OK, now I KNOW the world isn't going to end any time soon...I just got done listening to the Velver Revolver "Contraband" CD for about the 5th time now....Its damn good, damn good. With Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass, MMMAAATTTT Sorum on drums, Dave Kushner on guitar ( of Wasted Youth) and one of the most drugged, and awesome, lead singers ever, Mr. Scott Weiland. This is a great album...I REPEAT,,,,THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM..Many of the songs sound like one STP material,,kinda CORE era-ish...And Many of the songs sound like old GNR material..Circa "Appetite Era."
One of the best songs it is a slow ballad called "You Got No Right". Weiland is just a good singer that can do about every type of song..If you can remember his "12 Bar Blues" from 1998, you will know what I'm talking about...Slash has still got it, Mr. Sorum on the drum side, sounds as good as he did with GNR, if not better. Slither is one of my favorite songs also, not only due to the fact that it has a really good video, but the beat and bass line just kicks ass, then it kicks into some uptempo guitar, kinda STP'ish. Slither was there first single released off of the Contraband CD. They had released on the Hulk soundtrack "Set Me Free". It wasn't the best song ever, but it showed us signs of what was to come.
"Loving the Alien" is a great little ditty also..Reminds me of "creep" But that is about it, for this album..After putting up with the latest GNR (The one with Axl) for the last 4 years and not seeing anything,...This album makes it all ok. Even though Axl has his little heroine hands around Mr. Buckethead for now...He soon hopefully will escape, and come out of his bucket, metaphorically. My rating for Velvet Revolver "Contraband"....A well deserving 7/7 stars... GO and BUY IT...If not, then just download it.....:)