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Nirvana — Come As You Are
Album: Unplugged In New York
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:45
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Come, as you are, as you were, as I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy
Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don't be late
Take a rest, as a friend, as an old
Memoria, memoria, memoria, memoria

Come, doused in mud, soaked in bleach, as I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend, as an old
Memoria, memoria, memoria, memoria

And I swear that I, don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun, no, I don't have a gun

-ria, memoria, memoria, memoria (No, I don't have a gun)

Well, I swear that I don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun, no, I don't have a gun
No, I don't have a gun, no, I don't have a gun

Memoria, memoria
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It is amazing how well this follows the Hip.  

 

Hats off to the DJ once again. 

 

We are not worthy.


 Stingray wrote:

Voice and songwriting (of a handful of GREAT songs).

As musicians none of the three had much skills!

Rest was hype!



 
What utter garbage. Grohl alone is regarded by a huge number of drummers as one of the greatest of all time. His speed and technical ability even in the early pre-nirvana days is astounding. 
I don't think Nirvana was as good as Radiohead or REM, but man, did they really shake things up.  Kurt's voice still haunts me after all these years.  Yes, he did matter.
They were a very good band.

But I'm afraid they represent the death of R n R.

Their Pain, Angst, Anger, Despair (PAAD) "thud n drone" formula was unique in 1991 but ever "R n R" band since then has followed this formula.  2013 is 1991. Stagnation.

I'm afraid R n R is evolving into jazz. Each hit a peak and then stagnated...no experimentation. Just same ole formula. 
If it was Nirvana, Kurt, why were you in such a f******g hurry to leave? 
Too much whining.  
Just because you're dead don't mean their not after you...apparently.  Awesome band.  Spectacular album.

Voice and songwriting (of a handful of GREAT songs).

As musicians none of the three had much skills!

Rest was hype!


You say you don't have a gun? Not any more, you don't.

(Was that too obvious?)
Not my cup of tea.
timeless song.
Nirvana songs are not getting old!! 


{#Dancingbanana_2}
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
I rated this a 1 four years ago.  It is still a 1 — absolute garbage.  The whining and sh**** guitar sound are basically unlistenable
 
Exactly, which is why the track has a 7,2 rating, not a 10 {#Tongue-out}

 countyman wrote:
HUGELY overrated band.
Maybe of all time.

 

Translation:

I don't like Nirvana and don't understand why they are more popular than my favorite band, Hanson.
{#High-five}{#Clap}
Wow. So much emotion. They were a good band and had some good songs, dude was troubled and killed himself. Happens all the time, what's the big deal? This is one of their good ones. 8
Absolutely. 

evenflower wrote:

Man, I wish Bill would sometimes play "Where Did You Sleep Last Night (In the Pines)", which ended this concert.  What an amazing moment in rock history.

 


Man, I wish Bill would sometimes play "Where Did You Sleep Last Night (In the Pines)", which ended this concert.  What an amazing moment in rock history.



 Johnny_Wave wrote:
I rated this a 1 four years ago.  It is still a 1 — absolute garbage.  The whining and sh**** guitar sound are basically unlistenable
 
your dirty fatty cunt , motherfucker!
Ppppfffffthtthhhhhhh.......
I rated this a 1 four years ago.  It is still a 1 — absolute garbage.  The whining and sh**** guitar sound are basically unlistenable

cobain 27 by ~thewho78
aimi mine  ©2007-2010 ~thewho78

bluer than black


He was sooo cool he left a 2 year old daughter behind to be brought up by Hole ~ I mean that wonderful woman
Great stuff and just what I need after spending about 6 hours writing a very difficult letter...I love the unplugged stuff it is right from his very troubled soul. RIP Kurt
I enjoy every song on this album more than the studio counterpart.  Unplugged is one of my favorite CDs of all time. It just goes to show, there's no accounting for taste. {#Tongue-out}

There's just so much more feeling in the unplugged versions.


 
lysisphere wrote:
Studio Album Nirvana = {#Dancingbanana_2}

Nirvana Unplugged = {#Puke}

... maybe that tells me how untalented they really are.  Curt's squeaky voice.  This was the first song I learned to play on guitar.  When I was 13.

Best kept loud, distorted, produced, like in my memory.

 

 countyman wrote:
HUGELY overrated band.
Maybe of all time.

