MTV Unplugged

Season 4 Episode 11

Spoken Word I

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 28, 1993 on MTV - Music Television
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Spoken Word I
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

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