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Jar of Flies

Alice in Chains

Type:
EP
Release date:
January 25th, 1994
Catalog ID:
CK 57628
Label:
Columbia Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 92%)
1. Rotten Apple 06:58   Show lyrics
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2. Nutshell 04:19   Show lyrics
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3. I Stay Away 04:14   Show lyrics
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4. No Excuses 04:15   Show lyrics
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5. Whale & Wasp 02:37   instrumental
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6. Don't Follow 04:22   Show lyrics
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7. Swing on This 04:05   Show lyrics
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Band members
Layne Staley (R.I.P. 2002) Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 7)
Mike Inez Bass, Guitars
Sean Kinney Drums, Percussion
Jerry Cantrell Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 4, 6)
Guest/Session
Darrel Peters Vocals (additional)
Randy Biro Vocals (additional)
David Atkinson Harmonica
Matthew Weiss Violin
Justine Foy Violin, Cello
Rebecca Clemons-Smith Violin
April Acevez Viola
Miscellaneous staff
Jon Plum Assistant
Toby Wright Engineering, Mixing
Alicia K. Thompson Photography
Pete Cronin Photography
Rocky Schenck Photography
Mary Maurer Art direction
Liz Sroka Assistant
Layne Staley (R.I.P. 2002) Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 7)
Mike Inez Bass, Guitars
Sean Kinney Drums, Percussion
Jerry Cantrell Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 4, 6)
Darrel Peters Vocals (additional)
Randy Biro Vocals (additional)
David Atkinson Harmonica
Matthew Weiss Violin
Justine Foy Violin, Cello
Rebecca Clemons-Smith Violin
April Acevez Viola
Jon Plum Assistant
Toby Wright Engineering, Mixing
Alicia K. Thompson Photography
Pete Cronin Photography
Rocky Schenck Photography
Mary Maurer Art direction
Liz Sroka Assistant
Read Absent Of All Light 100% kgerych1995 May 12th, 2012
Read Heavy, but not in the... 93% Andromeda_Unchained November 27th, 2011
Read Making Mellow Work 86% DawnoftheShred December 16th, 2006
Read AIC nails it on this one. 95% hells_unicorn November 14th, 2006
Read You think evolving is a bad... 90% WitheringToSerenity March 17th, 2004
Read They managed to do... 89% ThunderheaD April 29th, 2003

This was the first EP to ever reach #1 on the Billboard 200 United States album chart, and was the only EP to ever gain this distinction until 2004's "Collision Course" by Jay Z & Linkin Park.

Asked about the title, frontman Layne Staley replied: "They gave him two jars full of flies. One of the jars they overfed, the other jar they underfed. The one they overfed flourished for a while, then all the flies died from overpopulation. The one they underfed had most of the flies survive all year. I guess there's a message in there somewhere. Evidently that experiment had a big impact on Jerry".

Re-released with the Sap EP as a double CD pack.

Videos for "No Excuses" and "I Stay Away" were made to promote this EP.

Recording information:

Written and recorded at London Bridge Studio (Seattle, Washington) between September 7th-14th, 1993.
Mixed at Scream Studio between September 17th-22nd, 1993.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 075645762821

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