 

Translation:

I don't like Nirvana and don't understand why they are more popular than my favorite band, Hanson.
Studio Album Nirvana = {#Dancingbanana_2}

Nirvana Unplugged = {#Puke}

... maybe that tells me how untalented they really are.  Curt's squeaky voice.  This was the first song I learned to play on guitar.  When I was 13.

Best kept loud, distorted, produced, like in my memory.

brains on the wall.
sad
Yahtzee!
I didn't get Nirvana or their music at first. But the rawness in his voice grew on me after while.

And the band is a lot tighter than people give them credit for. After all, these are the guys who turned into the Foo Fighters.

Still, it would have been interesting to see him develope further, had he survived his addiction and the accompanying depression.

Certainly a classic, but I will say I much prefer the stuff Dave Grohl has been putting out with Foo Fighters (notwithstanding the fact that the time I saw FF, they blew live).  The music is just more vibrant.  I guess I don't appreciate the tortured aspect of Nirvana.  Is that the difference?  Easy to say knowing how it turned out, but I can't remember how I saw them back in the day... other than resentment that they were considered the the godfathers of grunge when I much prefered Soundgarden and Screaming Trees.


I like this song just fine, but the "unplugged" treatment adds nothing.  Unnecessary while the original is still available.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
Well, now that Nirvana is very yesterday I can finally say this with out being attacked...maybe. I just never really cared for them. I can here the talent and originality (at least for the time), just don't like the songs

{#Group-hug} Oh, come over and have a hug. (And their best songs are covers and even then the originals are better.)

Nirvana is the first band tha t makes me notice I'm old when I see teenagers still wearing their T-shirts. Must be what others thought about me and the Beatles.

HUGELY overrated band.
Maybe of all time.

 meghan89 wrote:
In the 14 years since this album has been released I have never once gotten tired of it. For me its up there with Bob Marley's Legend and almost any Beatles album. Never gets old to me.
 
Ditto. Same with Nevermind.

