a reply to: Alien Abduct
Alice In Chains is what Nirvana wanted to be.
Uh well Nirvana gathered a younger following, Alice In Chains attracted an older audience, at least around my way. Nirvana was in the jukebox at
Tony's Pizza, all I heard when Courtney killed Kurt, for weeks.
I liked Nirvana but MTV had a way of killing a song...like a radio or jukebox can, I guess.
There was a time if you were in my '96 Hyundai Elantra you'd only hear Alice In Chains, Queensryche, Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Metallica, Led
Zepplin, Alan Parsons Project, ZZ Top, AC√DC, Alice Cooper, Megadeath, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Cinderella, Whitesnake, Extreme, Van Halen and
my fave still because of "White Lightening", Def Leppard. This was my rock faze. Before this it was Elton, Bolton, Adams, Marx....but after I got
burned out on rock and metal I came across a dude in a chatroom, maybe AOL, did Yahoo do chat, anyways, this guy says he only drank soda on Saturdays,
before skateboarding, a 20 oz MelloYello, he said it was like liquid....snow...because it was the only caffeine he'd consume...anyway this guy turned
me on to Apocalyptica, and I WAS HOOKED. I've always liked instrumentals and orchestras, I liked listening to the college radio station, I think
Chapel Hill, 88.7....we're talking 1990s so, anyway...when Layne died, I forced myself not to cry, and for days I listened to Down in a Hole, Rooster,
Man in the Box, We Die Young....Scot from STP...godammit....I can't leave it here, have fun at my expense... I like Winger and Warrant, I feel I found
them at the right age, when they were fresh. They both, both of them, put out a hard album, Winger's was Pull, Warrant's was Dog Eat Dog....and I
STILL listen them...not so much the earlier stuff, like Miles Away and Heaven, Winger and Warrant, respectively. My heart is cold. I don't do the love
songs no more, I can't. Anyway, music was once a part of me, something happened.... Oh yeah.... When Dad passed in 2015 I changed. One of the people
that gave me life died, I had problems coping and for the first time in my life music couldn't help. I started to gradually get back into music, I
explored R&B and 50s-70s music, all genres, then Mom died in 2019 and now I'm numb. And I'll leave it at that.
Have a great weekend ATS