MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged  is an American television series showcasing musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments.  The show has received the George Foster Peabody Award and 3 Primetime Emmy nominations among many accolades.  (More from Wikipedia)

The Derek and the Dominos song Layla was a hit in 1972 and again in 1982; and after Eric Clapton reworked the song into a ballad for his MTV Unplugged sessions in 1992 – preserved on the album Unplugged – the song made #12 on the Billboard charts. 


(May 2014)

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My own introduction to the Lazy Cowgirls was Rank Outsider (1999).  By this point, years of nonstop touring and lackluster record sales were taking their toll; D. D. Weekday and Keith Telligman left the band by 1991, and further shakeups ensued through the rest of the decade.  But Weekday’s replacement on guitar, Michael Leigh returned to the line-up in time for Rank Outsider and another record that came out just six months later, Somewhere Down the Line.  Mark Deming for Allmusic says of Rank Outsider:  “Singer Pat Todd is in superb, revved-up form here – if anything, the guy’s vocals just get better and more confident with the passage of time – and while the presence of a few acoustic-based cuts is something new for this band, their loose, bluesy feel hearkens back to Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones more than anyone in the MTV Unplugged crowd.  Another great record from a band that knows how.” 
(March 2017)
Last edited: March 22, 2021