In the 14 years since this album has been released I have never once gotten tired of it. For me its up there with Bob Marley's Legend and almost any Beatles album. Never gets old to me.
What memories this track brings - still a great tune.
this is why i love RP ...all types of musics...but only good ones !!! hahahaha :bananajam: :boohoo: :guitarist:
Well, now that Nirvana is very yesterday I can finally say this with out being attacked...maybe. I just never really cared for them. I can here the talent and originality (at least for the time), just don't like the songs
crinky wrote:
Right. Not drop-D tuning (the low E string tuned to D) but D-based tuning where all strings are tuned down a step. I can see what you mean about singing and playing the songs being difficult. Never tried singing this song.
I think the singing is simple if you drink 3/4 pint of cough syrup. Not being an ass--I'm a fan.
themotion wrote:
This song is not in drop-D tuning ... Very easy to just play, yes. But very difficult to play while singing.
Right. Not drop-D tuning (the low E string tuned to D) but D-based tuning where all strings are tuned down a step. I can see what you mean about singing and playing the songs being difficult. Never tried singing this song.
robspeds wrote:
Possibly the most overrated band ever. Cobain guitar work is stuff of a 10th grader that has taken 1.5yrs of lessons....
Oh, good. Then I'll go to the local high school and find a lead singer/song writer to lead my band that will revolutionize music ... Music is not the sound that comes from the guitar, it is the hand that plays it.
siandbeth wrote:
People that are strung out on dope rarely look at anyone in the eye. And yes, lots of pain in that.
There is that but there is was also an extreme self-esteem problem there that was even evident watching Nirvana play live. And, for better or worse, Nirvana brought rock and roll back into the top 40 and I will always appreciate them for that.
crinky wrote:
Tune your guitar down a step to D based tuning & all the songs on this album become fairly easy to play.
This song is not in drop-D tuning ... Very easy to just play, yes. But very difficult to play while singing.
Possibly the most overrated band ever. Cobain guitar work is stuff of a 10th grader that has taken 1.5yrs of lessons....
siandbeth wrote:
People that are strung out on dope rarely look at anyone in the eye. And yes, lots of pain in that.
Check out the book "Heavier than Heaven." It gives an excellent account of Kurt and his woes. Sad deal. Damn good music, though.
Well, I am not going to go that far but I have never been a fan of them. They had their bit but to me I never 'got them'. Many people I respect really like them so don't take this as a slap anyone. Just not my bag. goo wrote:
This is bloody awful. This guy can't sing and I can't stand that chorus effect on the guitar. Yuk! Wretched song writing. Nothing good about this.
siandbeth wrote:
People that are strung out on dope rarely look at anyone in the eye. And yes, lots of pain in that.
Yes, just look at Alice in Chains unplugged. Another one lost to Heroin.
seedy wrote:
Ever notice how difficult it was for Kurt to look in the camera during the unplugged session ? You can see the PAIN and certainly hear it.
People that are strung out on dope rarely look at anyone in the eye. And yes, lots of pain in that.
themotion wrote:
This song is nearly impossible to play and sing ... Damn you Kurt and your talent.
Tune your guitar down a step to D based tuning & all the songs on this album become fairly easy to play.
CandyIsland wrote:
Hola to everyone, Glad to be here for this one! And.. this is my first post.. :-)
glad to have you here. Welcome to the wonderful world of RP.
themotion wrote:
This song is nearly impossible to play and sing ... Damn you Kurt and your talent.
Never tried, but I can imagine it must be a bitch. Sucks he had to blow his brains all over the greenhouse.
This is bloody awful. This guy can't sing and I can't stand that chorus effect on the guitar. Yuk! Wretched song writing. Nothing good about this.
CandyIsland wrote:
Hola to everyone, Glad to be here for this one! And.. this is my first post.. :-)
Hola, and welcome. I am glad to be here too.
This song is nearly impossible to play and sing ... Damn you Kurt and your talent.
rachlan wrote:
This song, happiness is a warm gun, and Jeff Buckley sang about water and drowning.... Okay, call it dumb thoughts, but can't help thinking about it. JL - happiness is a warm gun, how he died JB - words about water and drawning a lot in his songs
Yeah, but it wasn't "I'm all Plugged up". It was "I'm all Shook up".
Great song though I prefer the version on NEVERMIND.
Hola to everyone, Glad to be here for this one! And.. this is my first post.. :-)
Ahhhh...live version! YES! :bounce: ">
This song, happiness is a warm gun, and Jeff Buckley sang about water and drowning.... Okay, call it dumb thoughts, but can't help thinking about it. JL - happiness is a warm gun, how he died JB - words about water and drawning a lot in his songs
grant wrote:
Right Said, Fred!
He must be too sexy for this song... :doh:
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Miss You, Kurt. :hug:
Was that the right emoticon? :hungry:
Miss You, Kurt. :hug:
fredriley wrote:
Ok. Bye now.
Right Said, Fred!
greysaber wrote:
if I want to listen to suicides I'll turn on the local Corporate hard rock station.
Ok. Bye now.
greysaber wrote:
if I want to listen to suicides I'll turn on the local Corporate hard rock station.
Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I find yours to be really nasty and completely unnecessary. Why don't you take your bad attitude and go listen to your local corporate SOFT rock station. RP needs more songs from Nirvana, and less commentary like yours.
jah_blessed wrote:
Prefer the original version off Nevermind.
Here, here.
Dylan76 wrote:
Great song (8), but not unplugged (5).
Amen. This one of Nirvana's greatest songs, but wimpy and strained compared to the original on "Nevermind."
greysaber wrote:
if I want to listen to suicides I'll turn on the local Corporate hard rock station.
