Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Acoustic Lounge - Nirvana

No explanations are really needed; Nirvana, Unplugged in New York. Probably the best know ‘unplugged’ recording of all time and certainly my favourite Nirvana record. This is special, a double CD with all the original songs remastered as well the rehearsal tapes for the show. This comes from the recently released DVD.

Kurt Cobain loved to confound his fans' expectations during his brief stint in the spotlight. So when Nirvana gathered in New York City on November 18, 1993, he had another trick up his sleeve--an acoustic performance of the raw, ferocious grunge songs that propelled the band to stardom. The results were startling, and for many viewers a hidden depth to Cobain's songwriting talents were revealed as gentle renditions of NEVERMIND staples such as "On a Plain" and "Come As You Are" were stripped down and performed for a specially invited audience. Among the many highlights is the performance of "Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam," which was originally by Scottish indie-pop group (and longstanding favorite of Cobain's) the Vaselines; a stunning opening in the form of the BLEACH-era track "About a Girl"; and a selection of songs originally performed by underground rock act the Meat Puppets.


tricky said...

here is another for your acoustic lounge bruce

for fans of The Church there are a few nice versions of old classics

bruce said...

thanking you ....... much