Rock Talk with Drew Darkwell #18 – Alice In Chains
At heart, I’m a 90’s kid. Born June 29th, 1993, I’m a fan of all things from the era. I know I probably wasn’t old enough to appreciate the shift in music and pop culture at the time, but in hindsight I love everything from the music to the dress style (who doesn’t love flannel shirts and ripped up jeans?)
The older I get, the more I realize that the 90’s rock scene may just be my favorite era in radio history. Soundgarden, Nirvana, Tool, and Pearl Jam are all killer groups that helped to reinvent what was stylistically possible for aggressive bands. Up until then, the air waves were filled with goofy pop and glam bands that no one in the right mind could take seriously.
Then the grunge movement came along and blew them right out of the water. Rock music didn’t have to be all sparkles and rainbows. It could be dark, melancholy, and cathartic. Of course, you can’t talk about the grunge movement without mentioning Alice In Chains.
Mixing aggressive guitar licks with haunting vocal melodies, these guys pumped out several legendary tunes over the years. It’s been a while since we’ve heard any new music from the band, but it sounds like they’re finally back at work. Catch the details in episode 18 of Rock Talk below.