April 5, 2012

10 years ago... a beautiful voice died.

Layne Staley.

18 comments:

Rialby said...

I was just telling my wife they should make a movie about him. His demise is Oscar material.

EMD said...

Man in the (pine) box.

chickenlittle said...

From the wiki bio:
In that same interview he hinted that his parents' break-up and his father's drug use were at least partially responsible for his own drug problems, and also said that he was convinced that if he became a celebrity his dad would return.

That's just so sad.

traditionalguy said...

But was the voice human?

rcommal said...

1989

Wally Kalbacken said...

I didn't even know he was sick!

Luke Lea said...

To each his own.

rcommal said...

But was the voice human?

Well, *at the time*, I sorta thought, in part, that he might be reaching for cashmere but with a gritty twist: y'know, same knit but different cable.

rcommal said...

Alice in Chains 1993

bagoh20 said...

Really great tunes, and so much fun missed.

Addict yourself to moderation.

Peter Hoh said...

I didn't recognize this guy's name, and none of the youtube clips sounds even vaguely familiar.

Maybe my misspent youth wasn't misspent enough.

rcommal said...

One of the various things I always wonder about, have wondered about for a long time--when I think of Staley, and Cobain, among others--is if given long enough there'd've been an analogy to "Kashmir: The Symphonic Led Zeppelin" (a real album, I assure you).

bagoh20 said...
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EDH said...

An open, alone, slow-motion suicide.

Popville said...
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Popville said...

All this man-in-the-box talk makes me yearn for 1978's V2 - Man In The Box (with pics & better sound this time). Manchester glam punk at its finest. Cheers!

Ken said...

Awesome

rcommal said...

What I really wanted to do here was to post a YT link to Liz Story's terrific instrumental interpretation of an oldie, "Mack the Knife." Alas, that's a "can't," so--acknowledging the different direction--here's this instead.