10. Right Turn - Alice In Chains
In the grand scheme of grunge bands, there was no one darker than Alice in Chains.
Though bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden had their moments of dark material in their catalog, these guys were the closest thing to a metal band that the Seattle scene ever spit out, with songs that would make Black Sabbath proud. Even though they could write some of the heaviest riffs imaginable, they still had their mellow side as well.
Long before the band became famous for acoustic material on Jar of Flies, the SAP EP was one of the band's first forays into acoustic music.
The whole album had a slapdash delivery, but the real magic came when you got to "Right Turn." Though we had gotten used to hearing both Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley harmonize with each other across the band's material, there are quite a few more vocalists at play here.
Towards the outro of the song, the band invited all of their friends to sing, with Chris Cornell, Mark Arm from Mudhoney and the Wilson sisters from Heart all chipping in on the final verses.
The supergroup assembled ended up being so distinct that the band credited the song to "Alice MudGarden." "Right Turn" would have made a fine acoustic song on its own, but this little tidbit makes you feel like a fly on the wall in the studio as the band were cutting these tracks.