Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Happy in Galoshes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
As the front man for Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland has remained a dominant force in rock music. Now with his 2nd solo release he proves that his music and songwriting is as potent and powerful as ever. Produced by Scott Wei... more »
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As the front man for Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland has remained a dominant force in rock music. Now with his 2nd solo release he proves that his music and songwriting is as potent and powerful as ever. Produced by Scott Weiland and Doug Green (Velvet Revolver, Sheryl Crow, Crystal Method), with select tracks recorded by Steve Albini.
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Seth D. (4wallz) from LIVINGSTON, TN
Reviewed on 8/6/2012...
Scott Weiland is the epitome of a rock star. I mean that in both a good and bad way. For the bad he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. For the good side, he has a great voice, writes great and insightful lyrics, and is phenomenal live.
We all know his work with STP and Velvet Revolver. And his first solo album was very out there and experimental. But how did he do with "Happy In Galoshes"?
Short answer: Awesome!
Longer answer: Awesome! A lot easier to be a fan of than his first record. Let's break it down song by song:
Missing Cleveland 5/5. This song is truly a great song. Cool lyrics and the music rocks. Love the chorus. Also the video is great too. With such a strong start where will the album go from here?
Tangle With Your Mind 5/5. Another song that will make you check your iPod to make sure it is Scott Weiland you are listening to! I mean that in a good way. A very country (not pop country) sounding song. You also hear influences from older rock groups as well. One of my favorite songs on the cd.
Blind Confusion 5/5. Alternative rock never sounded so good. And I love the vocals. Especially in the chorus do they shine. This song should get it's own video!
Paralysis 5/5. Starts off slower, but by the time it hits the chorus you realize you're in for a special treat. Another truly good song.
She Sold Her System 4/5. This song slows the album down. It's soft and has a lot of reflection in it. The record was inspired by his separation from his wife and the death of his brother.
Fame 5/5. Forget Entertainment Weekly bashing this song in their review. They are obviously tone deaf and stupid. Scott does an excellent cover of a classic Bowie song. He listed Bowie as one of his influences so it's cool he gives some props to him. Stupid critics....
Killing Me Sweetly 3/5. This song sounds like it could be an STP song. Pretty good and mellow.
Big Black Monster 4/5. One of the very few songs that could've been on 12 Bar Blues. Dirty production sound. I like it.
Crash 2.5/5 After the original radio friendly songs that were on the first part of the record, Weiland gets a little experimental. It ranges from good to alright depending on the song. This one is in the OK range.
Beautiful Day 5/5 As if he realized he needed to make up for the last lackluster song, bam! Here's a gem of a song. Love the piano and "carnival" sounding vibe. Excellent song!
Pictures and Computers 4/5. Horns and piano. Guitar and bass. This song has it all. The lyrics are very insightful too. This is a good song to put on and reflect on life. In my opinion of course.
Arch Angel 1.5/5 Not a big fan of this song. The lyrics are alright. The melody is OK. But I'm not a fan of that annoying beeping noise that goes through the song. Easily my least favorite song on the cd.
Be Not Afraid 4/5. An old hymn does as a bluesy song. I like it. Very intriguing add to the album.
Score: 53/65. Definitely worth spending your hard earned cash for. Not just a good Scott Weiland record, this is a good record hands down. I recommend picking it up asap.
Weiland doesnt disappoint
Z. Armstrong | NY | 11/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of Weiland's first solo album, 12 Bar Blues, you will probably enjoy this album.
If you're a fan of STP, you may or may not -- it's more experimental and less mainstream than STP, but not as far out there as 12 Bar Blues was."
S. White | NY USA | 11/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Scott gets back to some singing on this second solo release. The 2nd velveeta revolver was a step up from the first but it kinda stifled someone with a voice of his caliber. Maybe you can have Slash solo on stuff but you can't go in all directions if you write with him. This cd like his first solo finds all sorts of moods and tempos but is more cohesive than the first solo cd. He even covers Bowies "Fame" and its good but I could swear that justin timberlake was behind the board somewhere on the percussion track! Most impressive is the last uncredited track in the vain of a gospel/inspirational feel - it must be a standard from years past and if it isn't more credit to him. Other standouts are Blind Confusion & Big Black Monster. Hell, really its all good."