Moderate apologies for the punny picture (I couldn’t resist), but I nearly fell out of my chair the other night when I read reports that Ryan Adams had spiced up his Kingston, NY set with an acoustic cover of Alice in Chains‘ “Down In A Hole.” AIC? No one covers AIC, but they had a proprietary chunk of my musical heart back in 1993 when I first started to get into, shall we say, decent music. Before AIC and Pearl Jam I was trapped in a world of oldies (which actually comes in handy now, since I can sing along with most any tune on the AM radio), Bel Biv Devoe, and Petra.
In any case, Alice in Chains has aged moderately well for me and they’ve certainly got some evocative lyrics and construction behind even their heaviest scream-tastic stuff, more readily apparent in their duo of fantastic EPs, SAP and Jar of Flies.
Got Me Wrong – Alice in Chains (from SAP) Don’t Follow – Alice in Chains (from Jar of Flies)
AND – these just hit my inbox, so I’ll throw ‘em on here too: Two new tracks from Easy Tiger, coming out June 26th. It’s nice to hear a non-radio-rip of Two, and Everybody Knows is growing on me in a big way:
Two – Ryan Adams Everybody Knows – Ryan Adams