Dirt Day No. 7: ‘Would?’

Dirt Day concludes with the album’s first single, but last track, “Would?” “Would?” made its first appearance on the Singles soundtrack. Now, I’ve only seen bits and pieces of that move here and there. My knowledge of it is pretty much limited to it being a movie set in the Seattle Grunge scene and that it had a pretty rockin’ soundtrack. Anyway, the song was … Continue reading Dirt Day No. 7: ‘Would?’

Dirt Day No. 6: ‘Down in a Hole’

Dirt Day’s second-to-last track is once again from Alice in Chain’s performance on MTV Unplugged. This one is “Down in a Hole,” the final single from the Dirt album. Honestly, this was a track I usually skipped over. It might have been my mindset at the time. I wanted to listen to the aggressive-sounding tracks, not the slow paced ones that I thought were wrote … Continue reading Dirt Day No. 6: ‘Down in a Hole’

Dirt Day No. 5: ‘Godsmack’

So, this is one of my favorite tracks from Dirt. This is Alice in Chains performing “Godsmack” at Hollywood Rock at Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on Jan. 22, 1993. If you can put two and two together, you probably know there’s a very popular band today that loved this album so much that they based not only their sound, but their image from it. But, I’m … Continue reading Dirt Day No. 5: ‘Godsmack’

Dirt Day No. 4: ‘What the Hell have I?’

Dirt Day continues with a track that actually didn’t appear on the Dirt album: “What the Hell have I?” I’m putting it on here though because it  was wrote and recorded with the other tracks from the album. I’m not entirely sure why this one didn’t make it. One story I heard said that it had to be exclusive to the Last Action Hero soundtrack. … Continue reading Dirt Day No. 4: ‘What the Hell have I?’

Dirt Day No. 3: ‘Angry Chair’

We’re back again with Dirt Day. This is a live performance of “Angry Chair” from New Year’s Eve 1992/1993. I’m not sure where Alice in Chains was performing, but I’m pretty sure it was broadcast on MTV. The thing about “Angry Chair” is that first, I’m kind of surprised it was chosen as a singe. Second, I’m surprised it got so much airplay on MTV. … Continue reading Dirt Day No. 3: ‘Angry Chair’

Stone Temple Pilots’ album Core turns 25

I would be remiss not to mention that this is also the 25th anniversary of Stone Temple Pilots’ Core album. This album launched them into the mainstream. Critics who heard it accused them of being Pearl Jam ripoffs, though I simply don’t hear what they’re talking about. I guess millions of fans also agreed with me, considering they continued to buy their albums after Core. … Continue reading Stone Temple Pilots’ album Core turns 25

Dirt Day No. 2: ‘Rooster’

Dirt Day continues. “Rooster” from  Alice in Chains’ MTV unplugged performance is the next selection. Their Unplugged performance is still considered one of the most memorable, whereas many others have been forgotten. Sidenote: I had a pretty bad-ass T-shirt for this song. My mom found something to be offended about, of course. I’m still not sure what she was offended by to this day. But … Continue reading Dirt Day No. 2: ‘Rooster’

Dirt Day — Classic Alice in Chains album turns 25

I am declaring today “Dirt Day.”  (Maybe I should hashtag that into #DirtDay?) Anyway, on this day 25 years ago (1992 if you suck at math), Alice in Chains released their second full-length studio album Dirt. While many people say now that it was the album that launched them into the mainstream, they seem to forget that 1990s Facelift had already been a great success … Continue reading Dirt Day — Classic Alice in Chains album turns 25

ZoomBubba news roundup: Sept. 28, 2017

Well, it looks like Puerto Rico is turning into a humanitarian crisis, which is going to be a great shame for the U.S. for many years to come. The Republicans are turning into the party of crazies, with their base choosing Roy Moore, who ran to the right of far-right candidate Luther Strange. Luckily, there’s other things to talk about: It should’ve been obvious: It … Continue reading ZoomBubba news roundup: Sept. 28, 2017

Midday Music Thursday: William Shatner performs ‘Rocket Man’

Could it be anything else as far as music? This performance, which is a tribute to Bernie Taupin, was at the 1978 Saturn Awards ceremony. The odd performance has been discussed for many years (“Was he goofing? Was he serious?”) and has been spoofed by animated characters over time. Anyway, what better way to cap off Star Trek month than William Shatner performing “Rocket Man?” Or … Continue reading Midday Music Thursday: William Shatner performs ‘Rocket Man’