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    New Alice In Chains

    Anyone heard the new Alice In Chains?I think it's pretty good.There is no replacing Layne but it's a pretty good album

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    I heard the new single and liked it alot. Singer sounds very similar to Layne.

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    [QUOTE=JerseyShoreJet;3283230]I heard the new single and liked it alot. Singer sounds very similar to Layne.[/QUOTE]

    Still Jerry Cantrell?

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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBEXTuUca0[/url]

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    [QUOTE=IHATEDOLPHINS;3283216]Anyone heard the new Alice In Chains?I think it's pretty good.There is no replacing Layne but it's a pretty good album[/QUOTE]

    WADR, No one ever replaces the person thats lost...ie. Dead,Doors,Queen,INXS, etc. etc.

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;3283294]WADR, No one ever replaces the person thats lost...ie. Dead,Doors,Queen,INXS, etc. etc.[/QUOTE]

    Partially true. Sometimes the death of a lead singer or front man unleashes other talent that otherwise would have stayed in the shadows. It could be argued that Cantrell is as responsible as Layne, or moreso, for the creativity behind AIC. He's always been integral to the writing and music and often times led it.

    Kurt Cobain is another example. If not for his death would we ever have known how much talent was sitting behind that drum kit in Dave Grohl? Grohl is incredibly creative and a great musician. He immediately emerged as a front man, singer and guitarist when he otherwise likely would have been slamming high hats for a decade as part of Nirvana.

    Layne was a huge loss, no doubt. But I'd argue that the core of AIC is actually Jerry Cantrell.
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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;3283285]Still Jerry Cantrell?[/QUOTE]of course...u can tell from the opening note...warming up to them again...love chains...

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3283287][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBEXTuUca0[/url][/QUOTE]thanks. song is decent...not an "it" song but decent...

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;3283317]Partially true. Sometimes the death of a lead singer or front man unleashes other talent that otherwise would have stayed in the shadows. It could be argued that Cantrell is as responsible as Layne, or moreso, for the creativity behind AIC. He's always been integral to the writing and music and often times led it.

    Kurt Cobain is another example. If not for his death would we ever have known how much talent was sitting behind that drum kit in Dave Grohl? Grohl is incredibly creative and a great musician. He immediately emerged as a front man, singer and guitarist when he otherwise likely would have been slamming high hats for a decade as part of Nirvana.

    Layne was a huge loss, no doubt. [B]But I'd argue that the core of AIC is actually Jerry Cantrell.[/QUOTE][/B]

    There is no argument. His songs, arrangements, guitar work, and vocals which were just as iconic and emblematic of their sound. His harmony work under Layne's lead vocals are extraordinary. Cantrell probably had the better voice, but Layne had the frontman charisma.

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    [QUOTE=2foolish197;3283341]thanks. song is decent...not an "it" song but decent...[/QUOTE]

    I agree. Nice to see those guys back, though.

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    [QUOTE=JerseyShoreJet;3283230]I heard the new single and liked it alot. Singer sounds very similar to Layne.[/QUOTE]

    Jerry Cantrell was always the heart and soul of Alice and Chains.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3283287][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBEXTuUca0[/url][/QUOTE]

    Good song. I might actually give this album a shot. Dirt is one of my all-time fave rock albums up there with Use Your Illusion 1 & 2, Siamese Dream and Nevermind.

    It's too bad there's no more real rock n' roll music anymore. These bands today or for the past 15 years are just awful. Kids today really have no idea what actual music is.

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    I would give "Black Gives Way to Blue" 3.5-4 out of 5 stars.

    It's certainly not a classic, but there's little filler on this album. Its great to hear Chains back together.

    The album is basically their coping with and emergence from the death of Staley. There's no bangers like "Man in the Box" on this album, but there's some great tunes. If you are familiar with "Jar of Flies", its the closest comparison IMO.

    Here's some of my fav tracks...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0nQpduuLeY[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VjVZ42TgQw[/url]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7YWq-gxrUo[/url]

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    [QUOTE=VincenzoTestaverde;3283519]Good song. I might actually give this album a shot. Dirt is one of my all-time fave rock albums up there with Use Your Illusion 1 & 2, Siamese Dream and Nevermind.

    It's too bad there's no more real rock n' roll music anymore. These bands today or for the past 15 years are just awful. Kids today really have no idea what actual music is.[/QUOTE]

    Couldn't agree with you more.What they play now is pure crap.

    As I get older i'm 31 i'm starting to appreciate more classic rock and I agree Dirt and the uyi 1 and 2 are great albums.

    Probably my fav current band right now is Chevelle if you haven't check em out

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3283287][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBEXTuUca0[/url][/QUOTE]

    Yep. That's still AIC! Niiice!!!

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    [QUOTE=IHATEDOLPHINS;3285102]Couldn't agree with you more.What they play now is pure crap.

    As I get older i'm 31 i'm starting to appreciate more classic rock and I agree Dirt and the uyi 1 and 2 are great albums.

    Probably my fav current band right now is[B] Chevelle [/B]if you haven't check em out[/QUOTE]

    Awesome band. For obvious reasons, I post this vid of "I Get It", featuring images of Olivia Munn, any chance I get. [I]Vena Sera[/I] is an amazing record.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bL-UQF2Cj0[/url]

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