VELVET REVOLVER "Contraband"
6 Axl Roses out of 10.
The cover comes in 4 different colors in hopes the diehards (morons) will buy all 4, even though they all have the same songs. It's a chick silhouetted with a gun, kinda like a James Bond thing. By the way, the term velvet revoler is another word for cock. Now you know.
Snakepits out of 10.
7 Stone Temple Pilots out of 10.
"Somebody raped my tapeworm
Uh, drugs are bad, mmmkay? Whatever, I guess it's interesting
enough. You definitely have no idea what the next line is going to be,
though you can almost bet on the fact that whe word "fuck"
is used somewhere in almost every song. And as if it's not hard enough
to figure out what he's singing about, in a few songs he does the "sing
through the bullhorn" thing he did in STP. Great, thanks. The music
itself is decent enough. "Fall To Pieces" has a classic Slash
sound and if you've heard the first single "Slither" then
you'll have an idea of what the rest of the songs sound like. Some sound
like STP, and some sound like Scott Weiland doing GNR songs while singing
about drugs and saying "fuck" a lot. They're all in the same
Comments: Does it live up to the hype? No. Is it a decent rock record. Sure. It's not reinventing the wheel or anything ground breaking but it's good enough to check out. It sold 250,000 units in it's first week and debuted at #1, which means it's already a success regardless of what I say.