[#317] Unplugged and stripped down

 

bubbles and mj

McG and Eric Bensel meet up in Pitman, New Jersey and take a listen to well-known songs in unplugged, stripped-down and demo versions.

Includes an analysis of the perplexing demo by Michael Jackson for “Beat It,” an assessment of David Lee Roth’s hooting and hollering on “Running With the Devil” vocals only and praise for one of the best collaborations of all time: Queen and David Bowie on “Under Pressure.”

Additional topics discussed include Bubbles the Chimpanzee, turtle pee, white elephants and personal space.

Tracklisting:
Chris Cornell – Fell on Black Days
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (A Cappella)
Carol Cleveland Sings – Run to Your Bedroom
Michael Jackson – Beat It (Demo)
Elliott Smith – Son of Sam (Acoustic)
Yo La Tengo – Is That Enough (Live)
Sonic Youth – Starpower (Acoustic ‘09 Version)
Minutemen – Little Man With A Gun In His Hand (Acoustic)
J Mascis – Repulsion
Pete Townshend – Tough Boys (Demo)
The Beatles – Junk
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – (Just Like) Starting Over (Stripped Version)
King Buzzo – Dark Brown Teeth
Bob Mould – Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
Mark Lanegan – Wild Flowers
David Bowie and Queen – Under Pressure (A Cappella)
PJ Harvey – Rid of Me (Demo)

Recommended reading:
Bubbles (Chimpanzee) on Wikipedia

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