Pearl Jam MTV Unplugged Sony Legacy Fuck, I hate Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder with his weapons-grade laryngitis – making enough bad music himself but having undue influence on the awful Nu-Metal Years where the Creeds and Stainds of that world gargled marbles and spat out cliches. Bleurgh!
David Lee Roth, Crazy From The Heat [EP] (1985) When “Diamond Dave” released this he was still a member of Van Halen – though not for very much longer. This EP was basically his resignation letter. He’d blown the world apart with that band and reconfigured heavy metal – and now he was off to be a silly/wonderful pop star. The motor-mouth of charisma […]
Neil Young & The Bluenotes, This Note’s For You (1988) I like this album – although it’s by no stretch great. Worth it though for the title song (and its video) and the story around it. Worth it, too, because all of Neil Young’s albums contain SOMETHING. There’s always something good or something so mesmeric […]
So I just watched Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged In New York on DVD. This is a classic concert – an important concert to me. I’m not sure how great it is as I have a rather biased view towards Nirvana. I’m not their biggest fan. I think Kurt Cobain was often a bit of a twit. […]
Nirvana, MTV Unplugged In New York (1994) The only Nirvana album I had on vinyl (until buying this recently) is Bleach. I love that record – and still play it a bit. I love the other albums but they’re played-out for me. I can’t really imagine wanting to play them through beginning to end ever […]