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Nirvana MTV Unplugged was Filmed 15 years Ago Today 11.19.93

Posted by jhochstat on November 19, 2008

On November 19th 1993,  Nirvana records an MTV unplugged concert in New York. The show is shot in one take – imperfections and all – and is aired one month later.  Sadly it was one of the last times Kurt Cobain performed in front of a live audience.

The band played 14 songs, 12 of which were aired for MTV:

About a Girl
Come as You Are
Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam (The Vaselines cover)
The Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie cover)
Pennyroyal Tea
Dumb
Polly
On a Plain
Something in the Way*
Sweet Home Alabama* (Lynyrd Skynyrd tease – not played in entirety)
Plateau (Meat Puppets cover)
Oh Me* (Meat Puppets cover)
Lake of Fire” (Meat Puppets cover)
All Apologies
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (trad., Arranged by Leadbelly).

(Note: * denotes cut for MTV broadcast)

Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York (Complete Show)


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