Bleed the Freak

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"Bleed the Freak"
Bleed the Freak by Alice in Chains promo vinyl.jpg
US promotional vinyl single
Promotional material by Alice in Chains from the album Facelift
Released 1991
Recorded December 1988 – April 1990 at London Bridge Studio, Seattle & Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood
Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal, grunge
Length 4:01
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jerry Cantrell
Producer(s) Dave Jerden
Facelift track listing
"Sea of Sorrow"
"Bleed the Freak"
"I Can't Remember"
Music video
"Bleed the Freak" on YouTube

"Bleed the Freak" is a song by American rock band Alice in Chains and the third single from their first album Facelift (1990). The single was released in vinyl format only. A demo version of the song was included on the box set Music Bank (1999).


In the liner notes of 1999's Music Bank box set collection, guitarist Jerry Cantrell said of the song:

The song is us against the world, those people who put you down: "I put up with many years of you putting us down and watching us bleed, now I'd like to see you bleed some back."[1]

Music video[edit]

Leading up to the release of Live in 2000, footage from a 1990 performance of the song at the Moore Theatre in Seattle was used as a promotional music video. This same performance is taken from the home video release Live Facelift.

Live performances[edit]

The song is a fan favourite and was frequently played as an opener for shows in 2006. A live performance of "Bleed the Freak" can be found on the live album Live. The same performance of the song is also included on the home video release Live Facelift.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Bleed the Freak" 4:12
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Put You Down" 3:22



  1. ^ Liner notes, Music Bank box set. 1999.

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