Sunday, January 15, 2023

Velvet Revolver: Libertad (Day 15 of Album: 365 Mkll)


(Connection to previous album: Slash was the guitar player in Slash's Snake Pit and was the guitar player in Velvet Revolver)

This is the 2nd album from the band.  This is probably the 2nd time I listened to the record.  It's not bad.  Really good sonics.  What struck me and what I messaged my music friends is that Scott Weiland was a great singer, a great frontman and I am sad as hell that he's gone. His ear for melody was uncanny for the time.  He's my number 2 singer to come out of that 90s 'grunge' era (I hate that term).  First was Chris Cornell.  Hands down.  Then Scott, then Layne, then maybe Vedder.  That's an argument for another day but Scott was a fucking musician with his voice.  

Rant over.  Um...the album was great. Again, it wasn't all Slash. ELO and Talking Heads covers were cool.  Gritty bass, drums were bright, guitars were cool to listen to in headphones.  It wasn't a groundbreaking album but it was a solid 60 mins of rock.  Bravo. 

Songs: 2.75 Ds

Performance: 3.0 Ds

Influence: 2.0 Ds

Overall: 2.25 D's

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