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Sap (5 Tracks) EP
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|2. Got Me Wrong|
|3. Right Turn|
|4. Am I Inside|
|5. Bonus Track 1|
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Basically, I'd give 5 stars to both "Brother" and "Got Me Wrong," because they are slower than most AIC, but are still extremely powerful. "Brother" is about child abuse; "Got Me Wrong" is about relationship problems. I'd give 4 1/2 stars for "Right Turn," as I really like Chris Cornell's contribution here (this song is almost impossible to describe). And I'd give 3 stars for "Am I inside," because although I love the beginning and most of the singing, I still am unsure what this song means -- and I've listened to it over 100 times.
The fifth song is untitled; it's more of a demented jam session. I've heard it called "Love Song." I wonder what had just happened to Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell, if so? They must have had tremendously bad experiences right before recording this, as it's the darkest and most depressing song they ever did -- full of distortion, overdubs, intentional feedback, and lacking any sense of vocal harmony _or_ vocal power. I'd give this song a 1 1/2.
Anyway, because most of the songs are very good, I've rounded up, and give this CD a solid four stars. Basically, if you like AIC, especially if you like the "softer" side of AIC as evidenced by "Jar of Flies" and "AIC MTV Unplugged," you will like this CD.
Now, the good points. Got Me Wrong is one of AIC's best. (The fact that it's on the movie Clerks doesn't hurt either, hehe) Great guitar fill at the beginning which serves as a perfect hook for the rest of the song. Right Turn is great as well. Very simple tune as far as the guitar work goes, but the vocals are what makes this baby shine. When Chris Cornell kicks in at the end, it makes you want to hit the repeat button.
Overall, great great work by Jerry Cantrell on the guitar parts. Mike Starr really didn't get much of an opportunity to shine on the bass in this album, neither did Sean Kinney on drums. Layne of course blows 99% of all other vocalists away as usual. Again, the only real weak point was Ann Wilson on backups. If you can get by that, though, this is a definite addition to an AIC collection.
In conclusion, you really only need this CD in your collection if you are a big Alice In Chains fan. By now (for lesser fans) you can find "Got Me Wrong" on either the soundtrack to Clerks or hear its stellar unplugged version on Nothing Safe-The Best of the Box and/or Unplugged. But "Brother" and "Right Turn" are definitely exceptional tracks; and deserve to be heard. Yet you must understand Alice In Chains in order to welcome those songs into your hearts. This five-song release gets 3 stars for each of its great songs. I could've done without "Am I Inside" and certainly "Love Song"; but remember...take the bad with the good.
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Straightforwardly, at the very beginning, I'll clarify exactly where this cd, their first EP offering, stands in terms of relevance and approaching Alice In Chains with a fair,... Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by The Nemean Lion Of Herculean Bitterness
During Alice in Chains' transition from bluesy metal to grunge metal, they released an EP which raised the standard for beauty in the world of grunge. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Kindle Customer
Sap is definetly one of the best albums ever.It starts out with the melodic but still hard rocking "Brother" in which Layne Staley is backed by Ann Wilson of Heart, and has some... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004
Close the curtains, light a candle or two and lie back, close your eyes and drift away to this amazing EP. Haunting, atmospheric the 4 main tracks are superb. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2004 by Marc
The songs are all ballads. "Brother" and "Got Me Wrong" are very good. They play very good acoustic. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003 by Reijo Piippula
This almost all acoustic EP shows guitarist Jerry Cantrell's talent doesn't necessarily need to be loud to be appreciated. Read morePublished on July 24 2003
A nice change of pace after the grittiness of "Facelift"...and it really kind of prepares you for the jolt of "Dirt". Read morePublished on July 18 2003 by Dragonsgrrl