Thursday, September 29, 2022

Happy 30th Anniversary to Alice In Chains Grunge Masterpiece Dirt

Alice In Chains released the quintessential grunge album 30 years ago today with Dirt

No other Seattle album quite had the grit, grime, pain, anguish and death that epitomized the scene as the Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Mike Starr, and Sean Kinney crafted record did. 

Produced by the band, the pain and heroin addiction seeps through with each song as the drug is front and center throughout the tracks. Never glorified, but heroin is constantly a weight around everything, dragging things into the dirt or lower. 

The heavy, churning riffs, amazing guitar tone from Cantrell and Staley's vocals match up so well as the dirty low end moves things along; as this was clearly the bands best effort, adding to the Northwest's takeover of music in the early 90s. 

Celebrate the album in the best way possible, by listening to it loudly.   

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