TBT Vinyl: Alice in Chains, Jar of Flies


Alice in Chains
Jar Of Flies / SAP EP
Columbia Records


Alice in Chains’ 1994  Jar of Flies was released as a rare vinyl EP packaged with their earlier EP from 1992, SAP.



Even more rare is this colored orange and blue version.



Since the SAP record had only 5 tracks, it was a one-sided record with a cool vinyl etching on the back!




Best Christmas Songs of the Modern Rock Era

For the holidays, here’s a change from discussing Social Media Marketing and PR this week. Let’s talk tunes!

Here’s my list of the best Christmas songs of the Modern Rock Era, which I’m defining as roughly the mid- 1970s through the early 2000s. You will find no Perry Como, Andy Williams, or Bing Crosby here (wait, we do have some Crosby….see #2…) I would love to hear your thoughts on these and others!

10. Squeeze – “Christmas Day” (1979)
9. Captain Sensible – “One Christmas Catalogue” (1984)
8. Slade – “Merry Xmas Everybody” (1973)
7. Weird Al – “Christmas At Ground Zero” (1986)

6. Ramones – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” (2001)
5. Pretenders – “2000 Miles” (1983)
4. The Kinks – “Father Christmas” (1977)
3. Band Aid – “Do The Know It’s Christmas” (1984)
2. David Bowie and Bing Crosby – “Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth” (Recorded / Originally Broadcast 1977; Released 1982)
1. The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale of New York” (1987)

The Pogues