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Well Worth The Trip

Posted on February 12, 2008

Jerry Cantrell’s Degradation Trip Vols 1 & 2 hit the streets – all of the 25 songs which Jerry brought to Roadrunner a bit over a year ago, arranged in the sequence he originally ‘envisaged.’ Kerrang! magazine, giving this release a KKKK review, has a bit to say on this ‘trip.’ An excerpt from their latest issue reads as follows: “You will wonder how the crushing ‘Owned’ and ‘Profalse Idol’ could possibly have failed to make the first cut, and you’ll be entranced by the snake-like melody that winds itself around ‘Siddartha’. Then there’s the instrumental ‘Hurts, Don’t It?’, the first 30 seconds of which is pure Hendrix. Thematically, Cantrell’s concrete-heavy tales about weakness and redemption, and misjudged, shattered lives, brings the death of AIC (Alice In Chains) singer Layne Staley into heartfelt focus. This bloody and gaping maw of an album is a masterpiece of creative vision. You no longer have any excuse – this is one trip worth taking.”


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