All Time Low - 'MTV Unplugged' (Hopeless Records) Print
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 15:13

alltimeWhen people mention MTV's Unplugged I am always taken back to1989/1990 when I caught my first couple of unplugged shows by the likes of The Black Crowes, Tesla, Ratt, Vixen, Damn Yankees, Great White, Poison and Pearl Jam. All this before the show went mainstream with Eric Clapton's landmark appearance on the show and, of course, Nirvana's world famous set.


So back here in 2010, I'm listening to the CD/DVD release by Hopeless Records signings All Time Low who have been hitting all the right notes for the Kerrang! Nation that the UK is at the moment! Admittedly there is something about this band I quite like although more in a little Fall Out Boy way, I suspect.


What I really like about this set is that the bum notes have been kept on here rather than the countless overdubs and outtakes that are usually covered up - see Pearl Jam uncut and the three hour unedited KISS unplugged sets.


My problem with this release is the length (ask any girlfriend out there and they will agree) - There are only six songs in the set and I bet they played more than that at the taping. So I think Hopeless Records thought to make this release halfway decent is to tag on the DVD of the show and include pictures and interview etc.


The band are currently touring the UK as I type this and know they will go down a storm, but it's best to listen to 2009's 'Nothing Personal' to introduce the band to yourself.