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Alice in Chains
« on: October 26, 2015, 03:53:10 PM »
Alice in Chains with the late great Layne Staley (RIP) began in the late 80's but really made their mark through the 90's. A major player in the bands that would rise out of the ashes of the 80's scene.

When Layne was on his A game, this band was a beast.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPm3POLqec
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 11:08:08 PM »
One of my top 5 favorite bands of any genre, and Dirt is probably in top 10 best albums. Absolutely love Alice in Chains. Down in a Hole, Rooster, No Excuses, Nutshell, so many great songs by that band. And although they aren't as good as they were with Layne, their two most recent albums (Black Gives Way to Blue and The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here) are both still pretty great.
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 10:12:47 AM »
I'm totally digging the latest 2 records with Duvall, and Cantrell's tone is top notch.

Have ya heard his new signature amp with Friedman?  Killer amp, all the good stuff, like a clean channel based on the AC30.
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2015, 10:52:39 AM »
I just wish they would give DuVall a more prominent role.  I mean 'love' the last couple records in fact DevilPTDH is IMO absolute class right?  But aside from moments such as the excellent Phantom Limb, just not hearing enough DuVall out front and could almost be listening to Degradation Trip ya know? 

Hey, LOVE Degradation (in fact Boggy Depot one of the most overlooked 90's records Keep The Light On worth the price alone IMO...)  Class all around, but is frustrating and these ears want hear more DuVall please!?

That said, agree with Holy Diver re Dirt, a great record!
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 03:49:07 PM »
Friggin Loved this band when Layne was there:

Them Bones: great video, bad ass song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTuD8k3JvxQ

Sea of Sorrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrANo-1QMQ
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 11:15:52 PM »
Love, Hate, Love: Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_g2nJmX9kk
CLASSIC!!!

As is this one, one of my favorites
Rotten Apple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEeFNvvR-ng
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 11:28:22 PM »
To this day I really regret not seeing Alice In Chains during the 90's ( :(). Rightly or wrongly, that's probably why I wouldn't see them now.

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 10:20:08 PM »
I'm not a Duvall fan, but for those who are. Here is a full show from 9/27/16 in San Antonio, Texas. At some point I'll give this a watch and give it a chance, but skimming through it, sorry it just isn't the same.  :(

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-alice-in-chains-entire-concert-at-majestic-theatre-in-san-antonio-texas/
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Alice In Chains
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 05:21:08 PM »
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr, who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez.

Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinctive vocal style, which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell (and later William DuVall).

Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 20 million records worldwide, and over 14 million records in the US alone. In 1992 the band's second album, Dirt, was released to critical acclaim and was certified quadruple platinum. Their third album, Alice in Chains, was released in 1995 and has been certified double platinum. It achieved No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart. The band has had 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and nine Grammy Award nominations.

Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onwards due to Staley's substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. The band reunited in 2005 for a live benefit show, performing with a number of guest vocalists. They toured in 2006, with William DuVall taking over as lead vocalist full-time. The new line-up released the band's fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009. The album received gold certification by the RIAA. In 2013, the band released The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, its fifth studio album. The band has toured extensively and released several videos in support of these albums. Alice in Chains is currently working on their sixth studio album.

Members   
Jerry Cantrell
Sean Kinney
Mike Inez
William DuVall
Past members   
Layne Staley
Mike Starr

Genres   
Alternative metal grunge heavy metal
Here is some of their work:

Alice In Chains - Man in the Box (Official Video)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqZb52sgpU&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG

Alice In Chains - Would?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nco_kh8xJDs&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG&index=2

Alice In Chains - Rooster   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAE6Il6OTcs&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG&index=3

Alice In Chains - Down in a Hole  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8hT3oDDf6c&index=5&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG

Alice in Chains - God Am (Live 1996, Layne's Last Show) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74P4W_okEqA&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG&index=26

Alice In Chains - I Know Something (Bout You)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I2xyajzxnU&index=61&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG

Alice In Chains - Heroin - Suffragette City (Lyrics)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TMiEaPPPfY&list=PLC5TsZX_kKtm7dJk3npNu6V6GH8H1X-ZG&index=88






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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 11:24:08 AM »
For my money, Jar of Flies stands as one of the greatest EPs ever. I was disappointed with their self-titled album in 1995 and never really got back into them after that.
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 07:54:33 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainier_Fog

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While the band was recording at Studio X in the summer of 2017, former Queensrˇche guitarist Chris DeGarmo played acoustic guitar on the track "Drone", which Cantrell was struggling to get right in the studio.[5]

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 11:02:17 AM »
Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZNCNcoXug0

So far under https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qusV7bKsrAE

My first thought was Pentagram. It has that doomy feel to it.
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2018, 01:11:35 PM »
I've been listening to them a lot lately. Strange. I never really liked grunge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOdEHoKskCM
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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 10:27:53 PM »
That new tune is pretty bad ass, like it  ;D

Great live show there too, checking that out now. Sounds pretty good.

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Re: Alice in Chains
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 06:02:05 PM »
Never Fade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHJ2wfJHIjY I really dig this one.