ACOUSTIC BUT STILL ROCKS: The Cure, Corey Taylor, Breaking Benjamin, Foo Fighters

ct_acoustic01Acoustic: turn off the electricity, put away the electric guitars, and strip the song down the core with a more intimate version. Usually you get a haunting new version of the song that highlights the sensitivity of the lyrics that can get lost in the driving rock sound of the studio release. But sometimes, groups take the opportunity to unplug and find even more intensity and raw power. Usually this a song that veered in the pop direction and the acoustic version shows the potential of the song as a rocker. You know what they say, Less Is More.

“BOTHER” COREY TAYLOR (STONE SOUR)

“FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE” THE CURE

“THE BEST OF YOU” FOO FIGHTERS

“GIVE ME A SIGN” BREAKING BENJAMIN