180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram vinyl pressed at Pallas in Germany
Nirvana's Unplugged marked a climatic moment for the band. In the wake of In Utero, the band popped into MTV's New York City studios and played an acoustic set, exterminating the notion they were just a simple "grunge" band. Kurt Cobain seems relaxed throughout, and he gives some staggeringly beautiful vocal performances. Dave Grohl plays the drums with wire brushes and demonstrates that he was just as capable of subtle shading as he was at hard-hitting fury. Krist Novoselic proves himself to be a worthwhile musician as well, playing accordion on "Jesus Doen't Want Me For a Sunbeam" in additon to playing a very solid-yet-laid back acoustic bass. Add former Germs guitarist Pat Smear to the lineup, as well as a guest appearance by the Kirkwood brothers of Tempe band the Meat Puppets, and you have all of the ingredients of that legendary November 1993 night.
All of the most obvious choices from Nevermind are featured here, "Polly," and "Something in the Way" of course, but their acoustic rendering of "On a Plain" is both relevatory and surprising — it actually works as an acoustic! The classic "Come As You Are" is given more subtlely and emotion here, and that flanged guitar solo sounds positively stunning on an acoustic (actually he was using a half-acoustic/half-electric hybrid). The band also delivers some of the most mature songs from In Utero, too.
|About A Girl|
|Come As You Are|
|Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam|
|The Man Who Sold The World|
|On A Plain|
|Something In The Way|
|Lake Of Fire|
|Where Did You Sleep Last Night|