Nice. :rolleyes:
NIRVANA!! Thank you RP!!!!
Prefer the original version off Nevermind.
if I want to listen to suicides I'll turn on the local Corporate hard rock station.
honeygirl wrote:
Nirvana...classic rock N roll story.. talented indeed.
Yes...intersting story, but his talent is more fable than....
Great song (8), but not unplugged (5).
Weird Al's take on nirvana is much better
physicsgenius wrote:
Is it my crappy headphones or is this mp3 full of static?
yes you are full of crap.........
seedy wrote:
Ever notice how difficult it was for Kurt to look in the camera during the unplugged session ? You can see the PAIN and certainly hear it.
Bleeh. Kurt's got nothing on me. You should the the PAIN in my eyes while listening to this dreck. Aaaaggggghhhh!
physicsgenius wrote:
Is it my crappy headphones or is this mp3 full of static?
Maybe you are full of crap?
Ever notice how difficult it was for Kurt to look in the camera during the unplugged session ? You can see the PAIN and certainly hear it.
orpheus wrote:
d. grohl is WAYYY overrated. foofighters has a few good tunes, and dave can drum, but the real talent in Nirvana was Cobain. Ran into the band in a Colorado bar and while the rest of the band was really cool, Dave totally played the part of the fuckin' "rock star", too good to socialize with the "masses." Not to mention, Kurt mentioned that he turned into a total dick after fame went to his head, and I saw it for myself firsthand. :? :? :? 8O :? 8O :o :cry:
Good point. The Foo Fighters' first two albums and his drumming in QOTSA's "Songs for the Deaf" are the highlights of his career. Everything else is kind of blah. Guys like Neil Pert, Jimmy Chamberlin, Josh Freese and Danny Carey have him beat when it comes to drumming. Those four are the best around, really...
Nirvana...classic rock N roll story.. talented indeed.
Considering how he died, the repeated line "No, I don't have a gun" is kinda ironic.
Hello: physicsgenius wrote:
Is it my crappy headphones or is this mp3 full of static?
It sounds pretty clear on my AKG K501's... :propeller: Neil
nirvana never did much for me, either. this song's ok, i guess. how's that for vague? i give it a 5
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
He never could sing. But then it never seemed to matter.
I definitely have to agree with you. There are only a few songs I like from him...this isnt one of them.
He never could sing. But then it never seemed to matter.
Darkmatter wrote:
Good song, but mostly because it was stolen almost in its entirety from "the 80's" by Killing Joke. Dave Grohl paid his dues by playing the drums on the latest Killing Joke album, so I guess it is all good. :)
d. grohl is WAYYY overrated. foofighters has a few good tunes, and dave can drum, but the real talent in Nirvana was Cobain. Ran into the band in a Colorado bar and while the rest of the band was really cool, Dave totally played the part of the fuckin' "rock star", too good to socialize with the "masses." Not to mention, Kurt mentioned that he turned into a total dick after fame went to his head, and I saw it for myself firsthand. :? :? :? 8O :? 8O :o :cry:
Good song, but mostly because it was stolen almost in its entirety from "the 80's" by Killing Joke. Dave Grohl paid his dues by playing the drums on the latest Killing Joke album, so I guess it is all good. :)
Is it my crappy headphones or is this mp3 full of static?
tg3k wrote:
Gotta disagree with the majority on this one. Nirvana never did a thing for me musically or emotionally, and this cut sounds makes a crappy song crappier. I realize there are bazillions of Nirvana/Kobain fans out there, and I respect that, but whatever magic Nirvana had never made itself apparent to me. :rolleyes:
I agree... but they had some good songs, this being one of them (and not to mention my favorite Nirvana song).
Mugro wrote:
I know that it is fun for all of us here at RP to pat ourselves on the back and call ourselves "discriminating listeners" and "anti-commercial station alternative music fans", but just relax already!! Does it really matter, after all, what ranking Rolling Stone gives an album? Not to me. I just like listening and collecting music. It is ok to enjoy Nirvana AND Hendrix!! Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves not to take things so seriously!! :bounce:
Mugro, you're right, and I'm not being sarcastic or anything. Although some songs really do suck and must be purged from musical history. But mostly, you're right.
I know that it is fun for all of us here at RP to pat ourselves on the back and call ourselves "discriminating listeners" and "anti-commercial station alternative music fans", but just relax already!! Does it really matter, after all, what ranking Rolling Stone gives an album? Not to me. I just like listening and collecting music. It is ok to enjoy Nirvana AND Hendrix!! Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves not to take things so seriously!! :bounce:
You people make it so difficult to be objective! While I'm certainly not one of the Cobainites who think Nirvana saved music for the new millenium, I cannot deny that they're music is beautiful on virtually every level. There's a purity to their work that I can only compare to a handful of others, among them the Beatles. I LOVE Pink Floyd, but there's no way they're one of the greatest rock bands, although they were one of the best-produced bands of all time. As for Hendricks, I think it's smart to compare his work with Nirvana's -- infectious, hard-laced, technically accomplished pop rock. Neither Jimi nor Kurt said they were in it for the money, but they made millions. Flip Nevermind and Experience on the Rolling Stone list, who cares.
fatport wrote:
Nevermind is ranked 17 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums. This is ahead of everything by Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and countless other greats. Please, someone explain what makes this better than Hendrix? I don't get it either.
