View single post by Erick Von Erich
 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 07:24 pm
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Erick Von Erich


Joined: Thu Mar 26th, 2015
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 692
That Alice in Chains/Warrant story is interesting. When AiC first came out in late 1990 with the single "We Die Young", they were going for that hair band/pop metal vibe. I remember seeing it and thinking they were like a Lynch Mob, Babylon AD, Love/Hate or any other second/third level metal band.

Then, about 3-4 months later, they released "Man in the Box" as a single and they had changed quite a bit... even though it was the same album. So, uh, good marketing?

That summer (1991) they were the opener on the "Clash of the Titans" tour with Slayer and Anthrax. They were almost boo'ed off the stage when they played the Red Rocks (Denver) stop.

So I always thought the "grunge" thing was a little unfair, especially to AiC and Soundgarden. I feel that they were metal bands, first, and got lumped with grunge for marketing purposes.