"Cut You In" served as the album's first single and video which charted well and remained one of the album's best known songs. The song is unusual for Cantrell's style considering its use of horns. It was the #1 most added track at Rock and Alternative radio with more than 1,000 spins and an audience of more than nine million in its first five days. The second single, "My Song" was on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for over a dozen weeks. Its controversial music video was directed by Rocky Schenck and features performance artist Ann Magnuson.
Boggy Depot also incorporates piano, organ, and country elements, namely in the tracks "Hurt a Long Time" and "Between." However, the ominous guitar styles previously heard in Alice In Chains are undeniable in tracks like "Jesus Hands" and "Keep the Light On." The tracks "Settling Down" and "Hurt a Long Time" were also introduced during the recording sessions for Alice in Chains' self-titled album in 1995, but the group chose not to record them. As such, they were the oldest and long-awaited songs to be on Boggy Depot.
Cantrell began touring for the album with Days of the New and headlining act Metallica on their Poor Re-Touring Me Tour. This was followed his first solo tour starting October 1 that same year. Band mates included Chris DeGarmo, formerly of Queensrÿche, Nick Rhinehart of Old Lady Litterbug, and Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains. Despite Cantrell's uneasiness towards performing as frontman, concerts were quickly met with praise by critics from the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and other major publications.
|1998||Billboard Top 200||28|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1998||"Cut You In"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||5|
|1998||"Cut You In"||Modern Rock Tracks||15|
|1998||"Dickeye"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||36|
|1998||"My Song"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||6|