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post #31 of 53
Hopefully this doesn't suck...though given Chris Cornell's work over the last ten year...expectations should be kept low...
post #32 of 53
I would have settled for an audioslave reunion but this is even better.
post #33 of 53
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If only Jane's Addiction could have held off on the recording until they had all the original members back...or, indeed, have recognised the probable futility of releasing another album so long after their glory days. Egos and crack habits, I suppose.

They did a good job on the "Entourage" theme.
post #34 of 53
Excellent.
I always liked Faith No More -wish they would do the same.
post #35 of 53
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Excellent.
I always liked Faith No More -wish they would do the same.

http://www.fnm.com/tour-dates.shtml
post #36 of 53
This is great news about Soundgarden. I had tix to see them play at Bradeis but they broke up right before the concert. Definitely my favorite band of the nineties.... \\ Liked Cornell's stuff post-Soundgarden as well, although his last sol album was complete crap.
post #37 of 53
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I thought I heard something a while back about them getting back together...
post #38 of 53
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I thought I heard something a while back about them getting back together...

After Angel Dust, I lost track of them. Not sure why, I liked it quite a lot.

BTW - I spun the new AIC on the way home last night, and again on the way in to work. Lots of gems to be found.
post #39 of 53
I got to see AiC a couple of years ago when they were doing sporadic dates with their new singer. He was pretty good but seems to really have taken a back seat to Jerry Cantrell. Or should I say, I can't really hear the new singer's voice over Cantrell very much. Granted I haven't gotten the new CD yet but that was my initial impression just listening to snippets on itunes. Sounds like a great CD though.
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BTW - I spun the new AIC on the way home last night, and again on the way in to work. Lots of gems to be found.

I really like it. My only complaint is that it isn't quite as...sludgy...as their earlier stuff. To me their best album was Dirt, and that album was really dark and heavy. It just churned. The new one doesn't quite have that slow, heavy darkness. It sounds a lot more like Tripod, which was good, but it was far from my favorite Alice in Chains album.

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I got to see AiC a couple of years ago when they were doing sporadic dates with their new singer. He was pretty good but seems to really have taken a back seat to Jerry Cantrell. Or should I say, I can't really hear the new singer's voice over Cantrell very much. Granted I haven't gotten the new CD yet but that was my initial impression just listening to snippets on itunes. Sounds like a great CD though.

I think this is very true. I saw Jerry Cantrell's last show before Layne's funeral, and he played a couple of Alice in Chains songs as a sort of tribute. If I had closed my eyes I would have never known it wasn't Alice in Chains. Even when Layne was still in the band, Jerry was a HUGE part of their vocal sound; now that he's gone I'm not at all surprised he's pretty much taken over. I almost wonder if they would have been better off hiring a lead guitarist and letting Jerry be the rhythm guitarist/lead singer, rather than vice-versa.
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I really like it. My only complaint is that it isn't quite as...sludgy...as their earlier stuff. To me their best album was Dirt, and that album was really dark and heavy. It just churned. The new one doesn't quite have that slow, heavy darkness. It sounds a lot more like Tripod, which was good, but it was far from my favorite Alice in Chains album.



I think this is very true. I saw Jerry Cantrell's last show before Layne's funeral, and he played a couple of Alice in Chains songs as a sort of tribute. If I had closed my eyes I would have never known it wasn't Alice in Chains. Even when Layne was still in the band, Jerry was a HUGE part of their vocal sound; now that he's gone I'm not at all surprised he's pretty much taken over. I almost wonder if they would have been better off hiring a lead guitarist and letting Jerry be the rhythm guitarist/lead singer, rather than vice-versa.

This is spooky: after I got the new AIC disc, I pulled my copy of Dirt and realized Dirt was still my favorite, but this one was pretty close. I lost my copy of Tripod, but kept Sap, which was a remarkable disc considering it was sandwiched between Facelift and Dirt.
post #42 of 53
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This is spooky: after I got the new AIC disc, I pulled my copy of Dirt and realized Dirt was still my favorite, but this one was pretty close. I lost my copy of Tripod, but kept Sap, which was a remarkable disc considering it was sandwiched between Facelift and Dirt.

Well, you know what they say about great minds...

Tripod is actuallly the album I kept losing as well. I've probably owned three copies of it, and the only reason I have it now is because it's on my iPod. I enjoyed Sap and Jar of Flies, but they never approached being my favorite. I have have a theory that Alice in Chains has two distinct sets of fans - the heavy fans and the acoustic fans. Both groups tend to like all of their music, or at least tolerate it, but every Alice in Chains fan favors one or the other. I actually owned all of their heavier albums years before I owned the two acoustic ones.

Given you're a Dirt man, I'm a little surprised your favor the new one over Facelift.

All this talk is making me sad Layne is dead. It's making me even more sad that I was supposed to see them in '94, but they dropped out of the tour.
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All this talk is making me sad Layne is dead. It's making me even more sad that I was supposed to see them in '94, but they dropped out of the tour.

I got to see them at one of the Lollapolooza's and they were amazing.

A friend of mine actually ended up in rehab with Layne. My friend said that he thought that Layne was using drugs while at the rehab.
post #44 of 53
I am very excite. Hearing Soundgarden takes me back to the old days of playing Road Rash on the 3DO
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I am very excite.

You've been in Japan too long.
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