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Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey come on, that's not so bad.



You leave Pearl Jam out of this.
but Pearl Jam's unplugged was so lifeless and dull. They just played medicore versions of their hits that seemed so borrrrrrrrring.



The original has one of my favorite guitar solos of all-time.... here it is just massacred.

And fine, Korn's is not THAT bad, but it is still not THAT good.

I wanna see Tool do an Unplugged show, that would be amazing. I think they could do it very well, and make it interesting. Wouldn't rush it, they would spend a lot of time working out the compositions to give the songs a whole new dimension without losing the heaviness of the original.

But that would never happen.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
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p.s. Unknown, get your ass on AIM sometime...
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:00 AM   #23 (permalink)
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but Pearl Jam's unplugged was so lifeless and dull. They just played medicore versions of their hits that seemed so borrrrrrrrring.



The original has one of my favorite guitar solos of all-time.... here it is just massacred.

And fine, Korn's is not THAT bad, but it is still not THAT good.

I wanna see Tool do an Unplugged show, that would be amazing. I think they could do it very well, and make it interesting. Wouldn't rush it, they would spend a lot of time working out the compositions to give the songs a whole new dimension without losing the heaviness of the original.

But that would never happen.
I actually quite liked that, which is surprising because I'm not a fan at all of unplugged sets, for example no matter how much I liked a band I would probably never buy an unplugged cd of theirs.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:03 AM   #24 (permalink)
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it is okay, but lacking that amazing guitar solo of the studio version. They could have at least come up with a good replacement.

Just seems like they got there at the last minute, didn't bother to practice and played the songs on acoustic guitars like they would electrically and that was all. Don't get the impression they tried to do something different with them.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:08 AM   #25 (permalink)
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it is okay, but lacking that amazing guitar solo of the studio version. They could have at least come up with a good replacement.

Just seems like they got there at the last minute, didn't bother to practice and played the songs on acoustic guitars like they would electrically and that was all. Don't get the impression they tried to do something different with them.
The opinion I always got with unplugged, was that some bands took it more seriously than others. The serious ones gave it some serious thought and planned out their set well, whilst for the others, it was a more come as you are (excuse the Nirvana pun here) type thing.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:16 AM   #26 (permalink)
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You think he looked bad then, watch some mad season videos. Sheesh. He looked just as bad if not worse.

I think pearl jam is more evidence of why AIC Is so great. AIC can translates very well acoustically, theyre very versatile. That can't be said for all bands.

I've often thought about a tool unplugged show. I don't think they could match AIC, and I've thought that they might not do so well acoustically. But then again, I'm sure they would have their **** together and wouldn't disappoint. It'd be so interesting to see. Some of their songs would translate to acoustic very well.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:27 AM   #27 (permalink)
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But I also think the difference was:

Layne Staley on Unplugged: looked dead already, second he took off his glasses (that was the scariest LSD moment actually watching it for me, seeing him take off the glasses and seeing his corpse eyes). Many saw his death coming.
Layne Staley's demise has to probably the worst in the history of rock.........hell it was drawn out over several years as the man lost weight, lost teeth and changed to several different colours.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I've always considered Bjorks set the most interesting, just because she pulled it off. Her songs don't really lend themselves to it, but she managed to make them work in an acoustic set. Admittedly she did it by overloading the stage with performers and using odd instrumentation, but I think that's an interesting strategy to deal with the limitations of the show.

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it is okay, but lacking that amazing guitar solo of the studio version. They could have at least come up with a good replacement.

Just seems like they got there at the last minute, didn't bother to practice and played the songs on acoustic guitars like they would electrically and that was all. Don't get the impression they tried to do something different with them.
Pearl Jam seems to be one of those bands that does things one way and after that one way is set, they keep doing it over and over. This obviously explains the 7 carbon copies that came out in succession of Ten.


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I wanna see Tool do an Unplugged show, that would be amazing. I think they could do it very well, and make it interesting. Wouldn't rush it, they would spend a lot of time working out the compositions to give the songs a whole new dimension without losing the heaviness of the original.
A Tool unplugged show would be orgasmic, come to think of it, they seem like the band that Unplugged was made for. There was probably a request sent in for Tool but they turned it down, hopefully they just do one on their own.
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I would love to hear "right in two" performed acoustically.
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