MTV Unplugged

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    The Neil Young unplugged is incredible.
     
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    Someone here once sent me a DVD of the entire thing. It was great, though during my move, it got lost. Would love to have another copy.
     
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    I used to listen to the Nirvana one all the time. I still love the Mana album, I listen to it in regular rotation, just fantastic playing. The third slot is a bit of a toss up as I really like Clapton, but AIC's performance of Would was phenomenal, as were many of the Cure songs.
     
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    The Live one was one of the few I ever actually watched.

    I had never heard of the band, and it just happened to be on when I first got cable TV and was flicking through the 100 or so channels to see what we had.

    I liked the song they were playing and listened through to the end of the show - loved it.
    Went out the next day and bought Throwing Copper & Secret Samadhi....have been a huge fan of the band ever since.
     
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    The Queensryche one was pretty good:





    Geoff Tate was probably at his peak vocally during this period.

    I also liked the Satriani/Vaughn one, as a beginning guitar player that was more into Satriani at the time my biggest memory of that episode is how Vaughn just blew him away.
     
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    STP was awesome, drummer had a killer old jazz set.
     
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    only ones I ever saw were Nirvana and Springsteen, didn't have cable back in the day...
     
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    Maybe. I remember seeing Tesla and Great White on Unplugged, and thinking it had already been around a year or so, maybe longer. That would have been around that time. It was before Nirvana happened, IIRC.

    Googling.... Hmm, Tesla not on there. Maybe it was just an acoustic live performance (cover of Signs). Looks like Great White was 1990. I remember them doing a fantastic cover of Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You. This was back when they would regularly air videos of songs from the shows. Don't know how long they did that. Truthfully, I stopped caring about 'unplugged' pretty early on, as it was clear to me that very little of it was actually unplugged. Just famous bands and piezos, and drums with brushes.

    That said, I loved the 10,000 Maniacs recording. It was something else entirely. It was an instant classic. It worked because 10,000 Maniacs were not a loud aggressive sound to begin with. And they had an orchestra, instead of just a bunch of guitars with piezos. And then there was Natalie. I was so in love with that woman back then. Anyhoo.... As much as love AIC, I didn't really get into the unplugged show. I had SAP to keep me warm.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_artists_featured_on_MTV_Unplugged#1989
     
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    AIC, STP, Nirvana, and Live were my favorites.
     
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    I always thought this is what kicked off the unplugged craze.

     
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    It seems to have been an impetus for the series.
     
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    Clapton for sure - made a whole other hit out of Layla. I've always enjoyed Bryan Adams as well. Oh - and Chris Isaak too.
     
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    Here I am. Rock you in the Daddy Cave.
    Oh yeah. With Black Crowes. I didn't see it on the list at first skim.
     
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