When I was in High School in the late 70's, Rolling Stone, while very opinionated, was a pretty good musical magazine. Sometime in the 90's they started losing money and started making an effort to be more "relevant." This has resulted in more coverage to "flavor of the month's" and other musical dreck commonly played on MTV and Top 40 radio. Look at the amount of press they give Britney Spears, Christina (however you spell her last name) and other "artists" of that ilk. One only has to look as far as who gets on the cover of that magazine these days to realize that its mucical and critical relevance has long since passed. That has nothing really to do with their ranking of Nevermind, but I had to just get this off my chest. Sorry.
Totally ground-breaking, talented and innovative group, whose demented lead singer could not hold it together in the end. That adds to the mysticism, but his voice and style will live forever.
Hoping that Santa brings me the new boxed set for Christmas.
THANKS FOR MY 3:00 PICK ME UP! :sunny.gif:
fatport wrote:
Nevermind is ranked 17 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums. This is ahead of everything by Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and countless other greats. Please, someone explain what makes this better than Hendrix? I don't get it either.
I agree. Jimi is one of my favorites. Rolling Stone's losing it's long term memory I guess. But it's only Rolling Stone, not the most reliable source for non-partisan judgements. If Kurt were still alive he would disagree with the RS ranks too.
Nevermind is ranked 17 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums. This is ahead of everything by Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and countless other greats. Please, someone explain what makes this better than Hendrix? I don't get it either.
mrkuryakin wrote:
I with the "not for me", crowd here. What was all the fuss about? Imagine a really poor metal band and you get Nirvana. It was a bit of bad metal for the masses. Not particularly ground breaking and I don't think particularly talented with the exception of David Grohl who has gone on to a band woth y of his talents.
Metal? If you think Nirvana was a "metal" band, than you need to cut your hair and grow some brains.
:music:
mrkuryakin wrote:
I with the "not for me", crowd here. What was all the fuss about? Imagine a really poor metal band and you get Nirvana. It was a bit of bad metal for the masses. Not particularly ground breaking and I don't think particularly talented with the exception of David Grohl who has gone on to a band wothy of his talents.
A friend of mine booked bands into Florida State University for a couple of decades. He tells me that the most professional band he ever booked -- in the serious way in which they approached the show -- was Nirvana. In my estimation, that says quite a bit. On the other side of the ledger, I saw a Todd Rundgren show where Todd was tuning a gujitar and then broke into a perfect few notes of this song, looked up, and said: "These kids today, they're so complex." I don't necessarily think Nirvana was groundbreaking, but I do think they were pretty damn good.
I with the "not for me", crowd here. What was all the fuss about? Imagine a really poor metal band and you get Nirvana. It was a bit of bad metal for the masses. Not particularly ground breaking and I don't think particularly talented with the exception of David Grohl who has gone on to a band wothy of his talents.
riverpilot wrote:
Pitch is objective, not subjective. It's a function of frequency and easily measured. If an artist intends one pitch and another comes out, it's just poor musicianship.
Not to quibble, but "pitch" is the psychological correlate of "frequency." Meaning, pitch is what the listener perceives; frequency is what the sound source is outputting, or how many cycles per second the sine wave is traveling, and how many vibrations are ocurring( your eardrum vibrates 1000 times per sec, voila, the sound is 1000 Hz.) Frequency is what is measured (Hz). So, pitch is what is actually subjective. For the record, great song! Studio or live version. Gives a damn, r.e.s.
I usually refrain from posting negative comments, but...Nirvana's is absolutely confounding to me. I have no idea why they are always listed on top 10 lists, and as being some major influence in rock. Granted they had guts to play plain, old rock n roll when others where holding meetings in board rooms for set lists. However, they are hardly original, or even that talented. I personally really don't like their style, but understand why others might. Still, keep 'em where they should be - somewhere in the middle of the pack of a long list of other bands.
gandalfbmg wrote:
In fact, I think that there's a bit of 'banter' in between songs where kurt complains about his guitar or something.
"what are they tuning a harp?"
I miss you Cobain. Why? :(
drover wrote:
There's a difference between being dissonent and being out of tune. I have to doubt your claim of it being deliberate because it only happens on the Unplugged tracks where they don't have the luxury of multiple takes and studio engineers telling them it's time to retune. On the studio albums their guitars are dissonent, noisy and clashing, but they're still in tune.
Sorry for the confusion; I think you're closer to right. I'm probably the last person who should try and explain it anyway, as I don't play guitar. BUT, I remember reading in a Nirvana biography that the intentionally used "off" tuning, not tuning their guitars in the 'standard' way; that's what I was referring to in my earlier post. And I don't doubt that some of their out-of-tuneness on Unplugged was due to the fact that it was live and they couldn't do it over. In fact, I think that there's a bit of 'banter' in between songs where kurt complains about his guitar or something.
Gotta disagree with the majority on this one. Nirvana never did a thing for me musically or emotionally, and the sound of this cut makes a crappy song crappier. I realize there are bazillions of Nirvana/Kobain fans out there, and I respect that, but whatever magic Nirvana had never made itself apparent to me.


