MTV Unplugged - Season 4

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  • Nirvana
    Nirvana
    Episode 13
    12/14/93
    9.2
    Seattle sensation Nirvana taped a performance for "MTV Unplugged" in New York City in November of 1993. Band members Kurt Cobain (lead vocals, guitar), Krist Novoselic (bass) and Dave Grohl (drums) performed an acoustic set featuring songs from the band's latest release In Utero, as well as material from earlier releases. Recorded 11/18/93 at Sony Music Studios, New York City Set List: 01. About a Girl 02. Come As You Are 03. The Man who Sold the World (Written by David Bowie) 04. Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam (Written by Eugene Kelly and Francis Mckee) 05. Pennyroyal Tea (Cobain solo) 06. Dumb 07. Polly 08. On a Plain 09. Something in the Way 10. Plateau (with the Meat Puppets) (Written by Curt Kirkwood) 11. Lake of Fire (with the Meat Puppets) (Written by Curt Kirkwood) 12. All Apologies 13. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (Written by Leadbelly)moreless
  • Duran Duran
    Duran Duran
    Episode 12
    12/13/93
    6.6
    Duran Duran Recorded 11/17/93 at Sony Music Studios - New York City Duran, Duran, the premiere band of the video generation, make an appearance on "MTV Unplugged." Taped in New York City in November of 1993, band memers Simon Le Bon (lead vocals), Nick Rhodes (keyboards), John Taylor (bass) and Warren Cuccurullo (guitar) perform selections off their ninth album, simply titled Duran Duran. Set List: 01. Planet Earth 02. Hungry Like the Wolf 03. Ordinary World 04. Serious 05. Notorious 06. Skin Trade 07. Girls on Film 08. The Chauffeur 09. Come Undone 10. Rio 11. Too Much Informationmoreless
  • Spoken Word I
    Spoken Word I
    Episode 11
    7/28/93
    4.0
    MTV presents the first ever "Spoken Word" edition of "MTV Unplugged." The program showcased the work of some of the hottest spoken word artists who performed their own work in an intimate coffee house setting. Also featured in this program was a performance by the master of the spoken word himself: Henry Rollins: Following was the artist line-up: 99 ("Burns"), Maggie Estep ("The Stupid Jerk I'm Obsessed With"), Barry Yourgrau ("Helium"), Reg E. Gaines ("Please Don't Take My Air Jordans"), Reg E. Gaines/Maggie Estep duet ("Using Me For Sex"), Bob Holman ("Welcome To The United State Of Poetry"), Edwin Torres ("Peesacho"), and Henry Rollins ("Ode To MTV Unplugged"). Recorded 4/20/93 at Sony Music Studios, New York City Set List of Spoken Word I: 01. Burns [99] (written by Diedre Moses) 02. The Stupid Jerk I'm Obsessed With [Maggie Estep] 03. Helium [Barry Yourgrau] 04. Please Don't Take My Air Jordans [Reg E. Gaines] 05. You're Just Using Me for Sex [Estep & Gaines] 06. The U.S. of Poetry [Bob Holman] 07. Peesacho [Edwin Torres] 08. Ode to MTV Unplugged [Henry Rollins]moreless
  • Midnight Oil
    Midnight Oil
    Episode 10
    6/3/93
    5.3
    "MTV Unplugged" presents an acoustic performance with veteran Australian band, Midnight Oil. Known for their explosive live performances and indelible relationship between music and politics, the band gained superstar status with their 1982 hit, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 which spawned the hit singles "U.S. Forces" and "Power and the Passion." By 1986, the band had addressed many of the most important issues of the century, including the arms race, the danger of nuclear conflict, and the environment. In 1987, The Oils tackled the plight of Australian Aborigines with the release Diesel and Dust, which included the band's first international hit,"Beds Are Burning." This was followed by the enormously successful Blue Sky Mining in 1989, and their incendiary live album, the 1992 release Scream In Blue. Midnight Oil is currently on tour with their latest album, Earth And Sun And Moon. The album's first official release, "Truganini," is about a tragic historical figure, who by 1873, was the sole surviving Tasmanian Aborigine in Australia. The Oil's "Unplugged" song selections include "Blue Sky Mining," "Beds Are Burning," "Sell My Soul," "In The Valley," and "Truganini." Recorded 4/20/93 at Sony Music Studios, New York City Set List: 01. Feeding Frenzy 02. Sell my Soul 03. Short Memory 04. Tell Me the Truth 05. Blue Sky Mine 06. Lucky Country 07. Now or Neverland 08. Antartica 09. The Dead Heart 10. In the Valley 11. Beds are Burning 12. Warakurna 13. Earth and Sun and Moon 14. Truganini 15. Drums of Heaven 16. Mu Country 17. We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)moreless
  • Soul Asylum
    Soul Asylum
    Episode 9
    6/2/93
    5.7
