Shiver The Whole Night Through: The 25th Anniversary of Nirvana Unplugged’s Recording

Originally written November 2018

In a post 80’s America, especially in the pop music world, there was a sense of shiny new optimism and subsequent culture that alienated a large group of the emerging generation’s middle-class youth. These were the kids who just felt off and felt off for feeling off. Young adults and teens always have been drawn to the music underground to find counterparts. But one thing even the strongest sense of underground community couldn’t gift was power. Power to be heard. The rest of society and of culture looked at these scenes, these pissed off and angry teens in their rock clubs and dive bars and were quite fine with their distance from relevancy. “Let the weirdos go with the weirdos to places we can ignore.”

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