Monday, April 13, 2015

CD REVIEW: BLASTER by Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts

BLASTER by Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts

The debut release, 'Blaster' from Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts dives into a retro-modern rock sound with strong influences from the 70's and 80's and 90's.  From the straight ahead fuzz induce movers like, "Modzilla", “Way She Moves” and "White Lighting" to glam groovers like, "Hotel Rio" and "Blue Eyes" flavored with power pop hooks with, "Amethyst", "Youth Quake and “Beach Pop”. Things wind down with the lads serving up a solid cover of T-Rex’s “20th Century Boy” and finish things off on a good note with the excellent, southern charm vibe laid back, acoustic “Circles". I have to say,  Scott Weiland's vocals sound better than ever and the music is catchy and addictive.  The band sound amazing with some excellent guitar work. It is sad that guitarist Jeremy Brown has passed away. 'Blaster' is an eclectic, invigorating album that combines many styles in a melting pot and never looses momentum. Although this album is adventurous, the combination of styles and genres work together perfectly. While the music isn't heavy or as raw what Scott Weiland did in Stone Temple Pilots or Velvet Revolver, what he's done here with The Wildabouts is a memorable musical experience all around. It's catchy, likable full of surprises and shouldn't disappoint. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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