Sap by Alice in Chains
Name Sap
Album Type EP
Genres Grunge[1][2][3][4], Acoustic Rock[5], Alternative Rock[6][7], Hard Rock[8][9], Alternative Metal [10], Heavy Metal[11]
Release Date

February 4, 1992

Recorded Date and Place November 1991 London Bridge Studio, Seattle, Washington
Label Columbia
Label ID 44K 74182
Producer Alice in Chains and Rick Parashar
Length 20:49
Preceded By Facelift
Followed By Dirt

Sap is the second studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on February 4, 1992 through Columbia Records.

Music and Lyrics Edit

The EP features guest vocals by Ann Wilson from the band Heart, who joined vocalist Layne Staley and guitarist Jerry Cantrell for the choruses of "Brother" and "Am I Inside." The EP also features Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, who appeared together on the song "Right Turn," credited to "Alice Mudgarden" in the liner notes. The song was featured in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down.

Regarding the lyrical content, Cantrell said he wrote "Brother" about his relationship with his younger brother. The song specifically refers to the period after Cantrell's parents divorced, when his younger brother went off to live with his father while he stayed with his mother, and Cantrell said that the song "was a way of trying to build a bridge." Commenting on "Got Me Wrong," Cantrell said he wrote the song about a relationship where one person thinks he or she can change the other person, and added that the song speaks of "the different ways that men and women see each other."

A version of the song "Rooster" was recorded during the sessions for Sap and was to be included on the EP, but the band then decided to use the song on their second full-length album instead. This version is featured on the band's 1999 box set Music Bank.

Tracklist Edit

No. Name Lyrics Music Length
1. "Brother" Jerry Cantrell Cantrell 4:27
2. "Got Me Wrong" Cantrell Cantrell 4:12
3. "Right Turn" Cantrell Cantrell 3:17
4. "Am I Inside" Layne Staley Cantrell 5:09
5. "Love Song" Sean Kinney Kinney 3:44

Personnel Edit

Alice in Chains Edit

  • Layne Staley – vocals, drums on "Love Song"
  • Jerry Cantrell – guitar, vocals, bass on "Love Song"
  • Mike Starr – bass, guitar on "Love Song"
  • Sean Kinney – drums, percussion, megaphone and piano on "Love Song"

Alice Mudgarden (performs "Right Turn") Edit

  • Alice in Chains
  • Mark Arm – vocals
  • Chris Cornell – vocals

Additional Musicians Edit

  • Ann Wilson – vocals on "Brother" and "Am I Inside"
  • Chris Cornell - vocals on "Right Turn"
  • Mark Arm - vocals on "Right Turn"

Production and Management Edit

  • Produced by Alice in Chains and Rick Parashar.
  • Mastered by Eddy Schreyer
  • Art direction by David Coleman
  • Photography by Rocky Schenck

Sources Edit

  • Wikipedia: [1]

References Edit

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