It was recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Majestic Theatre as part of the MTV Unplugged series of concerts and contains live, acoustic versions of the band's songs. 10 April 1996. The home video release has received gold certification by RIAA. MTV Unplugged é um álbum ao vivo da banda americana Alice in Chains, lançado em 30 de Julho de 1996 pela gravadora Columbia Records.Foi gravado em 10 de Abril de 1996 no Majestic Theatre da Brooklyn Academy of Music em Nova York como parte da série de concertos MTV Unplugged, e contém versões acústicas das canções da banda gravadas ao vivo, além de … Live performances of the song can also be found on the " Heaven Beside You " single, the compilation album Nothing Safe: Best of the Box , and the live album Live . Print. It was good for me in the long-run and it was good for him, too. [20] Cantrell Sr.'s scenes were filmed on what was then Cantrell's great uncle's property and is now the site of Jerry Cantrell's family ranch in Atoka, Oklahoma. The demo for "Rooster" was recorded at Eldorado Studios on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard during the sessions for the Singles (1992) soundtrack, co-produced by Alice in Chains with Dave Jerden. "Rooster" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains, featured on their second studio album, Dirt (1992). Recorded on April 10th, 1996 using Effanel Music Mobile Recording. [6] An acoustic version performed on Alice in Chains' MTV Unplugged concert was included on the live album Unplugged (1996). 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. New Year Sale: Pro Access 80% ... Rooster – Alice in Chains. Alice In Chains - Down in a Hole (MTV Unplugged - HD Video) MTV Unplugged version as played live. Unplugged is a live album and DVD by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on July 30, 1996 by Columbia Records. All artists So many classics here including my absolute favorites of theirs with Nutshell, Rooster and Down in a Hole, all of which are given incredible renditions. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1996 CD release of MTV Unplugged on Discogs. 12 on its list of "The 100 Best Metal Songs of the 90s" in 2018, and at No. The "Rooster" character (played by James Elliott), was based on Alice in Chains' guitarist/vocalist, Jerry Cantrell's father (Jerry Cantrell Sr.), whose lifelong nickname was "Rooster." Transpose −1 +1. The acoustic version of "Over Now" (originally released on Alice in Chains' 1995 self-titled album) was released as a single. The electricity-free performances. 7. It was recorded on April 10, 1996 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Majestic Theatre for the television series MTV Unplugged. [6], Ned Raggett of Allmusic said that the song "[keeps] both the volume and the tenderness in play while tackling a slightly unexpected subject" and that it "alternates between almost dreamy verses, and surging, blasting choruses. by Thompson Square with Travis Thrasher. Released 30 July 1996 on Columbia (catalog no. It was beautiful. [12] The songs "Angry Chair", "Frogs", and "The Killer Is Me" were cut from the original MTV broadcast but are included on both the CD and home video releases. The song was also included on the compilation albums Greatest Hits (2001), and The Essential Alice in Chains (2006). As there are no bald eagles in Vietnam, the closest thing to which the Vietnamese could draw a comparison was the chicken, thus leading to the pejorative "chicken men. I certainly had resentments, as any young person does in a situation where a parent isn’t around or a family is split. The concentrated catharsis in Alice in Chains' music is still best heard with the amps cranked up to 11." [citation needed] It is also often mistakenly attributed to the 101st Airborne Division - in which Cantrell's father served[citation needed] - who wore shoulder sleeve insignia on their arms featuring a bald eagle. It was Layne Staley's idea to have big candles decorating the stage to keep it dark and moody, as the band never liked bright lights on stage, so Staley himself bought the candles at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Track 1 - Published By Jack Lord Music / Buttnugget Publishing / Michael Inez Music / Lungclam Music (ASCAP) Unplugged is a live album and DVD by Alice in Chains. [8], A live album of the performance was released in July 1996, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and was accompanied by a home video release. He said it was a weird experience, a sad experience and he hoped that nobody else had to go through it.