Various artists

VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped

The members of Bon Jovi were considered the original gangsters of glam rock for going acoustic on MTV’s Unplugged series. Of course, loads of long-haired warriors were ready to ditch their Ibanez Destroyer guitars once they saw the cash potential of an acoustic ballad. This collection features a veritable who’s who from VH1 Classic’s Metal Mania shows, including Warrant, Cinderella, Night Ranger, Extreme, White Lion and Tesla. Standout tracks that cause a nagging itch to raise a lighter include Great White’s “Save Your Love,” Queensryche’s “Silent Lucidity” and Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Sure, the sincerity gets lost when the publishing checks roll in, but who could deny being caught off guard while humming Slaughter’s “Fly To The Angels”? A must have for those who frequent the Roadhouse.