Alice in Chains

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TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667
The biggest and most important band of my late teens early 20's and I'm finally getting to see them on Sunday.

Wetting myself with excitement. Even with William DuVall they sound so eerily close to the original line up, live they are on fire right now. Cantrell is one of my most respected guitarists

Anyone else going
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  • DarrenDarren Frets: 84
    Saw them back in the early 90’s. They were the main support for Megadeth along with The Almighty on the RIP tour.

    It was a great gig!! 

    Enjoy the upcoming show..
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  • ColsCols Frets: 271
    edited June 17
    Irritatingly, I only found out about the gig on Tuesday.  By that time, the only tickets available were £110 from official Ticketmaster scalpers

    Hope it’s an awesome gig, dead jealous
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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667
    What a show!! So much love in the room for the band, at times you could see the band were taken aback by it


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  • soma1975soma1975 Frets: 334
    Saw them at the Brixton Academy in the early 90s. Best gig of my life. 
    My Trade Feedback Thread is here

    Been uploading old tracks I recorded ages ago and hopefully some new noodles here.
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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667
    Yeah that was well up there for me
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  • Musicman20Musicman20 Frets: 484

    I went to the Leeds gig, and the sound was great, but they totally oversold the venue.....it was stupidly packed even right at the back. They should have upgraded to the First Direct Arena...

    I would definitely go see them again. Two guys harmonising ace melodies over heavy melodic riffs is quite something.

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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667

    I went to the Leeds gig, and the sound was great, but they totally oversold the venue.....it was stupidly packed even right at the back. They should have upgraded to the First Direct Arena...

    I would definitely go see them again. Two guys harmonising ace melodies over heavy melodic riffs is quite something.

    I found the vocals to be a bit muffled and you couldn't hear what they were saying in-between songs but the harmonies did stand out in song

    And shepherds bush was rammed too!!

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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    STILL not managed to see them live :( One day, hopefully. Even without Layne, it's a bucket list item for sure. 
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  • DopesickDopesick Frets: 1022
    joneve said:
    STILL not managed to see them live :( One day, hopefully. Even without Layne, it's a bucket list item for sure. 
    Same. AIC are my favourite band of all time but still never seen them live. Probably because the new material doesn't interest me in the slightest and I'm worried that's where the majority of the live stuff will be from.
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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667
    Dopesick said:
    joneve said:
    STILL not managed to see them live :( One day, hopefully. Even without Layne, it's a bucket list item for sure. 
    Same. AIC are my favourite band of all time but still never seen them live. Probably because the new material doesn't interest me in the slightest and I'm worried that's where the majority of the live stuff will be from.
    Not true. Only had 3 or 4 duvall era tracks rest was from Layne era.

    Youre missing some real gems by ignoring the newer stuff. William DuVall is very very capable and Staley's are big shoes to fill

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  • BluebeardBluebeard Frets: 124
    Seeing them at Rock Werchter in July. I can't wait
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  • DopesickDopesick Frets: 1022
    Dopesick said:
    joneve said:
    STILL not managed to see them live :( One day, hopefully. Even without Layne, it's a bucket list item for sure. 
    Same. AIC are my favourite band of all time but still never seen them live. Probably because the new material doesn't interest me in the slightest and I'm worried that's where the majority of the live stuff will be from.
    Not true. Only had 3 or 4 duvall era tracks rest was from Layne era.

    Youre missing some real gems by ignoring the newer stuff. William DuVall is very very capable and Staley's are big shoes to fill

    Some of the material off 'Black Gives Way To Blue' was pretty good but I couldn't get into the next one at all. The new song doesn't excite me one bit. I will give the new album a try but I ain't holding my breath.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    Dopesick said:
    Dopesick said:
    joneve said:
    STILL not managed to see them live :( One day, hopefully. Even without Layne, it's a bucket list item for sure. 
    Same. AIC are my favourite band of all time but still never seen them live. Probably because the new material doesn't interest me in the slightest and I'm worried that's where the majority of the live stuff will be from.
    Not true. Only had 3 or 4 duvall era tracks rest was from Layne era.

