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Dirt (1992)

Alice in Chains
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Dirt is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains and was released on September 29, 1992, through Columbia Records. Peaking at number six on the Billboard 200, the album was well received by music critics and has since been certified four-times platinum by the RIAA and has gone on to sell 5 million copies worldwide, making Dirt the band's highest selling album to date.The last album to feature bassist Mike Starr as he quit in 1993.
The album spawned five singles: "Would?", "Them Bones", "Angry Chair", "Rooster", and "Down in a Hole". The songs on the album focused on depression, anger, anti-social behavior, drug use, war, death, and other emotionally charged topics.
The recording of Dirt began in the spring of 1992. Producer Dave Jerden, who had previously worked with the band on their debut, Facelift, wanted to work with them again. He admired vocalist Layne Staley's lyrics and voice, and lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell's guitar riffs. For the songs "Them Bones", "Rain When I Die," "Down in a Hole", "Dirt," and "Would?", Cantrell brought in his black Gibson Les Paul and an amplifier he had bought when he was seventeen which had much heavier distortion than

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Tracks

6:01 Rain When I Die
5:29 Sickman
5:09 Junkhead
3:50 God Smack
0:43 Iron Gland
3:28 Would?
2:30 Them Bones
6:15 Rooster (1992)
3:09 Dam That River
5:38 Down in a Hole (LP version)
5:16 Dirt
4:47 Angry Chair
5:16 Hate to Feel
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