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I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE F*CK ALICE IN CHAINS’ “SUNSHINE” IS ABOUT, BUT I’M GUESSING IT’S HEROIN

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I haven’t listened to Facelift in the longest time, but last week I gave it a spin and suddenly remembered how much more I like side-B (remember those?) than side-A. Not that side-A doesn’t rock, ’cause clearly it does, but goddamn, there are some under-appreciated gems on the flipside.

One of those is “Sunshine,” a song I always thought was fucking epic, even if I have no idea what the fuck Layne Staley thinks he’s singing about. “Then some dude came down to touch the mother/Mother touched, and dude ain’t here no more.” Uhhh… okay, Layne.

Here’s the band performing the song at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Michigan in ’91.

-AR

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