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Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?
Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity

Posted on 11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST by mcg2000

We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance?

Me?

Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?



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1 posted on 11/02/2006 11:04:39 PM PST by mcg2000
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To: mcg2000

How would I know? I unplugged MTV.


2 posted on 11/02/2006 11:08:02 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: mcg2000

one of my all time favorite recordings is MTV Unplugged: 10000 Maniacs


3 posted on 11/02/2006 11:08:27 PM PST by seastay
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To: mcg2000

Never watched MTV.


4 posted on 11/02/2006 11:09:02 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: mcg2000

"they've come to snuff the Rooster..."


5 posted on 11/02/2006 11:11:34 PM PST by USMA83
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To: Paleo Conservative

lol

The show last broadcast about 10 years ago ... as far as I know? That was one of our questions too.


6 posted on 11/02/2006 11:13:22 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad on The Red Cross.)
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To: mcg2000

I've only seen or heard a few but definitely Alice in Chains.


7 posted on 11/02/2006 11:13:25 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: seastay

I agree; for some reason it's not on iTunes and I lost the CD.


8 posted on 11/02/2006 11:16:24 PM PST by CardShark
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To: mcg2000

Gosh, I can't remember the last time I watched Unplugged. I have, though, become a big fan of CMT's Crossroads.


9 posted on 11/02/2006 11:19:43 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: mcg2000; peggybac

First Place: Eric Clapton

Second Place: Nirvana


10 posted on 11/02/2006 11:27:58 PM PST by Pontiac (All are worthy of freedom, none are incapable.)
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To: peggybac

I just checked the website ... it's still broadcasting new shows!!?!? Man o' man do I feel dated now! lol


11 posted on 11/02/2006 11:44:15 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad on The Red Cross.)
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To: mcg2000

Alice, Clapton and Kurt Cobain all heroin users and on MTV... what's up with that!


12 posted on 11/03/2006 12:01:49 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: mcg2000

It's alice in chains without question, even with layne staley flubbing some of the lyrics.

2nd would have to be clapton.


13 posted on 11/03/2006 12:04:07 AM PST by flashbunny
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To: mcg2000
You took my answer. AIC. Their set was just superior to that of the other bands and it transitioned better to acoustic. (Though I've only heard a few of the Unpluggeds.)
14 posted on 11/03/2006 12:20:49 AM PST by MitchellC
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To: mcg2000

I've only seen Nirvana's, which was performed very well, but the song selection was pretty lame. I've only heard bits of Clapton and 10,000 Maniacs, but what I heard was awesome. Never heard AIC's unplugged.


15 posted on 11/03/2006 12:25:31 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (My Savior beat up your Prophet!)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Was "Smells Like Nirvana" ever performed on that show?

That might get my vote.

16 posted on 11/03/2006 12:27:26 AM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun

No, but they did a cover of 'Another One Rides the Bus' that has to be heard to be believed. :)


17 posted on 11/03/2006 12:48:36 AM PST by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC
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18 posted on 11/03/2006 3:52:35 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: seastay; mcg2000
one of my all time favorite recordings is MTV Unplugged: 10000 Maniacs

One of the best live performances I've ever seen. They had a great sound and were just hitting their Stride when Merchant pulled the plug.

Another great Unplugged event was Rod Stewart's.

19 posted on 11/03/2006 5:31:21 AM PST by Cagey
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To: mcg2000

nirvana

r.e.m. (I still hate you michael stipe)

bob dylan


20 posted on 12/18/2006 3:47:14 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (proud sponsor of the "helmets for democrats" foundation)
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To: mcg2000
eric clapton too!
21 posted on 12/18/2006 3:49:40 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (proud sponsor of the "helmets for democrats" foundation)
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To: mcg2000

I kinda like Sushi Cabaret Club band but I think they broke up not very long ago.

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22 posted on 09/28/2011 9:13:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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