Boggy Depot

Boggy Depot

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by Jerry Cantrell
     
 

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Boggy Depot finds Jerry Cantrell in an interesting position. Unlike most famous musicians launching a solo career, Cantrell is a reluctant solo artist. If he had a choice, it's clear he would have recorded most of the material on Boggy Depot with Alice in Chains and tour it with the band, but Layne Staley's inertia, poor…  See more details below

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Boggy Depot finds Jerry Cantrell in an interesting position. Unlike most famous musicians launching a solo career, Cantrell is a reluctant solo artist. If he had a choice, it's clear he would have recorded most of the material on Boggy Depot with Alice in Chains and tour it with the band, but Layne Staley's inertia, poor health, and personal problems meant that the band couldn't function as a normal working group. Instead of holing up, Cantrell made a solo album that's an Alice album by any other name. Everything that an Alice fan has loved, particularly the morose atmosphere and the dark, grinding guitars, is here in spades. There are certain individual touches to be sure -- since Cantrell hasn't been a studio in a while, he feels compelled to drag all the songs out a little bit too long with guitar solos -- but it's not far removed from what he's done in the past. Boggy Depot doesn't have the psychological weight of Dirt, Alice's best album, but it comes close to replicating the sound. And for some fans, that might be enough, especially since they'll actually get to see Cantrell in concert and get new records on a fairly regular basis.

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Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972394824
catalogNumber:
723948
Rank:
24948

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Boggy Depot 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the first solo project of alice in chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell this is a great cd if you like alice in chains you gotta check out this cd
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's easy to be critical,yes it's not heavy like Dirt or Facelift,but I will say this has some good songs,though more laid back and sweet,which is cool to.Without Dave Jerden producing,it's not heavy,more rock and roll.But that's what he wanted anyway i tink