Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Contraband [Parental Advisory]

New or Used: 2 copies from $6.46
Album: Contraband
# Song Title   Time
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
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Scott Weiland (vocals); Slash (guitar, background vocals); Dave Kushner (guitar); Duff McKagan (bass guitar, background vocals); Matt Sorum (drums, background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Andy Wallace.
  • Photographer: Dan Winters.
  • Timing your gigs and recording sessions around an unpredictable (and occasionally incarcerated) new lead singer might not seem the most auspicious start for a band. But when the singer is former Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland and the other musicians include Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum--all veterans of Guns N' Roses--it's just business as usual. And these circumstances don't seem to have affected the supergroup's performance any, as evidenced by the outfit's raucous debut, CONTRABAND.
  • "Sucker Train Blues" roars out of the starting block, rocking like there's no tomorrow, with Weiland's seething vocals riding the six-string whirlwind generated by guitar supremo Slash and his new sidekick Dave Kushner. "Big Machine," with its doubtlessly autobiographical storyline about the pitfalls of stardom, melds the ring of truth with the voice of experience. The anthemic "Fall to Pieces" has echoes of vintage GNR, and Slash's "Sweet Child o' Mine"-like guitar intro to "Superhuman" similarly rolls back the years to his former band's late-1980s heyday. Far from being '80s-metal retreads in search of a new niche, though, the reenergized members of Velvet Revolver wipe the slate clean and rededicate themselves to take-no-prisoners rock & roll with CONTRABAND.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.153) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[V]icious, unapologetic Sunset Strip glam-metal classicism..."

Entertainment Weekly (pp.79-80) - "Like a refurbished Corvette tearing down Sunset Strip, they're determined to rock, dammit, and they go about their job with a revved-up efficiency." - Grade: B-

Q (p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "An old-school arena rock album enlivened by Weiland's Beatles-esque melodies and chameleon delivery."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 - "CONTRABAND is a guilty pleasure....Velvet Revolver shoots for the sky and erupts in fireworks."
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Hard Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Contraband on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top