    Youre missing some real gems by ignoring the newer stuff. William DuVall is very very capable and Staley's are big shoes to fill

    Some of the material off 'Black Gives Way To Blue' was pretty good but I couldn't get into the next one at all. The new song doesn't excite me one bit. I will give the new album a try but I ain't holding my breath.
    This sums up my feelings as well :( 
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  • OctahedronOctahedron Frets: 358
    I FREAKING LOVE ALICE IN CHAINS.
    Lucky I got to see them at Soundwave Festival a few years ago. They sound killer live. They nail the sound. The vocal harmonies are near-perfect with the album recordings. I have seen bands live where the vocal performance does not touch the vocal performance on the record, Alice in Chains on the other hand, nail it. 

    I love both the DuVall albums. But the original stuff is also delightful. 
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  • Creed_ClicksCreed_Clicks Frets: 48
    Haven't watched this yet, but will do! From Hellfest 2018


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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 5932
    Never saw AIC unfortunately, but I did see Cantrell when he toured Degradation Trip. That was fab.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    Haven't watched this yet, but will do! From Hellfest 2018


    that video is actually Rock Am Ring from 2010 - great show. 

    This is Hellfest :) 



    William Duval's vocals are great. Not dissimilar to Layne, but he's not trying to copy the verbatim. 
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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667
    And actually if you listen to either of Jerry's solo records you realise just how much of the AiC sound is down to him
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    And actually if you listen to either of Jerry's solo records you realise just how much of the AiC sound is down to him
    yup. Degredation Trip and Boggy Deppt are horrible underrated
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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1667
    Damn right
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  • Musicman20Musicman20 Frets: 484
    And actually if you listen to either of Jerry's solo records you realise just how much of the AiC sound is down to him
    Exactly. He just doesn't act 'the frontman' but he is a huge part of why AIC are how they are. 
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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 5932
    And actually if you listen to either of Jerry's solo records you realise just how much of the AiC sound is down to him
    Exactly. He just doesn't act 'the frontman' but he is a huge part of why AIC are how they are. 
    Couldn't agree more. The guitar sound plus vocal harmonies are so distinctive for AIC and that's all down to Cantrell
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  • strumjoughlampsstrumjoughlamps Frets: 1902
    soma1975 said:
    Saw them at the Brixton Academy in the early 90s. Best gig of my life. 
    BA was easy one of my fave venues in the 90s.. seen so many great bands there inc AiC 1993 which was ace but not as good as Soundgarden 94 with Tad supporting and Chris doing a long acoustic solo set after 
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  • mikeyrob73mikeyrob73 Frets: 2088

    I went to the Leeds gig, and the sound was great, but they totally oversold the venue.....it was stupidly packed even right at the back. They should have upgraded to the First Direct Arena...

    I would definitely go see them again. Two guys harmonising ace melodies over heavy melodic riffs is quite something.

    This, i was there and it was stupidly rammed, great gig but very sweaty 
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  • DanchiDanchi Frets: 24
    Anyone else think their rhythm section was a bit weak on reflection? 
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    Danchi said:
    Anyone else think their rhythm section was a bit weak on reflection? 
    On their early work? not a chance
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 16670
    Never seen them live .. have a few CD's .. Them bones is great ..
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • DanchiDanchi Frets: 24
    joneve said:
    Danchi said:
    Anyone else think their rhythm section was a bit weak on reflection? 
    On their early work? not a chance
    Sean Kinney didn't have the brilliance of Matt Cameron imo. I never listen to AIC and think 'f**k, that drummer's good...'
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  • AlterlifesonAlterlifeson Frets: 100
    Danchi said:
    joneve said:
    Danchi said:
    Anyone else think their rhythm section was a bit weak on reflection? 
    On their early work? not a chance
    Sean Kinney didn't have the brilliance of Matt Cameron imo. I never listen to AIC and think 'f**k, that drummer's good...'
    I agree, he's a good drummer that does enough to suit the music and thats all he needs to do. I never think wow there's some great chops, but with AIC I don't feel the need for them.
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  • Creed_ClicksCreed_Clicks Frets: 48
    Danchi said:
    joneve said:
    Danchi said:
    Anyone else think their rhythm section was a bit weak on reflection? 
    On their early work? not a chance
    Sean Kinney didn't have the brilliance of Matt Cameron imo. I never listen to AIC and think 'f**k, that drummer's good...'
    His drum riff at the start of No Excuses is pretty tasty.
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