourself via the bootleg video above.