The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Trace The Bloodline: Jerry Cantrell Of Alice In Chains' Favourite Albums
Jean Marcel Maillard , June 28th, 2013 11:40

The grunge luminaries' main man picks out the records that put him where he is today


Aerosmith - Rocks
Finally another American band. Aerosmith. They are a classic rock & roll band. What am I gonna say? It's just such a sexy, gritty record. I think I've said this about a lot of these records [laughs]. But it's got vibe, you know... Aerosmith have a kind of danger element to them. You know the history of the band, it's well-documented. You could hear it almost coming apart at the seams almost all the time, and the fact that it didn't... They were just riding that line. The rhythm section was amazing. The way Brad Whitford and Joe Perry played together... I mean, give it a listen, it's a classic rock album.