Contraband cd cover

Velvet Revolver

Contraband

I didn’t have particularly high hopes for this cd. I have never been a fan of the Stone Temple Pilots or Slash’s Snakepit and I figured this to land somewhere in between. And actually it sort of does I suppose. You can’t ignore Weiland’s voice or Slash’s distinctive style of playing, but they did manage to create something uniquely separate from their previous identities. I imagine if Guns N' Roses hadn’t imploded, this might even be the direction they would eventually have gone. Regardless of the inevitable GNR shadow this band will forever live in, they did manage to carve out their own sound to put together some pretty good songs and while they aren’t GNR, this is as close as you’re going to get to a reunion. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Sucker Train Blues
  2. Do it for the Kids
  3. Big Machine
  4. Illegal i Song
  5. Spectacle
  6. Fall to Pieces
  7. Headspace
  8. Superhuman
  9. Set Me Free
  10. You Got No Right
  11. Slither
  12. Dirty Little Thing
  13. Loving the Alien

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Scott Weiland
GUITAR: Slash
Dave Kushner
BASS: Duff McKagan
DRUMS: Matt Sorum

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: BMG
PRODUCED BY: Josh Abraham
Velvet Revolver
RELEASE YEAR: 2004
“I know it's silly, but girl I really thought we had a chance. I must have been crazy…”