So Mr Stone Temple Pilot, Velvet Revolver, fall of the stage hottie is getting all ho ho ho ish this Holiday season. Seriously, why on Earth is he doing this? We're talking Christmas standards, traditional Christmas standards.
There is nothing rock and roll about "What Child Is This". "Oh Holy Night" got no swag. "Winter Wonderland" unless slanging for coke really has no rebel.
Weilands album is streaming on Spin. It is …fantastic. I wont lie, his voice fluctuates from a lounge Sammy Davis Jr impersonator to a really weird nasal alto at times but it still works. Its a totally drunk sound but in a good way.
I don't really know how he pulled this off. The weakest song is "I'll Be Home For Christmas" where his voice at times sounds like Kermit the Frog, but the rest of the release is a true and wonderful traditional album. Great holiday background music and Aunt Nessie can sing along and you can know its a bad ass rocker boy crooning.
I wanted to make fun of this- instead I fell in love with it. Go figure
The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Tracklist:
01. The Christmas Song
02. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
03. White Christmas
04. Silent Night
05. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
06. What Child Is This?
07. Winter Wonderland
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
09. Happy Christmas And Many More
10. O Holy Night
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7)
Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers
its own glammy road not travelled
“This was his best performance ever.”
his best song since “I Will See You In Far Off Places”
expected series of punk veterans
I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6)
an almost indefinable purity