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Cool Lil Numbers…..ALICE IN CHAINS/Man In The Box

When I think of getting out of bed every Monday to start another work week I think these lyrics just about  sum it up …

I’m the man in the box,buried in my shit,won’t you come and save me….

I’m the dog who gets beat,shove my nose in shit,won’t you come and save me ,save me…….

Hahahaha it’s not that bad but man AIC lay down a beauty of a track here…..

1991 and if you read my Van Halen concert review from the 1991 F.U.C.K Tour  AIC were the opening act and although they weren’t received with the greatest of ruckus from the crowd ( Halen sings about Poundcake while AIC fight back with We Die Young!)I still recall this track and since my younger brother Todd was buying stuff on his own(at the time) this is one he bought so I scooped it and it was to listen to Man In The Box.

Love how the song just shoots out of the gate with that slow Seattle pub crawl of a groan kinda like if your shutting down your Bender at 5 am! The drums by Sean Kinney set the pace big an nasty them drums sound! Mike Starr(RIP) drops down some serious low end on the bass and Jerry Cantrell what a great guitar player live and in studio! Layne Staley(RIP) trips out the vocal and man you think he is the Man In The Box! Fair enough!

The Chorus is the real thing and is bonafide ass kicker. Love the interplay of vocals between Staley and Cantrell! You got Staley and his deep down in the hole type like vocal and you got Cantrell with the clean laid back slick rock vocal! Between  them it works to a friggin T!

Kinney on the kit man the drums just kicks serious ass on this track! Hard to believe that half of this band has passed on. Saying that i guess  I’m pretty damn lucky to have caught em live when I did(just the once)

If your reading this before the start of your work day crank this one up…

Deny Your Maker!