Alice In Chains

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wasatch, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    Sorry, i want it ! But if i ever see a copy anywhere i will let you know mate..
     
  2. Phillip Walch

    Phillip Walch Forum Resident

    As a vinyl lover I would implore you, stay away from the blue BoB version. It is a hideous mess. As one vinyl lover to another, learn from my mistake :laugh:
     
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  3. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    Cantrell is a genius but I always thought Staley gave AIC their distinctive sound.. when i saw them live, Staley's voice was so powerful and emotional it made your hair stand up !!
     
  4. Arkay_East

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    I totally agree. There is no way to replace Layne.
     
  5. DrewHarris

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    AIC is my favorite grunge band and one of my favorite bands of all time. I did go through the albums one-by-one when I first herd about them. I, among many people, was shocked to find out the fate of Layne Staley. However, I still found enjoyment in the album with William DuVall. To me, he fits the band's dark and sludgy sound greatly, even though part of me still thinks about what Layne would've done if he hadn't succumbed to his demons. I think the main factor of me liking both versions is that I did get into them just around the time they brought in William. I didn't have very high expectations at first so the first listening experience of both versions was a joy and I think I wouldn't have a good time if they were really hyped up for me. I know there are Layne purists out there but, to me, this is an instance where the band still has gas in the tank with a new singer.
     
  6. TexasBuck

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    AIC is also my favorite grunge era band. I liked a few songs off the "Black Gives Way to Blue" but overall, I thought it was a huge step down from their previous work. I like The Devil Put Dinosaurs here better but it's still a far cry from their heyday. I think the current incarnation is viable but they'll never reach the level they were at with Layne. Dirt, Facelift and Jar of Flies are among my favorite albums by any group.
     
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  7. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    My thoughts exactly... even though they are still a great band and i'm glad that other people enjoy the new AIC - for me it's not Alice in Chains anymore..
     
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  8. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    Just picked up the alice in chains ' under the knife - LA broadcast 1990 ' cd ... its a brilliant performance from the facelift era with Staley at his best .. has anybody here heard it..
     
  9. mattdm11

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    Maybe I like the softer side of AIC..but how can you be an AIC can and not love Black Gives Way To Blue (the actual song)? I liked it so much I spent an extra $10 to get the iTunes only piano version. One of their best, and about Layne to boot.
     
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  10. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    The previous thread on the album seems to be locked to I guess here is as good a place to post this....

    Jerry's second album Degradation Trip is being issued for the first time on vinyl next month from Music on Vinyl - JERRY CANTRELL - DEGRADATION TRIP - Catalog - Music On Vinyl »

    Haven't found any pre-orders for it just yet.
     
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  11. Clanceman

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    Thanks for the post. Please update when you find the preorder option. Very interested!
     
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  12. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    Yeah, let us know.
     
  13. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    I was never a big fan of degradation trip.. some good songs on there no doubt..
    But I much prefer boggy depot...
     
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  14. FourWalledWorld

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    I prefer Boggy Depot too but am willing to give this another shot. Perhaps listening to it in the "condensed" version as opposed to the Vol. 1 and 2 (which is the one I have on CD) might make me appreciate it more.
     
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  15. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    No 'Solitude' on the new release of degradation trip ? ..
    and 'anger rising' is on there twice according to the link you posted ! (Lol)
    I'm guessing they misprinted it in place of 'angel eyes'
     
  16. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    It should be there. They made a mistake on the site by repeating the tracks for 'Side A' for 'Side B'.
     
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  17. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    I like the Vol. 1 and 2 version.
     
  18. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    There is a release date on that page. 20 Jan 17. This is definitely the condensed version. Most likely will not get it.
     
  19. Phillip Walch

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  20. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    Apparently ive read the new MOV copy of Degradation trip doesnt sound all that great....
     
  21. RMD

    RMD Forum Resident

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    So do I. It is the version Jerry originally wanted to release but the label said no at the time. Apparently Jerry made a deal to put out the abridged version with the stipulation at some point they would release the full version, which obviously did happen. In my opinion it is the only way to listen to it, as originally intended.
     
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  22. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    Exactly!
     
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  23. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    MOV usually does a good job.
     
  24. Clanceman

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    They really do. I don't have this one. Bummer if true & that it's not a good sounding reissue.

    I'd like to hear more reviews of others who have it.

    Out of curiosity, where are these reports? Was on my "need to buy" list. Bummer to scratch it off.

    Agree with Wasatch, they usually do good to great, but there are some that are just ok to not so good.

    Some examples imo:
    Dirt - ok
    Jar Of Flies - outstanding

    Some of the Stone Temple Pilots releases were just ok to me...same with Velvet Revolver Contraband - though I still prefer that one over the cd.
     
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  25. richbdd01

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    A few on discogs, not always reliable I know..but people on there usually say everything sounds 'amazing' so it must be poor for the average Joe to give a thumbs down.
     
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