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Kurt or Layne...your choice June 01, 2005 1:55 PM

I'm starting this thread to see who is the darkest, most raw and most gifted singer/songwriter, who sadly left us due to drug overdose and suicide.

Kurt Cobain or Layne Staley.

YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

Personally, there is no specific fave, but it will have to be Layne, because every Alice song, he tells a story of his own personal hell as a drug addict.

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 June 01, 2005 2:07 PM

OOOO!! Bart, hard question!!! I love both! But I would have to agree with you that if I HAD to pick it would have to be Layne, first because he did put so much of himself in ALL of his music. and Second, and i know some might not agree,...but the simple fact of the WAY that they died. Layne may have "Killed" himself by the self abuse, but Kurt knowingly ended his life.There is a diffrence i think....  [ send green star]
 
 June 01, 2005 2:12 PM

Layne no doubt about it, I never was much of a Nirvana fan, but Layne, he rocks. And people say that heroin aint any good, just look at Layne, he did some good stuff while on heroin  [ send green star]
 
 June 01, 2005 2:21 PM

I love Layne but would never condon herione...sorry Layne!  [ send green star]
 
 June 02, 2005 4:36 PM

I think this is a double-edged sword. I don't condone the use of coke, herione or crack, in the name of good art. But hell, if it worked for Layne, so be it. He did try to quit a number of times, but his addiction was too powerful.  [ send green star]
 
 June 10, 2005 2:04 AM

man i love layne staley!
i never saw nirvana... which is trippy considering how many times i saw alice in chains.... but anyways....  staley is i think the most identifiable (& copied) voice of grunge... as a songwriter, hmm.... i'm not sure... jerry wrote a lot of stuff too, even songs about layne's heroin abuse... not to say layne's songs or songs he cowrote are bad, i love them... but so fuckin dark man.... wow.... since i didn't listen to much nivana after bleach then i wouldn't really be able to compare but layne just rules anyway...... his voice & stage presence put his raw talent off the charts without writing everything, & in my opinion he was the nicest guy in the band...

but!
really a big but here!
i cannot say it enuf times....
andrew wood of malfunkshun & motherlovebone was another extremely talented "grunge" & true seattle frontman lost to overdose.... ( i say true cuz cobain was from olympia )
this guy was the glam casanova of the grunge scene & is nothin like either layne or cobain.....  nobody really compares to landrew the lovechild... he doesn't fit on the charts... i think he might have been an alien....
http://www.angelfire.com/wa/olympus/
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 June 10, 2005 5:17 AM

I LOVE Mother Love Bone!! Andrew Wood had an distinct and awsome voice and style. Very cool!!!  [ send green star]
 
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