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20th Birthday of “Nirvana: Unplugged”

It’s been twenty years since Nirvana recorded their exclusive episode on “MTV Unplugged”. Their episode aired in December of 1993 and had included songs that their fans were not all familiar with, only playing one major hit: “Come As You Are.”

Nirvana refused to make their performance based on previous hits, instead showing great acoustic talent and straying from the loud noise that they had become known for in their previous album, “In Utero.”

This performance would define Nirvana as truly talented even outside the realm of grunge and punk rock. Many fans weren’t expecting this different side of the band but the unveiling of their new sound proved both very brave and successful. Their recording would total 56 minutes and one reel of tape without any changes or re-recordings.

Kurt Cobain’s death followed months later while on tour. After Cobain’s death, the official album “Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York” was released.

Happy Birthday “Nirvana: Unplugged,” and here’s to two of my favorite songs that have become my consolation in times of a much needed escape.



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