This week marks the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest acoustic albums of all time, when Kurt Cobain, et al dropped their electric guitars and picked up their acoustics to record Nirvana: Unplugged.
To celebrate this amazing album, we’ve compiled a list of punk bands who haven’t let a lack of electricity stop them from rocking.
A lot of punk music got more radio friendly in the 1990s, but that didn’t necessarily mean it lost its edge, just that there were suddenly more kids in the pit. With the 90s came mega punk tours and festivals like Warped Tour as well as a diversification of punk rock music and the founding of Whoa! Records. Suddenly there was pop-punk, emo, ska-punk, hardcore and damn near anything else you could dream up.
This week we feature some great tunes from punk greats like Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, The Suicide Machines, Face to Face, Green Day, The Offspring and Rancid, among others.