Van­den­berg’s Moonk­ings

Rugged And Un­plugged

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Ex-Whites­nake in stripped-down acous­tic ret­ro­spec­tive Adrian Van­den­berg is prob­a­bly best known for strut­ting the stage armed with a Les Paul, but in Rugged And

Un­plugged he takes a look back over his ca­reer with an acous­tic in his hand. “For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not is whether it stands up when it’s com­pletely stripped down to the bare essence of it,” he tells us. Recorded in the re­laxed at­mos­phere of his home stu­dio, and with Jan Hov­ing pro­vid­ing vo­cals, Van­den­berg re-ex­am­ines tracks such as Whites­nake’s Sail­ing Ships and Moonk­ing’s One Step Be­hind, of­fer­ing a com­pletely new per­spec­tive as he does so. The acous­tic play­ing is im­pec­ca­ble through­out here, and never more so than on the al­bum’s one orig­i­nal track, the in­stru­men­tal Sun­down. [DM] Stand­out track: Sun­down For fans of: Whites­nake, Moonk­ings

Wish­ing you a merry Clap­ton…

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