Friday, September 25, 2009

3. Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (1993)

One of the last songs ever recorded by Nirvana, this closing song from the 'MTV Unplugged' album is also my favorite by the band. Originally penned in the mid-1800s, this song was popularized (and attributed to by Kurt Cobain) by the legendary folk performer known as Lead Belly. After the emotional event that was the entire preceding of the Unplugged session, this song was the most emotional part of it all. At the end when Cobain starts to scream the lyrics and says 'Shiver....the whole...night through', he takes a very audible deep breath, sounding almost as if you can feel the whole weight of his emotional troubles escaping him for just a second, before taking them all back in to finish the rest of the song. Amazing.

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