POLL: Favorite song by Alice in Chains?

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POLL: Favorite song by Alice in Chains?

  1. Man in the Box

    14.2%
  2. We Die Young

    9.6%
  3. Rooster

    11.2%
  4. Would?

    26.4%
  5. Angry Chair

    4.1%
  6. Them Bones

    11.7%
  7. Down in a Hole

    15.2%
  8. No Excuses

    4.1%
  9. I Stay Away

    2.0%
  10. Heaven Beside You

    1.5%
  1. npappas

    npappas Member

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    Don't Follow. Second place isn't even close.
     
  2. White Limo

    White Limo Member

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    For me this is like choosing between my children but I heard Rooster recently after listening to Jerry break the song down and what it meant to him and hit really hit me hard.

    Sunshine and confusion are WAY underrated though. Sunshine, for me, is a perfect, spotless guitar solo. One of my favorites of all time even though it’s simple. Jerry knows exactly how to play a concise, meaningful, guitar solo.

    Honorable mention to Private Hell. What a gut punch. That album is really among their best.

    Oh but Junkhead...

    Did I say this was like choosing between kids?
     
  3. MrX

    MrX Member

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    It's a 3 way tie between ...

    Rooster
    Would?
    I Stay Away

    ... depending on my mood/day.
     
  4. pickslide

    pickslide Supporting Member

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    One of my top favorite bands so its so hard to choose and of course many have already been mentioned. I will say that I feel like these 2 songs really nail for me what AIC is all about

    Junkhead and Frogs

    Frogs is just soooo cool!

    Junkhead in particular is one of the heaviest and most powerful songs I think I have ever heard. Its a perfect amalgamation of Jerry's uber heavy tones and riffs with Sean's drumming (particularly those cymbal crashes) making it that much more heavy. Then you have what may be one of the greatest, most genuine vocal performances ever from Layne. You can hear the agony in his voice...he is singing his story, his life, his torment. I always have mixed feelings when I hear that song...rocks so hard, but very sad too.
     
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  5. CoachD

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    I picked "Them Bones", but could easily have picked 1/2 dozen others.

    I'm also surprised "Got Me Wrong" and the rest of Sap aren't getting more attention here.

    "A Little Bitter" is also another great song that is sort of off the radar.
     
  6. pickslide

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    Rotten Apple is amazing
     
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  7. muzishun

    muzishun Member

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    No. I don't think like that, it seems really childish.
     
  8. Shredzilla

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    Really Cant go wrong with anything from AIC. One of my favorite bands of all time.

    Hadnt seen the video for Rooster in a very long time. Powerful stuff.

     
  9. Vaifan

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    If I gotta choose, I'm saying Man In The Box.

    I used to sing the high part in my old band. Sometimes I could could hit the high chorus vocal on "jesus", sometimes I'd fail. Lol it was directly proportional to alcohol intake. Plus, I was playing bass in the band, which isn't my strongest suit.
     
  10. LPMRSHLL

    LPMRSHLL Member

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    Nailed it. I came to make basically the same point.
     
  11. White Limo

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    Guys I forgot about Shame in You. Whaattt a song. Unbelievable melody and feel in that song.

    Man, AIC was the best. (Not that I don’t love some of the new stuff)
     
  12. TheSchwartz

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    My 7th grade soundtrack was basically Heaven Beside You and Over Now.

    Alice In Chains Unplugged was the first album I learned how to play from start to finish.
     
  13. Matteo11

    Matteo11 Supporting Member

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  14. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    This would be my first choice, as well.

    Damn.
     
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  15. beckstriad

    beckstriad I'm frosting a cake with a paper knife Gold Supporting Member

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    God Am is my favorite.

    There is something so heavy about the music and lyrical content of that song. Also, knowing that Layne was deep down the downward spiral by that time and that he was basically becoming a shell of himself makes it all the more amazing. It’s almost painful to listen to.
     
  16. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill

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    It genuinely moves me anytime I hear it.
     
  17. JukeBoxRat

    JukeBoxRat Supporting Member

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    One of my favorite bands. I love so many of their songs, but "No Excuses" is special to me.

    "You my friend, I will defend. And if we change, well, I'll love you anyway". Gets me right in the feels.
     

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