Best unplugged live

I'm listening to Alice in Chains unplugged MTV. Great performance and recorded perfectly. I miss that show. Stripped and seated, I love the concept. 


Okay, mainly talking about how trendy it became with the grunge bands...the novelty was the contrast between hard noise and soft acoustic. What if the Sex Pistols had done an acoustic version of Never Mind The Bollocks? Same thing. It would've blown minds. The contrast.

I didn't care much for Clapton's effort.  I found myself cringing.  I'm sure I am alone in this; perhaps I'm missing the point.

Not exactly. To be honest, and I've listened to most of his stuff beginning with The Yardbirds, the only Clapton record I ever liked was Disraeli Gears, probably helped by the fact that my original pressing just sounds so good. But I respect that he is held in such high regard by fans and musicians. They obviously hear something that I don't. It's all good.

I'm a big fan of all unplugged performances (MTV). Here are some of my favorites:

1. Rolling Stones - Stripped

2. Eric Clapton - Unplugged (MTV)

3. Nirvana - Unplugged (MTV)

4. Paul McCartney (MTV) - although not sure if a vinyl version is available

5. REM Unplugged (MTV)


+1 on Stripped. Start with Not fade away and come around back to SFM and Like a Rolling Stone. Much better mix that way imho.