Nirvana, 'Unplugged' - Geffen, 1994 Nirvana shine brightly on this striking live set because the volume is turned down just low enough to let Kurt Cobain's tortured vulnerability glow. The powerful, reverent covers of Lead Belly, David Bowie and (three) Meat Puppets songs sum up Nirvana as a haunted, theatrical and, ultimately, truly raw band.
MTV Unplugged in New York - I remember watching a special way back when and Kurt Loder was saying how they totally showed up to the show with their electric guitars. He was just like...'uh...unplugged? get it?' :P