Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip

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  1. Dan B

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    Has anyone found this in stores yet? I'd like to hear some impressions of it before making a purchase. For the record, I like Alice In Chains, but I never listened to Cantrell's previous solo record & I don't know what to expect.
    I've checked out the samples at the Amazon.com page here, but they are a bit short to really form a conclusion.
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    I am seeing him in concert July 6th and I can't wait!
     
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    I heard one song on the radio. It sounds quite Alice-ish.

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    I've been listening to this for the past couple weeks(advance copies rule!), actually. A good portion of it is heavier than Boggy Depot and more similar to AIC. Though I prefer his earlier effort, there isn't a bad track on the album. The highlights are probably Anger Rising, Angel Eyes, and Chemical Tribe. If you're a fan of AIC, this one's a no-brainer.
     
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    Amazon sent me a shipping notice today. Can't wait.
     
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    Please let us know how this is. I was a little disappointed with Boggy (borrowed it from a friend) but am looking to recapture that AIC feel especially with Layne's passing.
     
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    Picked DT up yesterday...haven't really had a chance to absorb it, but so far I'm enjoying what I'm hearing....typical JC heavy riffs and crunching...some pretty good melodies too. Gonna give it a good listen this evening.

    Jack
     
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    Why the disappointment with Boggy Depot?
     
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    I liked the laid back sound to Boggy Depot.
     
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    I think Jerry is a great guitar player and an excellent singer. However, his solo stuff and a lot of Chain's last album is just too cheesy for me. Jerry can be very "Rock and Roll" and that is just not what I like.

    Heaven Beside You and Over Now are the absolute worst Chains songs ever. I actually felt embarrased for the band when I heard those songs.

    -Dean-
     
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    Oh. Same here. I guess we do agree. [​IMG]
     
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    After listening to the CD for a week, I thought I would chime in.

    First off, this is different than Boggy Depot. There are some nice heavy riffs with patented Cantrell catchy-hook choruses with a little bit of delicate stuff thrown in for good measure. It sounds much more AIC'ish to me.

    The first three songs are very solid and the whole album has few let-downs(my favorite is the second song Bargain Basement Howard Hughes).

    There's definitely a Layne vibe throughout in the lyrics and understandably the CD is dedicated to him. I also think there are some thoughtful, well-written passages that show Jerry's maturity as a song writer.

    I'm really enjoying this disc and can't wait for its sister release. He wrote 25 songs(14 on Degradation Trip)and the remaining ones will be on the forthcoming album next year.

    DJ

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    I think I'm agreeing with everyone here when I say, "So far so good."

    I *think* I'm going to like this one. All the elements except of course Layne's presence seems to be here. However, so far I'm not jumping up and down or singing at the top of my lungs. So far, again, every time I hear it I think I'm *gonna* like this. So, I keep listening.
     
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    I have totally absorbed it now and can safely say that I love it. Not a stinker on the whole disc imo. Some pretty dark stuff here, seeming to write about LS (Bargain Basement, Solitude), or from his perspective (Locked On?), on several songs, but an upbeat song or two also (She Was My Girl)

    Spiderbite is just a balls out crunchy guitar fest...loving it!
     

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