TEN, baby! :sunny.gif:
riverpilot wrote:
rayraspi wrote:
:) Not to be the ultra-philosophical guy, but what's 'in-tune.' anyway -- it's such an individual and abstract thing? I'm sorry but this is just plain wrong. Pitch is objective, not subjective. It's a function of frequency and easily measured. If an artist intends one pitch and another comes out, it's just poor musicianship. Intended dissonance might be used for effect, but if it's consistent it's just a gimmicky mistake.
WHO GIVES A FREAKIN' RAT'S ASSS!!!?? All that really matters when all is said and done and the guy's been buried for almost a freakin' decade is his goddamn AWESOME talent, not whether his guitar was freakin' tuned at any and all times ya ****head!!!!?? 8O :fire: :fire: 8O :o :x :x :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :fire: :stop: :verysorry: :yell: :yell: :-s :-k <-X <-X :verymad: :verymad: :verymad: :frustrated: :frustrated: :butt:
first song i ever learned on guitar...not the only one to learn this first i imagine :)
ahh... still good...
rayraspi wrote:
:) Not to be the ultra-philosophical guy, but what's 'in-tune.' anyway -- it's such an individual and abstract thing? I'm sorry but this is just plain wrong. Pitch is objective, not subjective. It's a function of frequency and easily measured. If an artist intends one pitch and another comes out, it's just poor musicianship. Intended dissonance might be used for effect, but if it's consistent it's just a gimmicky mistake.
Originally Posted by drover: Am I really the only person on earth who is immensely irritated that the guitars are painfully out of tune on this whole damn album? I get a headache listening to any Nirvana Unplugged track because I keep trying to mentally tune their guitars. Cobain's ability to sing in tune on a live track indicates that he has (had?) good pitch; couldn't he have nudged these guys and told them their guitars sound like ass?
I agree . . . Pat, I'd like to buy an "E"! How about an "A"? I'll spin . . . Can I have a "D"?
:frustrated: The only thing I\'ve ever realy liked about Nirvana, is Wierd Al Yankovic\'s spoof of Teen Spirit. :D
Originally Posted by gandalfbmg: Personally, I find the ultra-slick produced Butch Vig sound of Nirvana is not really representaive of them, though it is what most of us first heard. I love Butch Vig and what he did for their sound, but being out of tune was something they did on purpose, for the extra personality it added to their music
There's a difference between being dissonent and being out of tune. I have to doubt your claim of it being deliberate because it only happens on the Unplugged tracks where they don't have the luxury of multiple takes and studio engineers telling them it's time to retune. On the studio albums their guitars are dissonent, noisy and clashing, but they're still in tune.
Originally Posted by drover: Am I really the only person on earth who is immensely irritated that the guitars are painfully out of tune on this whole damn album? I get a headache listening to any Nirvana Unplugged track because I keep trying to mentally tune their guitars. Cobain's ability to sing in tune on a live track indicates that he has (had?) good pitch; couldn't he have nudged these guys and told them their guitars sound like ass?
Personally, I find the ultra-slick produced Butch Vig sound of Nirvana is not really representaive of them, though it is what most of us first heard. I love Butch Vig and what he did for their sound, but being out of tune was something they did on purpose, for the extra personality it added to their music. I think it's great that we have both the Nevermind and the Unplugged versions of many of their songs, because it's almost like two completly different interpretations (like a cover of their own stuff).
Originally Posted by phiagurl: But that's part of its charm! :p
Well, I'm pretty sure he, his family and friends weren't so charmed by the fact he wasn't in tune.
Originally Posted by Johray63: He, himself wasn't "in tune", in the first place.
But that's part of his charm! :p I like Nirvana, always have, and hopefully always will.