Well, to wrap up Alice in Chains, here are my favorite tunes:
Facelift - "We Die Young", "Man in the Box", "Sea of Sorrow", "Bleed the Freak", and "It Ain't Like That". "It Ain't Like That" was one of the songs they performed in the movie Singles.
Sap - "Brother", "Got Me Wrong", "Right Turn", and "Am I Inside", which is the entire EP except for an odd track at the end.
Dirt - "Down in a Hole" is my favorite. "Rain When I Die" and "Rooster" are also very good.
Next up is Tori Amos. I think I first heard her in August of 1992. I was visiting my sister, who lived in Omaha at the time. I was in a record store and I realized that this song that I was hearing was Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" being performed by a woman and her piano. There was also a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Angie" and Led Zeppelin's "Thank You". I didn't know who it was until much later. Later that year or early in 1993, a college roommate bought the "Winter" EP, so that was when I first heard her name. I don't know when I realized she was the one that did the Nirvana cover.
Early 1994 saw the release of Under the Pink. I recall the video for "God", and I think I saw "Crucify" on an episode of Beavis & Butt-Head. Shortly thereafter, I purchased Under the Pink. I didn't remember which song I had seen on Beavis & Butt-Head, so it was much later that I realized that it was "Crucify" and that it was from her previous album, Little Earthquakes.
I eventually would get all of her albums up through Scarlet's Walk, but did not get her last one, The Beekeeper (or as I like to say, The Beak Eeper). However, I usually was a bit behind on getting the CDs. I think I got Boys For Pele when it was fairly new. I remember hearing the song "Caught A Light Sneeze" on the radio, and I saw her perform it on SNL. From The Choirgirl Hotel was one I got by forgetting to respond to my Columbia House mailing. I didn't mind though, since it was Tori Amos. I didn't get into that album as much at the time, but it does have some good tunes on it.
She has a new album due out May 1. The song "Big Wheel" is available on iTunes now. I heard the whole song on her website, and it sounds pretty good. I'll have to give the rest of the album a sample when it is released. Maybe I'll get this one.