Hear Kurt Cobain's Mixtape from 1986, "Montage of Heck"

Lots of odd things turn up on the interwebs.

This time, someone has posted a mixtape made by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain — when he was 19. It's been around on fan sites for years, but it's available to the universe "at large."

The tape, which was posted by SpaceEcho on Vimeo, is called "Montage Of Heck." It proves that Cobain's taste was certainly diverse, even back then. It contains everything from George Michael to Frank Zappa and Cher to Van Halen to the Jackson Five to Led Zeppelin — plus bits and pieces of conversations (including Jimi Hendrix talking about Bob Dylan's grandmother at Monterey) that remind the listener of John Lennon's "Revolution 9" from the Beatles' White Album (1968).

SpaceEcho says Cobain gave him the mixtape "personally."

Have a listen and tell us what you think!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.