Nutshell by Alice in Chains (cover)
Cover of the song Nutshell by Alice in Chains. Live session recorded on Nov 13th, 2022
This is the 30th anniversary of Alice in Chains' album Dirt. I heard the album for the first time probably a decade after it released. My discovery of Rock music and Seattle's flavor of it was sometime after the turn of the century. Layne passed in a couple of years. With Rock there's always a high casualty rate.
Jerry Cantrell's guitar riffs sounded big. With its own identity, and, complete. With a motif, a body, and an end. Layne's vocals & lyrics took it to a whole another level. The lyrics themselves; knowing what transpired in his life, is a window into his life and struggles with war, addiction, and loneliness.
Here's a cover of this song I recorded in a single take with my Portable recorder. I'm using a Baby Talyor acoustic + delay + looper pedals going into my Bass amp. It's a meloncholic song, with a rather somber message.
We face the wrath of time
And yet I fight, and yet I fight
This battle all alone
No one to cry to
No place to call home
My gift of self is r**
My privacy is raked
And yet I find, and yet I find
Repeating in my head
If I can't be my own
I'd feel/be better dead