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!
In a word. Well, lifeless. Or lazy. Uninspired. Dull. Meaningless. Take your pick I guess. I was an Eric Clapton fan. Was. He was the first international big-name act I saw and it was amazing. On a good day I’m still happy with most of that first decade of work he did – I have a soft spot […]
Joe Bonamassa, Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening (2017) I’ve never understood Joe Bonamassa’s popularity. He’s graceless – it’s meat’n’spuds playing. He’s not great – and even though he’s more than competent I spot not an inch of soul nor even grit in his playing. Here’s a triple-LP, an acoustic, 9-piece band (which […]
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. […]
I think the last solo acoustic set I’d done was back when my life bottomed out and was probably the last time I got to play my beloved Ovation – the guitar that I had written all my best songs on. I was drunk and had talked about the songs rather than actually playing them. […]
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 […]