Alice in Chains occasionally informally referred to as The Dog Album The Dog Record  and Tripod    is the self-titled third studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on November 7, through Columbia Recordsand was the follow-up to the highly successful Dirt This is the band's first full-length studio album to 1995 - oFF* - Disenchanted Fairytale (Cassette) bassist Mike Inez ; their last album to feature original lead vocalist Layne Staleywho died in ; and their last album to be released on Columbia Records.
The album debuted at No. The album received double platinum certification from the RIAA and has sold over three million 1995 - oFF* - Disenchanted Fairytale (Cassette) worldwide. As with their previous releases, the album's songs focus on heavy subject matter such as depressionisolationdrug userelationships, anger and death. The band relies less on metallic riffs and more on melody and texturally varied arrangements, integrating some of the more delicate acoustic moods of their EPs.
After the release of Jar of Fliesvocalist Layne Staley entered rehab for heroin addiction. In the spring ofStaley was invited back to join the band. Cantrell said, "It was often depressing, and getting it done felt like pulling hair out, but it was the fucking coolest thing, and I'm glad to have gone through it. I will cherish the memory forever," while Staley added, "I'll cherish it forever, too, just because this one I can remember doing. During the recording of the album, Staley was severely addicted to heroin and was often late or absent for recording and rehearsal sessions.
It was a really painful session because it took so long. It was horrifying to see [Layne] in that condition. Yet, when he was cognizant, he was the sweetest, bright-eyed guy you'd ever want to meet. To be in a meeting with him and have him fall asleep in front of you was gut-wrenching.
While in the studio, a rough mix of the song "Grind" was leaked to radio and received major airplay. Cantrell, in an interview with Rolling Stone around the release of the album, said, "Our music's kind of about taking something ugly and making it beautiful. Staley said, "I just wrote down whatever was on my mind If you asked me to sing the lyrics to probably any one of them 1995 - oFF* - Disenchanted Fairytale (Cassette) now, I couldn't do it.
I'm not sure what they are because they're still that fresh. I thought it was cool that I could write such dark, depressing music. But then instead of being therapeutic, it was starting to drag on and keep hurting. This time I just felt, 'Fuck it. I can write good music, and if I feel easy and I feel like laughing, I can laugh. It was just what was going on in my head right then. We had good times, and we had bad times. We recorded a few months of being human.
Ienner and Anthony told them they had nine days to finish the record, because they had already taken a lot of studio time. Cantrell also wrote the lyrics for the songs for which he sang lead vocals. Regarding "Grind", Cantrell said it was written at "pretty much at the height of publicity about canceled tours, heroin, amputations, everything, thus it was another 'FUCK YOU for saying something about my life' song.
All the things I write about her are a way for me to maybe speak to her, express things I could never express. Plus you can get away with a hugely long tune near the end of a record. There's a sadness to that record—it's the sound of a band falling apart.
It was our last studio record [to that point], 1995 - oFF* - Disenchanted Fairytale (Cassette). It's a beautiful record, but it's sad, too.
It's a little more exploratory, a little bit more meandering. It's not as crafted as the rest of our records were. The album is also known informally as "Tripod" or "Three-Legged Dog Album" due to a three-legged dog on the front cover  and Frank Lentini on the back. Rocky Schenck photographed a three-legged dog for the album cover at a playground near downtown Los Angeles on August 23, Cantrell has said in interviews that he did not know the owner of the dog.
The compact disc was initially available in three versions: one with a transparent purple jewel case with a translucent yellow-green spine, one with the color scheme reversed and a predominantly monochrome version.
The purple jewel case is currently out of print and the yellow-green edition is now a rarity. On the predominantly monochrome cover, the dog has yellow eyes. The cassette edition features a transparent purple cassette or transparent yellow-green case. It was also released on double vinyl with a purple label on the A-side and a yellow-green label on the B-side of both discs. Disc 1 featured tracksdisc 2 featured tracks and both discs had 3 tracks per side.
In Japan, the CD cover is replaced with a blank, white cover with the dark blue text "Alice In Chains" appearing inside of a dark blue border in the bottom-right corner.
The image of Frank Lentini was also removed, showing a mostly white back cover. The CD was orange. Eleven extraordinary talented young women play some of the most famous characters that the Walt Disney Company has been purveying for the past 75 years. Why must they rely on happy endings courtesy of handsome princes on horseback? They insist that they — and the other animated characters they know — should make their own destiny.
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