Alice In Chains – Unplugged

I bought this CD in Toronto on this year’s (3rd) Annual Mike And Aaron Go To Toronto excursion! It’s awesome!

Do I really need to tell you anything about this? Surely you own it, and you love it like a Brother. In a Nutshell, if you don’t own this you’re Down In A Hole in an Angry Chair, and you need to come out of there, get down to the Rooster & Frog’s Sludge Factory and buy this. You have No Excuses, so get moving.

Hm? What’s that? You Got Me Wrong? I’m a pushy bastard harshing your mellow? The Killer Is Me? Well sorry, but the puns are Over Now, so just get with it and put Heaven Beside You by buying this fucking amazing CD. Will you promise me you’ll go? You Would?


Posted on November 24, 2014, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. OK, this is seriously impressive. Here is my question:

    Which is harder: Writing a long review, or writing a short one that incorporates every single song title in some kind of epic poem? Don’t get me wrong I enjoy both approaches but I don’t think I could have written this review myself! (At least not making as much sense as yours does.)


    • Haha I got a reply on my Dirt review and after searching AIC in our back catalogue I just realized I never replied to this! You’ve only waited three years for this reply!

      Thanks! To answer your question, I’d say the big long post is more difficult. I had a blast slapping that titles thing together (for a lark).


    • Wait, haha I did reply. Just not direct to your comment.

      As you were.


  2. “OK, this is seriously impressive.” Haha that’s what she said.

    Thanks Mike! I had great fun doing that. And great question. The answer is a little complicated. An album like this, I know all of these songs really well, so I’m listening more for pleasure than for impressions of it, and then my brain wanders and I start getting whacky, like I did for this one. It makes for a shorter post, sure, but I also figure all you guys have/have heard this anyway. You don’t need me telling you what you already know.

    Longer reviews are also fun, and they tend to happen on records I haven’t ever heard before. I am listening differently, taking it in as I put down words, so the verbal diarhhea does take over… but even at that, I’m trying to head more towards the brevity because I wanna get more records up here. The trick is still feeling like I’ve said all I wanted to say about a record while getting the word count down.

    So I put these questions out there to all of you:

    1) Do you like the shorter or the longer reviews? Do you actually read the really long-winded ones, or just skim and wish I’d kept it tighter? My gut always wants shorter (that’s my inner punk) but sometimes I get long-winded (that’s my inner John Bonham drum solo)… I’d say my default would be shorter, but it gets away on me sometimes…

    2) Do you have the same issues on your blogs? Do you think about how long your posts are, at all? Do you even care about such things, or am I the only weirdo here? If the latter is the case, don’t worry it’s OK, I’m often the only weirdo in the room.

    It’s just that, as I stated a little while ago, I wanna cover a lot of stuff and cutting down on word counts and increasing post counts seems to be the only way to do it. I don’t worry about the quality suffering, because the quality is James’ gig around here, and he posts on his own schedule.

    Thoughts, any/everyone?


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