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Influences?

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I'm too lazy to do ALL the work myself when I know there's some dedicated Alice maniacs around here. So - for yet another batch of wiki articles I'm writing now - I'm looking for the musical influences of the single AiC members, or the group as a whole. The more names the better. So?
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I know they were influenced by Black Sabbath and Kiss, Jerry was influenced by some country acts and Elton John...and that's really all I know.
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I know that Mike Inez likes Maiden :wink2:

And I think AiC has some blues influence also... I read some time ago that Jerry Cantrell wanted to make a blues album with that Danzig guy :)
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Soundgarden had a big influence on them as well.
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Yeah, Black Sabbath. I think it used to be Layne's favourite band.
Jerry also said that his favourite was Kiss (as a kid I think). Actually, I can't find anything that connects Alice to Kiss. I have read many many many interviews but they didn't say any other bands, i think.. as a big influence, i mean. i also know that Layne loved Slayer xD
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Wasnt layne a big Buttholes fan and SY?
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cobalt wrote:I know that Mike Inez likes Maiden :wink2:

And I think AiC has some blues influence also... I read some time ago that Jerry Cantrell wanted to make a blues album with that Danzig guy :)
danzig??? doing a blues album????
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foo_fighters_nirvana wrote:
cobalt wrote:I know that Mike Inez likes Maiden :wink2:

And I think AiC has some blues influence also... I read some time ago that Jerry Cantrell wanted to make a blues album with that Danzig guy :)
danzig??? doing a blues album????
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incessantmace wrote:I'm too lazy to do ALL the work myself when I know there's some dedicated Alice maniacs around here. So - for yet another batch of wiki articles I'm writing now - I'm looking for the musical influences of the single AiC members, or the group as a whole. The more names the better. So?
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jimmy19880 wrote:Glad to meet you!I think this is a humorous story:Tommy: How is your little brother, Johnny? Johnny: He is ill in bed. He hurt himself. Tommy: That's too bad. How did that happen?
Johnny: We played who could lean furthest out of the window,and he won.






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I dunno Danzig does have sort of a George Thorogood quality to some of his vocals, or am I the only one who hears it?
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Elton John and country? Really? Haha cool
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cupid_come_as_u_r wrote:
jimmy19880 wrote:Glad to meet you!I think this is a humorous story:Tommy: How is your little brother, Johnny? Johnny: He is ill in bed. He hurt himself. Tommy: That's too bad. How did that happen?
Johnny: We played who could lean furthest out of the window,and he won.






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-Aerosmith: "I know Something"
-Led Zeppelin: "Down in a Hole"
-REM: "No Excuses", plus the opening to "Would?" is very much like that to "King of Birds"
-Van Halen: "Man in the Box"
-Neil Young: "Over Now", "Got me Wrong"
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Beyond those five bands -- Alice in Chains had a very individual and unorthodox sound, for which the lineage is hard to trace.
This said, throw my bands in a melting pot, and your concoction shall not be too remote from AiC
People reputedly hear a Black Sabbath influence, but truth-be-told, insomuch as the members may have listened to them, it doesn't jump out at me in the slightest... the sole exception is "Dirt" which echoes distantly BS, "Electric Funeral"....
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A further possibility... I am long of the vantage that Jerry’s “Mother Spinnin in her Grave” on Degradation Trip wore its Pixies influence proudly
Of eminence to note that Jerry Cantrell considers ACDC to be his “favourite straight up rock and roll band” ; I would opine that Facelift is embellished with slight ACDC tinges throughout; prominent most on the chorus of “Sea of Sorrow”, at an extent to which I can conceptualise Bon Scott singing the vocal melodies.
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