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5 Most Memorable performance from MTV Unplugged - Weekend Playlist

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5 Most Memorable performance from MTV Unplugged - Weekend Playlist

In 1989, MTV's Unplugged hit the airwaves and has gotten artists of all genres to trade in their electric instruments for acoustics. By the mid-90s, every major artist graced the Unplugged stage to perform a handful of their hits in front of the small audience. It presents the opportunity for the artists to relive their songs and give a new twist to it. The tracks took the billboard by storm and it went pretty well for the bands, commercially. 
There have been plenty of legendary performances on the Unplugged stage and Yahavi managed to pick up the '5 Most Memorable Performance from MTV Unplugged. 

1. Rod Stewart
May 5, 1993
Rod Stewart wanted to make his performance special, so he brought in Ronnie Wood to make this occasion a one to remember. They've been seen performing for the first time after the breakup of The Faces in 1975. 'Have I told you lately' and 'Reason to Believe', wooed the crowd, but it is 'Handbags and Gladrags' that set the night alight.

 

2. Nirvana
December 14, 1993
It is hard for Nirvana to bank upon the success of 'Nevermind' and with 'Utero' failed to live up the expectation of the crowd, they agreed to play on 'Unplugged' in 1993. Nirvana defied expectations, playing only one of their hits (‘Come as You Are’), being supplemented by Cris and Curt Kirkwood from the Meat Puppets and closing with Lead Belly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night?’ 

 

3. Eric Clapton
March 11, 1992
It a shock to see one of the rock's definitive electric guitar legend to trade his Stratocaster for a Martin. But it is not his guitar that shocked the world the most, it was his reworked version of 'Layla' and 'Tears in Heaven' that stole the limelight. Ended up making his unplugged album selling 10 million copies and winning many accolades, including Album of the Year at the Grammy's. 

 

4. Kiss
October 31, 1995
Richard Linklater’s brilliant ‘Dazed and Confused’ reminded the world of how important Kiss was to an entire generation of teenagers in the ’70s. Even though they still enjoyed success with newer members, the film helped lead to clamoring for a reunion of the original lineup. In 1995, old feelings were set aside as Ace Frehley and Peter Criss took the stage with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for the first time since 1980. Its success led to the estranged duo being brought back into the fold for a handful of massive full-makeup tours and ‘Psycho Circus,’ but by 2004, Criss and Frehley were once again out of the picture.

 

5. Neil Young
April 3, 1993

In his first appearance at Unplugged, The 'Godfather of Grunge' failed to live up on the acoustic set up. His taping didn't go well as he hoped and scrapped up the show. Few months later, he brought in some old friends like Ben Keith and Tim Drummond to help him around second go. This time it went well and eventually landed up in our list of 'Most Memorable Unplugged Performance'.