25 Years Ago Today – 10,000 Maniacs Release ‘MTV Unplugged’ LP (Watch “Hey Jack Keruac”)

25 years ago today (10/26/93), 10,000 Maniacs released their live LP MTV Unplugged. Between the recording and release of the album, vocalist Natalie Merchant left the band to pursue a solo career. The single release “Because the Night” reached #11, two positions higher than Patti Smith’s original version in 1978. It remains the band’s biggest hit. Watch the upstate NY band perform the literary “Hey Jack Kerouac” from the taping…

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