I'm going to ask a question that in no way is meant to be sarcastic or inflammatory, etc., but may be a bit sensitive. But I think it's something we've all wondered here at some point or another:
- What do you think of the two Velvet Revolver albums?
I know this is a touchy issue and I just want to make it clear I'm asking from the perspective of a regular music listener. I'm not asking you as someone who has history with the guys or whose comments could be taken out of context to make it seem like you're saying something you're not. And if you don't want to answer, that's cool. It's just something I've always wondered. Personally, I liked Contraband and thought Libertad was... okay. A bit too inconsistent for my liking, but it had some decent songs. I think Chinese Democracy is better, but I try not to compare, because outside of the "history" of the groups/bandmembers it doesn't seem like there's any reason to, since the music's so different. I'm sure you feel the same way, but that's why I'm asking this in the same way I'd ask you what you think of any other albums. I'm not asking for a comparison or anything else, just if you liked them for what they were or weren't a big fan.
Or, if you don't want to touch on that issue - heard any good albums by other bands recently? Anything in particular that stands out?
Great question. I thought Libertad was a classic w/ the exception of the Vox.......it was missing Axl. Weiland has attitude, but he seems like a little bitch(albeit a very talented one), he lacks the authoritative punch. Who are kids scared of, mom or dad? Dad....why? He's assumes his authority w/ no higher decision maker.......Weiland didn't have the authority, people like the riffs, but didn't listen to the music.....because no one was there to tell them to. Entertainers are sales people, and the good one's make people want to listen. Axl's a great salesman, he sells his ideas.