Alice In Chains – Facelift


Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Facelift is the debut album from Alice In Chains. Released in 1990, it was the first grunge album to be certified gold.Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who later recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.  Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, despite the fact their sound also incorporated heavy metal elements.. They achieved success during the era with the albums Facelift (1990), Dirt (1992), Alice in Chains (1995), as well as the EP Jar of Flies (1994). Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onward, due to Staley’s substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. Facelift is their debut album, released by Columbia Records on August 21, 1990. The single “Man In The Box” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal in 1992. Facelift became the first album from the grunge movement to be certified gold on September 11, 1991.

Label: Columbia
Cat. # 19439783861

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