Contact Us

#Qruption – Top 5 Alice In Chains Songs

We’re just about two weeks away from this summer’s biggest show – #Qruption, Rockstar Energy Drinks’ Uproar Tour. The line-up includes one of my all-time favorite bands, Alice In Chains, and in honor of their headlining performance on August 13th; here are my Top 5 favorite songs from the band that helped lead the grunge movement of the 90′s.

Get Tickets To Q-Ruption Here


1

Man In The Box

 
 
 

Easily the most recognizable the band has to date. From their 1990 album Facelift and according to Jerry Cantrell, in the liner notes of 1999's Music Bank box set collection: "That whole beat and grind of that is when we started to find ourselves; it helped Alice become what it was."

2

I Stay Away

 
 
 

This was the song that first introduced me to the band and made me fan. I Stay Away was released in 1994 on the Jar of Flies EP.

According to Jerry Cantrell: "That was the first time we'd written with Mike Ines, which makes this another special song. The whole Jar of Flies EP proved to both us and the fans what a talented and valid part of the band Mike was. He plays the nastiest, darkest shit but he's got the sweetest heart in the world."

3

Nutshell

 
 
 

A fan favorite through and through, Nutshell has been one of the many Chains songs that has stood the test of time and still sounds as good today as it did when originally released in 1994 on the Jar of Flies EP. The song was never released as an official single but became a fan favorite.

The song has seen it's share of covers from Aaron Lewis of Staind, Adema, and even Corey Taylor.

4

Rooster

 
 
 

Written about Jerry Cantrell's father who's nickname was Rooster while in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Jerry Cantrell notes: "It was the start of the healing process between my Dad and I from all that damage that Vietnam caused. This was all my perception of his experiences out there. The first time I ever heard him talk about it was when we made the video and he did a 45-minute interview with Mark Pellington and I was amazed he did it. He was totally cool, totally calm, accepted it all and had a good time doing it. It even brought him to the point of tears. It was beautiful. He said it was a weird experience, a sad experience and he hoped that nobody else had to go through it."

5

Down in a Hole

 
 
 

From 1992's Dirt album, the song is considered in the Top 3 songs from the band for Jerry Cantrell. Originally Jerry didn't want to present the band with the song thinking it was "too soft" for them at the time. The band, however, loved the tune and went forward with recording it.

 

 

More from Q103

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q103albany.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!