MTV Unplugged in New York – Nirvana

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MTV Unplugged in New York – Nirvana

Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller

Starring: Nirvana

Not too many performances are as legendary as the unplugged session Nirvana recorded for MTV’s hit series Unplugged. Recorded in New York on November 18, 1993, the show became an instant hit. The grunge-rock icons took on their own music in an incredible acoustic set that also included some amazing cover songs.

Nirvana Unplugged 1

I’m a big music fan, and Nirvana is right in my zone since I was the perfect age for the grunge era of rock. I love the band, this set, and the nostalgia is brings on every time I watch it. The music is fortunate to be timeless and it’s allowed me to watch this concert over and over. The director did a great job leaving the camera work very simple and not editing out some of the more candid moments between songs.

Nirvana Unplugged 2

The set list for this amazing show includes:

  • “About a Girl”
  • “Come as You Are”
  • “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam”
  • “Them Man Who Sold the World”
  • “Pennyroyal Tea”
  • “Dumb”
  • “Polly”
  • “On a Plain”
  • “Something in the Way”
  • “Plateau”
  • “Oh, Me”
  • “Lake of Fire”
  • “All Apologies”
  • “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”

Here’s one of my favorite performances from the show.

If you’re a fan of Nirvana, or even looking to know more about this band, I would check this one out. It’s great music and a great watch. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Rating: NR

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