[8]. Watch our community members perform this song. He was totally cool, totally calm, accepted it all and had a good time doing it. Between the end of 1993 and a performance for MTV Unplugged in the spring of 1996, Alice in Chains performed no concerts -- they didn't even support the release of their eponymous third album with a minor tour. Cantrell said of the song in a 2006 interview with Team Rock: That experience in Vietnam changed him [his father] forever, and it certainly had an effect on our family, so I guess it was a defining moment in my life, too. [citation needed]. It even brought him to the point of tears. Jerry Cantrell reacts by throwing a bottle at Claypool and chasing him off the stage. This song means a lot to me. [30], MMA fighter Tim Kennedy, himself an Army veteran, uses the song as his entrance theme at UFC events. [7] Alone, late at night, Cantrell kept thinking about his father and the psychological scars from his time in the Vietnam War that contributed to the breakdown of his family. * 6-part folding insert with 2 sides (12 pages total). [3], Cantrell said that one of his favorite things from the concert was when Staley said at the end of the show, "I wish I could hug you all, but I'm not gonna". When I first played it to my father, I asked him if I’d got close to where he might have been emotionally or mentally in that situation. The show was directed by Joe Perota and first aired on MTV on May 28, 1996. A lot.[13]. Jon Gries's character is shown being shot in the chest during intense combat with North Vietnamese infantry troops and dying in the arms of Elliott's "Rooster" character in the final emotionally charged combat scenes of the video. [4], The performance was one of Alice in Chains' final appearances with vocalist Layne Staley and featured some of the band's highest charting singles, including "Rooster", "Down in a Hole", "Heaven Beside You", and "Would? Actor James Elliott (Southland, Entourage, Mafia II, etc.) Alice in Chains performed an acoustic version of "Rooster" for its appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1996 and the song was included on the Unplugged live album and home video release. which was greeted by laughter from the audience. [citation needed] At the time the video was also the longest music video ever aired in full on MTV (running approximately 7 minutes long). Before "Angry Chair," Jerry Cantrell paid further tribute by playing the intro to "Battery" going into the Hee Haw song, "Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me". Vinyl release of MTV Unplugged on Discogs. Alice in Chain’s “MTV Unplugged” was performed on 1996 at Brooklyn’s Academy of Music Majestic Theatre as part of MTV’s unplugged series. Autoscroll. Live performances of the song can also be found on the "Heaven Beside You" single, the compilation album Nothing Safe: Best of the Box, and the live album Live. But that’s the great thing about music – sometimes it can reach deeper than you ever would in a conversation with anybody. "Rooster" is a song by the American rock band Alice in Chains, featured on their second studio album, Dirt (1992), and released as the fourth single from the album on February 22, 1993. Layne Thomas Staley (born Layne Rutherford Staley; August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) was an American musician best known as the original lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which rose to international fame in the early 1990s as part of Seattle's grunge movement. ", Cantrell said: Yeah. Directed by Joe Perota. There's a variety of reasons for their inactivity -- primarily it's due to the health of certain members -- but the lack of concerts made the Unplugged performance seem … He's heard this song. And I remember when we played it he was back by the soundboard and I could see him. But on Rooster, I was trying to think about his side of it – what he might have gone through. Metal Hammer ranked "Rooster" at No. [F Eb Ab Fm Bb Db B Abm] Chords for Alice In Chains - Rooster (From MTV Unplugged) [Official Video] with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. It’s more of a forum to dig deeper. It is the fifth song on the original pressing of the album and sixth on others. [26], The song is featured in several films and TV shows, such as Supernatural (2005) (episode 19 of season 2),[27] Terminator Salvation (2009),[28] This is 40 (2011),[29] and Daria (1997) (episode 2 of season 2). The song was released as the fourth single from the album in 1993. To be honest, I didn’t really sit down intending to do any of that; it just kinda came out. The album debuted at No. On the CD version of the MTV Unplugged concert, as Staley says "Okay, that's it," at the end of the song, booing can be heard (presumably due to the performance concluding). 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