    One of the hottest rock 'n' roll bands on today's music scene, Minneapolis natives Soul Asylum make their memorable debut on "MTV Unplugged" in June. The band, who began writing and performing together in the early '80s, entered the studio for the first time in 1983 to record their debut EP, Say What You Will. In 1986, they went on to release their critically acclaimed full-length debut album, Made To Be Broken. Non-stop touring over the years has brought them national attention, and prompted the Village Voice to call them the "Best Live Band In America." The band's latest album, Grave Dancers Union, has brought Soul Asylum out on the road again for a U.S. club tour and a trip to Europe. Their "Unplugged" song selections include "Runaway Train," "Black Gold," "Somebody To Shove," "Without A Trace," and "Get On Out." One of the program highlights is the band's performance of "To Sir With Love" accompanied by British pop star Lulu. Recorded 4/21/93 at Sony Music Studios, New York City Set List: 01. Runaway Train 02. Homesick 03. Never Really Been 04. We 3 05. Get on Out 06. Black Gold 07. Grounded 08. Somebody to Shove 09. To Sir with Love [with Lulu] 10. New World 11. Without a Trace 12. Closer to the Stars 13. Sun Maid 14. Stranger 15. Ooh La La Songmoreless
  • 10,000 Maniacs
    10,000 Maniacs
    Episode 8
    6/1/93
    5.9
    "MTV Unplugged" presents the ethereal folk-rock sound of 10,000 Maniacs. The band began performing around upstate New York in the early '80s, incorporating English rock and island rhythm influences with elements of country, bluegrass and folk. In 1985, 10,000 Maniacs released The Wishing Chair, one of the year's most critically-lauded releases with special acclaim going to lyricist/singer Natalie Merchant. This was followed by the 1987 platinum release In My Tribe, which brought the group an international mass audience, and the 1989 album Blind Man's Zoo. 10,000 Maniacs is comprised of Natalie Merchant (lead vocals), Jerome Augustyniak (drums), Robert Buck (guitar), Dennis Drew (Keyboards) and Steven Gustafson (bass). Their "Unplugged" selections include "These Are Days," "Candy Everybody Wants," "Dallas" (with David Byrne), "Like The Weather," and "What's The Matter Here." Recorded 4/21/93 at Sony Music Studio - NYC Set List: 01. How You've Grown 02. Noah's Dove 03. These Are Days 04. Eat For Two 05. Candy Everybody Wants 06. I'm Not The Man 07. Don't Talk 08. Hey Jack Kerouac 09. What's The Matter Here? 10. Gold Rush Brides 11. Like The Weather 12. Trouble Me 13. Jezebel 14. Stockton Gala Days 15. Because the Night 16. Let The Mystery Be [with David Byrne] 17. Dallas [with David Byrne] 18. Jolene [with David Byrne]moreless
  • Uptown Unplugged
    Uptown Unplugged
    Episode 7
    5/31/93
    5.7
    "MTV Unplugged" presents an Uptown Records edition with R&B artists Mary J. Blige, Christopher Williams, Father MC, Heavy D And Jodeci. Set List: 01. Lately [Jodeci] 02. Forever My Lady [Jodeci] 03. Come and Talk to Me [Jodeci] 04. Stay [Jodeci] 05. One Night Stand [Father MC] 06. Pimp or Die [Father MC] 07. Sweet Thing [Mary J. Blige] 08. Reminisce [Mary J. Blige] 09. Real Love [Mary J. Blige] 10. I Don't Want to Do Anything Else [Mary J. and K-Ci] 11. Come Go With Me [Christopher Williams] 12. All I See Is Your Love [Christopher Williams] 13. Every Little Thing You Do [Christopher Williams] 14. Blue Funk [Heavy D] 15. Yes Y'All [Heavy D] 16. Overweight Lover [Heavy D] 17. Is It Good to You [Heavy D] 18. Next Stop Uptown [all] Recorded 2/6/93 Universal Studios, Los Angelesmoreless
  • Rod Stewart
    Rod Stewart
    Episode 6
    5/5/93
    6.9
    Veteran British rocker and multi-platinum superstar Rod Stewart makes his first ever appearance on "MTV Unplugged." Taped in Los Angeles in February of 1993, Stewart reunites with Faces partner Ron Wood for a portion of his riveting ninety minute acoustic performance. This marks the first time in nearly twenty years that Stewart and Wood performed together. Stewart performs a medley of classics from his early years, as well as selected tracks from his most recent solo album, Vagabond Heart. Song selections performed by Stewart with Wood include "Reason To Believe," "Every Picture Tells A Story," "Maggie May," "People Get Ready," "Mandolin Wind," and "Stay With Me." Stewart's solo renditions include "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)," "Hot Legs," "Handbags & Gladrags," "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?," "Tom Traubert's Blues," and "We're Havin' A Party." A 16-piece string section accompanies Stewart on selected songs. The band is comprised of Rod Stewart (vocals & banjo), Ron Wood (guitar), Carmine Rojas (bass guitar), Jeff Golub (guitar), Charles Kentiss III (piano & organ), Jim Cregan (guitar), Don Teschner (guitar, violin & mandolin), Phil Parlapiano (accordion & mandolin) and Dorian Holly, Darryl Phinnessee & Fred White (backing vocals). The strings were arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock. Recorded 2/5/93 at Universal Studios, Los Angeles Set List: 01. Hot Legs 02. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Already) 03. It's All Over Now 04. Reason to Believe 05. Cut Across Shorty 06. Highgate Shuffle 07. Every Picture Tells a Story 08. Maggie May 09. People Get Ready 10. Handbags & Gladrags 11. The Killing of Georgie 12. Have I Told You Lately 13. Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda) 14. Forever Young 15. Gasoline Alley 16. First Cut Is the Deepest 17. I Was Only Joking 18. Mandolin Wind 19. Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller 20. Stay with Me 21. Having a Partymoreless
