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Jar of Flies

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Jar of Flies is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on January 25, 1994. It was recorded at London Bridge Studio in Seattle from September 7 to September 14, 1993. Jar of Flies was the first and only EP to reach #1 in the US album Billboard chart.

The name comes from a high school science experiment of Jerry Cantrell (Singer/Lyricist/Guitarist). He took two jars, filled one with flies and food; the other with two flies and no food. The flies without food ended up eating each other.

Jar of Flies
Album cover
EP by Alice in Chains
Released January 25, 1994
Recorded London Bridge Studio in Seattle; September 7 - 14, 1993
Genre Grunge
Length 30 min 37 sec
Record label Columbia
Producer Alice in Chains
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 4 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB020404011646362292&sql=A1tnsa9rgy23u)
Alice in Chains Chronology
Dirt
(1992)
Jar of Flies
(1994)
Alice in Chains
(1995)

Track listing

  1. "Rotten Apple" - 6:56
  2. "Nutshell" - 4:16
  3. "I Stay Away" - 4:13
  4. "No Excuses" - 4:15
  5. "Whale and Wasp" - 2:35
  6. "Don't Follow" - 4:21
  7. "Swing on This" - 4:01

Personnel

  • Alice in Chains - Producer
  • Jerry Cantrell - Guitar, Vocals
  • Sean Kinney - Percussion, Drums
  • Layne Staley - Vocals
  • Toby Wright - Engineer
  • Darrell Peters - Vocals
  • David Atkinson - Harmonica
  • Mike Inez - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
  • April Acevez - Viola

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 No. 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Don't Follow" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25
1994 "I Stay Away" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
1994 "No Excuses" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1994 "No Excuses" Modern Rock Tracks 3
1994 "No Excuses" Top 40 Mainstream 32
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