The image of the dog on the cover was inspired by a three-legged dog named Tripod that used to terrorize drummer and chase him around during his paper-work duty when he was a kid. Thus Alice In Chains run their natural course: from the ominous Facelift to the ravenous Dirt to the comatose this one. The photo of the dog shot by Schenck at the playground was finally used years later on the 1999 box set. The acoustic arrangements of the harder songs sound like novelties, and the rest sound like rehashes of their previous work, only without much energy. Well, maybe a good third, the more I listen to it, but since it's so goddamn long, that third feels more like a half.
There was a time when I honestly did not believe that heavy metal, in any of its forms, could be scary - that it was way too blunt and clumsy a form of music to convey real fear, unless you're a young unsuspecting teen and suddenly encounter a Slayer tune for the first time in your life. Is the protagonist in the first part of the song a frog, seeing the world with its 'wide brown eyes'? Archived from the original on January 20, 2015. But I don't give a friggin' damn anyway. It was the first unplugged session to see a full album release and another addition to the long list of rock blueprints attributed to Beatles members. If the overall mood clicks with you, you really won't mind this, because heavy metal had never been so violently depressive and nightmarish before I am, of course, not mentioning the theatrical death metal scene here - these things are, like, for real. The album debuted at No. But that doesn't matter, really.
Take these seven songs and leave the other five somewhere on the shelves for suicidal freaks and Goth girls. The lyrics are also thought to be an expression of Staley's frustration with lack of privacy. Don't exaggerate or ridicule it either - I mean, yeah, it's what you feel when you're depressed. Title Writer s Length 1. Sometimes he's just numb and apathetic, totally desensitized to the outside world; sometimes his self-justifications betray a shockingly casual amorality; his moments of self-recognition are permeated by despair and suicidal self-loathing.
No better way to summarize this record. In January 1995, Cantrell, bassist and drummer began on Cantrell's material. Introduction The band that was too scary to take Nirvana's place. Both of these albums are amazing. Maybe they're right, maybe they just totally wouldn't work in softer arrangements, but wouldn't it have been fun to try? Make eBay Your Vintage Music Store Research has shown —and we have all experienced--that music can stimulate a full range of human emotions, including sadness, nostalgia and joy.
A straightforward grunge album which tells of death, suffering, nightmares, pain, broken hearts, drug rehabilitation and other nice things like that, with incredibly heavy guitar tones, a lead singer who sings like he really knows what he's singing about, and minimal production. Objectively I agree with your observations 100%, but I was in my teens during that time, and Nirvana really spoke to me back then in a way they probably wouldn't anymore today. The band relies less on metallic riffs and more on melody and texturally varied arrangements, integrating some of the more delicate acoustic moods of their. Title Lyrics Music Length 1. Actually, the rating could be higher here had this record been a little longer. They're all so deadly slow and so deadly similar and so deadly monotonous. Those things make it even more impressive that he managed to absolutely slay the versions that made the album.
If you are not, please consult the before doing so. What's most evil about it is the insane catchiness of it: several hours later, you'll suddenly find yourself singing the refrain as if it were 'Jingle Bells' or something, so make sure you're not in a public place. Few of the songs on the album had been written before the sessions began, so Cantrell's material was used as a starting point. Yet they, too, succeed in building up a dreamy, ethereal atmosphere, as well as setting up a befuddling moral conundrum - 'innocence is over, ignorance is spoken, confidence is broken, sustenance is stolen'. Drove home really late in a drunken haze stupid I know but parked the truck in his parents front yard. I was in tears when he told me that story because I know how loud that opening can be. Plus, each time Staley repeats 'Take me home', my subconscious wants to add 'country roads', and you'll understand me if I say that this association has no place on an Alice In Chains album.
Schenck snapped a few photos which were subsequently used for the 1999 release Alice in Chains Music Bank box set. The band was offered to do the segment numerous times prior to the actual taping before finally accepting. Cantrell also wrote the lyrics for the songs for which he sang lead vocals. It's carefully and meticulously laid down, but it just ain't all that interesting. Is it worth seven dollars and ninety-nine cents for you? It has since been certified double platinum.
It pales in comparison to the better stuff on here, but I guess if it were present on Jar Of Flies, no fan would object to that all that much. Now see, were this Black Sabbath with a six minute epic, they would be sure to make it multi-part, probably inserting a breakneck fast section in between the slow parts. Numbers only matter if you're doing divination in traditional China, or if you work for the Billboard charts, which are more or less the same thing if you look at 'em from an appropriate angle. Or even if not asked to. Well, anyway, throw on a point if you're not bothered by the shortness of it all or if, for some reason, you think 'Don't Follow' is the best country ballad ever recorded. Schenck did a casting for three-legged dogs for the shoot, but the band ended up choosing a fax with the image of a three-legged dog as the cover art because they thought it looked grittier and Staley and Cantrell liked it better.
The first two thirds of the album just don't let go of you, hammering one terrifying, merciless hook into your head after another. Unlike many of his precursors Adams didn't treat his Unplugged session as an stripped-down mega hits package - though Summer Of '69 and The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You still made the cut. Radio volume was near full blast. The Nirvana unplugged album has been hailed as the best of the series. We all have those albums that we've loved and played over and over again.