John Corabi – Unplugged (2012)

John Corabi Unplugged Review

John Corabi
Unplugged
Rat Pak Records, 2012
65 minutes

Hard rock vocalist John Corabi has released his first solo recording, an acoustic collection of new songs and classics from his former bands. Corabi treats listeners to three songs originally recorded by The Scream (“Father, Mother, Son,” “Man In The Moon,” “I Never Loved Her Anyway”), two Mötley Crüe songs (“Hooligan’s Holiday,” “Loveshine”), and two Union tracks (“Love (I Don’t Need It Anymore),” “Everything’s Alright”) in addition to five new compositions.

Corabi’s voice has never sounded better as he attacks these songs with a vengeance, and his gritty tone sounds fantastic on top of the acoustic guitars. Joining him are D.A. Karkos (guitar), Topher Nolen (bass), Cheney Brannon (percussion), and Matt Farley (percussion). The chemistry these five musicians possess is evident in every song. Corabi’s Union bandmate and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick also contributes his abilities to two songs on the album, but not the songs you might expect. Rather than playing lead on the Union songs, Kulick is featured on “Man In The Moon” and “Hooligan’s Holiday.”

All in all, John Corabi’s Unplugged is a fresh take on some great songs, and the new tunes fit right in with the same vibe. The best of the new tracks is “If I Had A Dime,” with “If I Never Get To Say Goodbye” a close second. It’s great to hear a few Corabi classics again as well, and the band truly shines on “Father, Mother, Son” and “I Never Loved Her Anyway.” Fans of acoustic rock and “unplugged” versions of familiar songs will love this record.

Tracklist:
1. Love (I Don’t Need It Anymore)
2. If I Never Get To Say Goodbye
3. Are You Waiting
4. Crash
5. Everything’s Alright
6. Father, Mother, Son
7. Hooligan’s Holiday
8. If I Had A Dime
9. Loveshine
10. Man In The Moon
11. Open Your Eyes
12. I Never Loved Her Anyway
13. Bonus Interview Track

Learn more about Rat Pak Records.

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Music lover, occasional writer, wishing he had immeasurable wealth so he didn't have to work a "real job."

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