The Skinny: Alice In Chains have announced that their brand new single, for the UK-only, will be the controversial title track from their hugely acclaimed new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Taking aim at fundamental belief systems and the inflexibility of conservative doctrines, the song challenges reactionists straight between the eyes with the chorus intoning, “The devil put dinosaurs here / Jesus don’t like a queer / No problem with faith / Just fear”.
Featuring one of Alice In Chains’ most haunting melodies and eerie, otherworldly soundscapes, this six-minute-plus song is unlikely to be heard on mainstream airwaves but is a truly powerful meditation on the nature of unthinking, right-wing intolerance. Hear it here below.
As singer William DuVall explained in a recent interview: “This isn’t an attack on religion… we’re really speaking to a much larger issue of a certain brand of narrow-mindedness that has always been there and has always been represented by a relatively small minority but right now that minority is able to command a great deal of attention and a great deal of resources to summon a pretty strong push back that is more aggressive than we’ve ever seen it.”