The concert of the rock band Nirvana at Sony Music Studios in New York City that became a live album.

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The concert of the rock band Nirvana at Sony Music Studios in New York City that became a live album.

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It was suggested to Kurt Cobain that he go back out onstage to do an encore following the end of the show, but he declined saying that he knew he could never top his performance of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" See more »

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In the credits, Dave Grohl's last name is misspelled as "Ghrol." See more »

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David Grohl: [after performing Pennyroyal Tea] That sounded good.
Kurt Cobain: Shut up.
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Featured in When Rock Goes Acoustic (2011) See more »

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All in all, it's all they were
6 October 2007 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

In grunge Pearl Jam had 10, the Stone Temple Pilots had Core, Soundgarden had Superunknown and Nirvana had the classic Nevermind. On 18th November 1993 they recorded an Unplugged video for MTV which became, to my ears anyway, their best - and last – album in 1994.

It was just an acoustic concert showcasing some of singer Kurt Cobain's finest downbeat songs and a couple of downbeat covers. What of course made it so poignant was Cobain's apparent suicide 5 months later at 27 years old – MTV (when it used to play music) reflecting the trauma for a generation of kids ran the video every day for months … years! That generation has moved on and succeeding generations are as little moved by Nirvana as by the Beatles, so fast is fashion. It was a very relaxed professional set and showed an unknown side of the band to the world; highlights include About A Girl, Come As You Are, the sublime On A Plain, and of course the gravely enigmatic All Apologies – which became their unwitting epitaph. I wonder how Smells Like Teen Spirit would've sounded? Drummer Grohl moved on afterwards and surprised us all with the consistent success of the Foo Fighters, while bassist Novoselic went into rather desultory but well meaning politics.

Not everyone's cup of Pennyroyal tea of course, to me this excellent show sums up a musical era and I still watch/listen to it regularly.


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