Thursday, May 3, 2018

DAY 3 of Top 10 Albums that Shaped My Life

Nirvana – MTV Unplugged (1994)

There are some albums that come at that just the right time in your life. You have an attachment to certain songs or places or things depending on the memory it conjures up. Nirvana seems like an unlikely choice for someone like me, but everything about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana spoke to me. I’m a pretty huge house music fan. Always have. But I also love a lot of different bands and sounds and Nirvana resonated with me from the start. I loved “Nevermind” and “In Utero,” but when MTV announced that Nirvana would be invited as part of their live series, I couldn’t wait to see and hear what they’d come up with. After all, the concept was to strip away the electronics and offer live acoustic performances. It lived up to my high expectations in every way. Nirvana took chances with their hits and offered unforgettable covers from the likes of The Vaselines, The Meat Puppets and David Bowie. Kurt Cobain was in top form vocally and his performance seemed so honest that it pierced my soul and stayed in my memory.

I still can’t believe that someone who could affect my heart and soul so profoundly could think that we would all be better without him. If he only knew…. Or maybe he already did and it didn’t resonate with him like his artistry did with me.

Watch Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged by clicking play or on the link below: