Alice In Chains – Jar Of Flies / Sap
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, 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. Jar of Flies is their third studio EP, released on January 1994, preceded by 1992’s Sap, which is also included in this album. Jar Of Flies is the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the first week sales exceeding 141,000 copies in the United States. The self-produced EP was written and recorded over the course of just one week at the London Bridge Studio in Seattle and was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1995; Best Recording Package and Best Hard Rock Performance for “I Stay Away”. This LP also includes Sap, the band’s second EP released on February 1992. It is mostly acoustic and marks the first time that guitarist Jerry Cantrell sings lead vocals in an Alice in Chains release, with the song “Brother”. The EP was produced by Alice in Chains and Rick Parashar and features guest vocals by Ann Wilson of the band Heart, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Mark Arm of Mudhoney. The track “Got Me Wrong” became a hit years later after being featured on the soundtrack to the 1994 film Clerks.
180 gram Audiophile Vinyl
Label: Music On Vinyl / Columbia
Cat. # MOVLP086 / 88697685411