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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:59 pm
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Count Grog wrote: clawmaster wrote: These decisions are not final but I'm leaning this way.

IN

Cheap Trick
The Cars
The Police
The Pretenders
Iron Maiden
Heart
J Geils Band
Alice In Chains

OUT

Guess Who
Yardbirds
Traffic
Steve Miller Band
UFO
Foreigner
Rainbow
Yes

OK I am probably older with more classic rock taste and not a metal fan at all, I worked in the Music biz when Alice in Chains was hot, I don't think they had the staying power, the hits or were really that important for the time as compared to other Seattle bands like Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Nirvanna, etc.  I can't argue about any other the other last ins.

I think they compare favorably to Soundgarden.  I don't think there's any doubt that they didn't achieve the success of Nirvana or Pearl Jam.  But Layne was such a mess it's amazing they had as much staying power as they did.  I wouldn't discount the band with the new singer though, he's very good and so was the new album.  Personally, AIC is by far my favorite grunge band of the period though.   



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