This thread is intended to honor one of the greatest rock bands of all time:
Alice in Chains is a Seattle based rock band which formed in the late 80's. It consisted of Jerry Cantrell, Layne Staley, Sean Kinney, and Mike Star
(replaced by Mike Inez in 1993). Although the band never officially disbanded, the height of their artistry was between 1990 and 1996 due to the
addiction which plagued Alice in Chains distinctive and talented lead singer Layne. Here is a picture of Layne who passed away in 2002:
Rest in Peace Layne.
Alice in Chains deserves a place among the very greatest. Their entire body of work is amazing, their albums are masterpieces which all have their
own distinctive sound. This band was the real deal.
Enjoy the music ATS.
I think this is my favorite AIC song:
Here are my favorite albums in full:
What a debut! Facelift (1990)
Dirt (1992) Check out Rain When I Die at 5:39
My favorite album! Jar of Flies-- short but so very sweet.
Their self titled album.
Thanks for taking the time out to admire one of the best group of musicians to get together! What are some of your AIC faves?
12-5-2017 by DrumsRfun because: edited as requested
There is not really any Bad Apples, but this Would probably be my favorite. No matter who you are, it would still rock Them Bones
Real story though. My brother-in-law and I was fishing many years ago, going down the bank flipping around boat docks. There was this horribly rusted
metal chair that was sitting on one of the docks. We dubbed it "Tetanus Chair". So we started singing Angry Chair, but replacing Angry with Tetanus.
Sorry, but it was funny at the time, and you would have probably needed to be there.
Thanks for the great post, and the trip down memory lane!
I love Mother Love Bone, AIC, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. All connected, and each amazing in their own unique way.
Hey Zos, next time you go to Youtube search Layne Staley Scott Weiland, Got Me Wrong. I need that kid of Bday party!
I grew up in the 90's during the grunge period, I was more partial to Pearl Jam, and Nirvana at the time. I was aware of Alice in Chains at the time,
but didn't know much about them until in the later 90's and early 2000's. At that point even though they were pretty much broken up I was blown
Even though I was a bit of a late comer in my opinion Staley's voice is the best among the Seattle four, not that I'm taking anything away from Peal
Jam, Nirvana, or Sound Garden but man he had such a different voice...."Zombie Crooning Agnst" is what I once read about his voice, I think that
description fits well.
Alice in Chains will never be the same without him, however it is important to note that Jerry Cantrell did vocals along with Staley in many of the
90's songs, not only that but as I recall Cantrell wrote many of the lyrics. Keeping this in mind considering some of the recent stuff Alice in Chains
have come out with I can still appreciate the content they've come out, even with a new lead singer a few of the songs sound almost like something
they would have released in the 90's.
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