I couldn't contain my excitement when STP yesterday announced that they'll release a new album in the beginning of next year. I didn't expect them to treat us with a new album so soon after the last release but it's great that they're staying productive. The new single Fare Thee Well is really good! But this is their best album right? 💜
Stone Temple Pilots | Purple
Velvet Revolver - Contraband (2004)
Today it marks already four years since Scott Weiland left us 😭. One of my all time fave frontmen - was truly heartbroken when I read that he passed. Still so sad that in the end, he couldn’t escape his demons. Stories like his are just one of oh too many - that’s why we should always check up on others. If you got the feeling someone’s suffering, try to talk to them, lend them your hand, show you‘re there - even if they‘ll tell you they’re „fine“. Promise me this, okay?
But now, let’s talk about the record. Surely amongst the top three most important albums of my youth! The day I saw them live - will never forget that (but yeah, have told you about that surely a dozen times, lol)! Just straight forward, powerful, raw rock, like „Sucker Train Blues“, „Dirty Little Thing“, the Grammy-winning „Slither“; awesome ballads, especially „Fall To Pieces“ (which is, imho, the best rock ballad of the 2000s). What an album! This is the first pressing, but they released a new remastered one lately. Hope they’ll finally release „Libertad“, the follow up album, as well on vinyl anytime soon 😬.
Damn, Scott...here‘s to you, thanks for all the great records, be it with Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver or your solo stuff - legends never die!
Do you like „Contraband“? Which other Weiland-related record is your fave? (Mine would be STP - „Purple“) #velvetrevolver#contraband#scottweiland#vinyl#vinylcollection#vinylcollectionpost#vinylcommunity#instavinyl#vinyloftheday#vinylgram#vinylsecretsociety#vinyljunkie#vinyljunkie#vinylcollective#ilovediscogs#vinylblog#vinyladdict#vinylgirl#recordcollection#2000smusic#rock#legendsneverdie#nowspinning
Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
What a masterpiece! Very nice cover art also. This was released in 1986. I had it first on C-cassette, and I think I have the cd-version also somewhere. But re-mastered cd is usually more or less like a joke when compared to original vinyl.