Mad Season “Above” Album Cover Based On Photo Of Layne Staley And Girlfriend Demri Parrott

Mad Season was a a short-lived Seattle super group featuring Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready with bassist John Baker Saunders and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin filling out the groups line-up.  The band only recorded one album “Above” which was released on March 14, 1995.  The album cover featured an illustration by Staley based on a photograph of him and his girlfriend Demri Parrott (who is not the girl on the cover of the Alice in Chain album “Dirt”).

Mad Season Above Album Cover Layne Staley Drawing Demri Parrott

Here’s the actual photo of Layne and Demri he used for his album cover drawing…

Mad Season Above Album Cover Demri Parrott Layne Staley Photo

Sadly, Demri Parrott died on October 29, 1996 from inflammation of the heart caused by heroin use.   Layne Staley died in his apartment on April 5, 2002 after injecting a mixture of heroin and cocaine.  Click the link below for that story…

Layne Staley of Alice In Chains Died Here…


  1. Brandt Hardin says:

    Layne changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.

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