MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 |
Posted by: Matt Howard
- "Today is the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Unplugged recording."
This was an I-M exchange that occurred earlier today between me and fellow Baebleman David P. Neither of us knew back in 1993 the profound impact Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York live recording would have on the following 20 years. Five months after it's recording, Kurt Cobain passed, and this collection of acoustic originals and covers has since been an emblem of the band's greatness and demise.
Whether you watched it live, or ripped it for your sedan's tape deck, fans of the band each have individual memories embedded within this album's 14 tracks. Mine personally brings me back to a 3 AM middle-school sneak out where a group of us rode skateboards through the streets of a sleeping town singing together "Lake of Fire" as we paraded beneath traffic lights' blurred bouquets. Listen to the album in its entirety below, and feel free to share your own Unplugged memories in the comment section.