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Nirvana Get Unplugged On Cd

Reviewing: Dgc Records Cd  |  Rating:
By nightwing on
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This disc is just about perfect. A live and acoustic recording of the bands MTV Unplugged performance. For a band known for loud powerhouse performances this was a very different way of presenting their music, and it absolutely works. The band performs a combination of their own music along with a few covers, and they flow seamlessly.

While I am a big Nirvana band and enjoy their own song that they perform here, it is the covers that I am most excited about. They play David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World in a laid back style as if it were their own song. Their cover of The Meat Puppets Lake of Fire is pretty intense with a great and daring vocal performance from Kurt Cobain. Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam, originally by The Vaselines, is a song that I was never familiar with before listening to this disc. The song seems a different fit for the band, but it works.

Of their own songs, there are a few that are a cut above the rest. About a Girl starts off the disc and features passionate singing and playing. Pennyroyal Tea is one of my favorite Nirvana songs, so it is great fun to listen to a slowed down and stripped down version of the song.

This is a must-have disc for any Nirvana fan. I think that even non-Nirvana fans would like it, as it is much more mellow and less threatening than their other collections.