During my usual check-in with the 9:30 Club's homepage, this little nugget caught my eye:
Jonathan Davis of Korn doing a Unique Acoustic Performance
Things that make you go, hmm. Unique is certainly one way to put it but I think that tragi-comic might be the more accurate term to best adjectively describe such an event. Granted, my opinion is hardly objective since I believe Korn to be one of the most useless and a-musical pieces of sludge to litter the airwaves but I do recognize that the band's "music" provided a certain visceral charge for its listener base. In fact, I will recognize that as Korn's only redeeming quality as an entertainment act.
So when you strip away all of the 7-string guitar droning, the dangling atonal bass strings, and the thrashing drum beats, what exactly are you left with?
The raw central essence, the elusive double-helix, the primordial ooze from whence rap-metal came? I doubt it.
A unique acoustic performance? Technically, maybe.
Something gone horribly awry? Yeah, I think so.