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The MTV Unplugged was Alice in Chains' first concert in two and a half years, and contains live, acoustic versions of the band's biggest hits and lesser-known songs. A new song, "The Killer Is Me", was performed for the first time during the concert. The acoustic version of " Over Now " originally released on Alice in Chains' self-titled album was released as a single.
The album debuted at No. The home video release has received gold certification by RIAA. On April 10,Alice in Chains resurfaced to perform their first concert in two and a half years for MTV Fading - Lovely Midget - North Heada program featuring all-acoustic set lists.
It was Layne Staley 's idea to have big candles decorating the stage to keep it dark and moody, as the band never liked bright lights on stage, so Staley himself bought the candles at Seattle's Pike Place Market. The performance was one of Alice in Chains' final appearances with vocalist Layne Staley and featured some of the band's highest charting singles, including " Rooster ", " Down in a Hole ", " Heaven Beside You ", and " Would?
Jerry Cantrell has attested to being fairly ill during the performance as a result of food poisoning from a hot dog consumed before the gig. On the CD version Sludge Factory - Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged the MTV Unplugged concert, as Staley says "Okay, that's it," at the end of the song, booing can be heard presumably due to the performance concluding.
Staley responded to the heckler by shouting, "Hey, fuck you, man! Cantrell has stated that the band was considering playing the songs "Love, Hate, Love" and " We Die Young " for the set, but ultimately chose not to, chiefly as a result of limited time.
Moreover, a few songs such as " Got Me Wrong " and "Sludge Factory" had to be replayed numerous times due to error. Accordingly, the taping took approximately three hours to finish. Cantrell said that one of his favorite things from the concert was when Staley said at the end of the show, "I wish I could hug you all, but I'm not gonna". A live album of the performance was released in Julywhich debuted at number three on the Billboardand was accompanied by a home video release.
The album initially received mixed reviews Sludge Factory - Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged critics. The acoustic arrangements of the harder songs sound like novelties, and the rest sound like rehashes of their previous work, only without much energy.
But it lacks electricity in more ways than one. The concentrated catharsis in Alice in Chains' music is still best heard with the amps cranked up to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Sludge Factory - Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged Alice in Chains. Alice in Chains. Unplugged - Alice in Chains Television production.
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