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Old 04-05-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Layne Staley & Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains had so many hits in their catalogue, yet for whatever reason, Layne's death seemed more like an afterthought in the media and he's not mentioned much outside of the rock community. I was at work when a co-worker, a former Blind Melon and Alice In Chains guy who turned into a jam band Bonnaroo type of guy, told me the news. Lots of good bands, lots of good singers, few who sing with passion, and even fewer who sing from the soul. Layne Staley was the later, a talented person who effortlessly sang directly from his soul. He sounds exactly the same live as he does on the albums. Irreplaceable.

Layne showing off those pipes:


Alice in Chains - Man in the Box live - Better Quality ! - YouTube

On this unplugged version of "Sludge Factory," Layne messes up and has a sense of humor about it. Unfazed, he goes on to complete my favorite song from that set.

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Alice in chains unplugged "Sludge factory" - YouTube

More vocal chops. Live in Frankfurt, Germany


Alice In Chains - Rain When I Die - Live Frankfurt 02.02.1993 - YouTube

The Jerry Cantrell/Layne Staley harmony speaks for itself:


Alice In Chains - No Excuses - YouTube
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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Layne Staley & Mad Season


Mad Season was a supergroup comprised of Barrett Martin, Layne Staley, John Baker Saunders and Mike McCready. They only released one album. I didn't pick up this album until the mid-2000s--missed it completely in the '90s. I know "River Of Deceit" received a decent amount of airplay at the time, but I don't remember it from that time period. When I first played the album, it didn't stick with me right away. I let the album sit for a few months or so until I eventually put it in my CD changer again and spent some time with it. I am glad I did, as it is one of the hidden gems of the 1990s. I posted "Above" in post #501 in this thread. Here are two more:


Mad Season - River Of Deceit - YouTube

^^ You can read in the comments section of this video how much Layne's songs meant to people.


Mad Season - X-Ray Mind - YouTube

Mike McCready discussing in a 1995 interview the formation of Mad Season.


Mike McCready interview for Mad Season 1995 - YouTube

Other videos posted on Mad Season's Vevo Channel can be found here.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cqU...B844F8D04AAAA2
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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Default For Kurt and Layne


Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged) - YouTube


Alice In Chains - Heaven Beside You - Unplugged - YouTube
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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Kind of appropriate since it's Sunday morning where I am right now...


No Doubt - Sunday Morning - YouTube

This song has been in my head for days...


No Doubt - Don't Speak - YouTube
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Enigma - A The voice of Enigma - YouTube
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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My favorite from the 90's:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-yLH5wcEoQ
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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Madonna - Frozen (Official Music Video) - YouTube
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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Duran Duran - Perfect Day - YouTube


Duran Duran Love Voodoo - YouTube


Duran Duran - Electric Barbarella - YouTube
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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Even though these guys were around in the 80s, they had most of their success in the 90s. Most everyone will remember this one because of the controversial lyrics using the expression she only comes, replacing it with she only sings in some versions.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0trh9Y598fM

But I'm partial to this one:


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fUcc9auD9Ig
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