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Kurt Cobain's songwriting took center stage here. Stripped of its guitar attack, the nihilistic "On a Plain," becomes less guarded and more chilling, while "Come As You Are" gains the heart the original arrangement buried. The interplay of Cobain's guitar, Dave Grohl's subdued drumming, and Krist Novoselic's fragile bass lines, revealed musical communication the envy of any great jazz combo.

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i miss kurt ...

miss Kurt...

Never again

MTV will never again have such a historically performance such as Nirvana did. MTV has changed quite a bit over the years, and it hasn' t been for the better.

Last Performace, Best Performance

When Nirvana played the Unplugged set, it was truely amazing...they didnt play their hits, which is a good thing because we all got to see a different side to Nirvana, they had guest appearances by The Meat Puppets and played with them for a bit...a lot of meaning is in this album. Enjoy!


Formed: 1987 in Aberdeen, WA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Even now, years after you first felt its edges, the chorus of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” still sounds too dangerous—too loud, too ugly, too upset—for any mainstream. And yet, Nirvana’s 1991 single didn’t just mark an unlikely breakthrough for the Seattle trio, it upended popular culture in ways we’ve haven’t seen since. Punk became pop, grunge became global vernacular, industry walls became rubble, and frontman Kurt Cobain became the reluctant voice of a generation in need of catharsis, all seemingly...
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