Alice In Chains’ second album, Dirt, came out on this day in 1992. The album features so many iconic Chains songs like “Angry Chair,” Rooster,” “Them Bones,” and “Would?”
My favourite song on the record was their 5th single “Down in a Hole.” (whoa…rock records use to have five singles!)
Jerry Cantrell wrote the song for his love at the time saying, “It’s to my long-time love. It’s the reality of my life, the path I’ve chosen, and in a weird way it kind of foretold where we are right now. It’s hard for both of us to understand … that this life is not conducive to much success with long-term relationships.”
“Them Bones” is an interesting song as it has the off-time 7/8 time signature.
Did you have the record growing up? What’s your favourite cut off the record?