  • k.d. lang
    k.d. lang
    Episode 5
    3/28/93
    7.3
    "MTV Unplugged" presents Canadian-born singer/guitarist k.d. lang for an acoustic performance at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. lang performs such hits as "Constant Craving" off of her Ingenue album in addition to "Save Me," "Season of Hollow Soul," "Wash Me Clean," and more. Recorded 12/16/92 at Ed Sullivan Theater - New York City Set List: 01. Save Me 02. The Mind of Love 03. Still Thrives This Love 04. Miss Chatelaine 05. Season of Hollow Soul 06. So it Shall Be 07. Outside Myself 08. Wash Me Clean 09. Constant Craving 10. Black Coffee (Written by Webster and Burke) 11. Crying (Written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson) 12. So in Love (Written by Cole Porter) 13. Barefootmoreless
  • Denis Leary
    Denis Leary
    Episode 4
    3/13/93
    6.9
    Comedian Denis Leary, one of the hottest comics of the nineties, unplugged his unique comedic style at a studio in Los Angeles for the first-ever music/comedy edition of the series. Leary combines original comic material with music to deliver selections from his January '93 album release No Cure for Cancer. Songs include "Life's Gonna Suck When You Grow Up," "Elvis and I," "The Kennedys," "Immigrant Song," "Love Boat" and "The Man in My Little Girl's Life." Recorded 2/6/93 at Universal Studios - Los Angeles Track list: 01. Is She Really Going Out With Him? 02. 9 a.m. 03. Love Boat 04. Immigrant Song 05. The Kennedys 06. Man in My Little Girl's Life/Van Halen/Stutter 07. Traditional Irish Folk 08. Song Tequila 09. R.E.M. 10. Life's Gonna Suck 11. Elvis and I 12. Is that All There Is? 13. Assholemoreless
  • Neil Young
    Neil Young
    Episode 3
    3/3/93
    7.4
    MTV devotes an episode of its acoustic music series, "MTV Unplugged," to one of rock's most innovative and eclectic artists, Neil Young. The special captures Neil Young live in concert, equipped with acoustic guitar and harmonica stand, and supported by longtime partners Frank (Pancho) Sampedro on keyboards, and Ben Keith on also sax. Young's performance includes a medley from his Freedom album, the 1970 title track "After The Goldrush," and the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classic, "Ohio," about the Kent State University killings. Recorded 2/7/93 at Universal Studios, Los Angeles Set List: Young solo: 01. The Old Laughing Lady 02. Mr. Soul 03. World on a String 04. Pocahontas 05. Stringman 06. Like a Hurricane 07. The Needle and the Damage Done Neil Young with band: 08. Helpless 09. Harvest Moon 10. Sample and Hold 11. Transformer Man 12. Dreamin' Man 13. Unknown Legend 14. War of Man 15. Winterlong 16. Look Out for My Love 17. Long May You Run 18. From Hank to Hendrixmoreless
  • Arrested Development
    3/31/93
    2.0
    One of the hottest and most original bands on the rap music scene, Arrested Development, performs "unplugged" yet electrifying in a set of songs off their debut multi platinum album, 3 Years,5 Months and Two Days I The Life Of... The songs are linked together with dance pieces and short stories narrated by Speech, Headliner, and Oje ("O.J."), Arrested Development's spiritual adviser and group elder. Recorded 12/17/92 at Ed Sullivan Theatre - NYC Set List: 01. Give a Man a Fish 02. The Gettin' 03. Natural 04. Raining Revolution 05. Fishin' 4 Religion 06. Mama's Always on Stage 07. U 08. Mr. Wendel 09.People Everydaymoreless
  • Roxette
    Roxette
    Episode 1
    2/13/93
    8.3
    Roxette was the first non English speaking band, that was invited to play at MTV Unplugged. They recorded their show in Sweden early in 1993. They played at the Stockholm Circus. Set list: 01. The Look 02. Queen Of Rain 03. Hotblooded 04. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You) 05. It Must Have Been Love 06. Fingertips 07. Heart Of Gold 08. Church Of Your Heart 09. Listen To Your Heart 10. Here Comes The Weekend 11. Joyride 12. So You Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 13. Watercolours In The Rain [Originally Unaired] 14. Cry [Orignianally Unaired]moreless
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