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Thread: Album Club, October 2017: Nirvana - 'Unplugged'

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    I had this on LP, and now on CD.
    It seems a very honest recording but I thought UNPLUGGED MEANT NO ELECTRIC GUITARS?
    A careful listen and you will find it is not truly unplugged.
    I would rate it higher than a 7 but the lyrics are sometimes moronic and Kurt's vocals sound Quaalude influenced and ruff at the same time.
    It has all the tempo of a funeral dirge and makes me feel depressed , The only thing more depressing would be going home to Cortney Love after recording this.
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    Well, if you're feeling depressed the album is obviously having an effect!

    The album is an insight into how ragged and fragile he'd become. The addiction and turmoil he felt pours out into the recording and yes, some lyrics are nonsense but that doesn't detract for me. Show me a band from the 90s that didn't have garbage lyrics from time to time!!

    An electro acoustic is still an acoustic in my book but listen to Kiss-Unplugged and they use electric bass guitars at times. That's a no no.

    Any way, I still love this album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Well, if you're feeling depressed the album is obviously having an effect!

    The album is an insight into how ragged and fragile he'd become. The addiction and turmoil he felt pours out into the recording and yes, some lyrics are nonsense but that doesn't detract for me. Show me a band from the 90s that didn't have garbage lyrics from time to time!!

    An electro acoustic is still an acoustic in my book but listen to Kiss-Unplugged and they use electric bass guitars at times. That's a no no.

    Any way, I still love this album.
    It's love hate for me at times, after his death I look at this recording differently and you nailed it , he is very fragile and broken, suffering in song if you will. Hard to listen to now.
    The lead into Man who sold the world just sounds very electric to me for a acoustic body .
    America's version of Sid and Nancy I guess,
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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    It's love hate for me at times, after his death I look at this recording differently and you nailed it , he is very fragile and broken, suffering in song if you will. Hard to listen to now.
    The lead into Man who sold the world just sounds very electric to me for a acoustic body .
    America's version of Sid and Nancy I guess,
    Absolutely right. The two of them were toxic together. I am still convinced she played a part in his death.

    The album was recorded in such an intimate way that he couldn't hide his "fragility"

    It's brutal.
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