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"Happy" in Galoshes

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Released  November 25, 2008
Length  90:19 (deluxe edition)
Release date  25 November 2008
Producers  Doug Grean, Scott Weiland
Recorded  Early 2000s-2008
Artist  Scott Weiland
Label  Softdrive Records
"Happy" in Galoshes "Happy" in Galoshes
"Happy" In Galoshes (2008)  A Compilation of Scott Weiland Cover Songs (2011)
Genres  Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock, Neo-psychedelia
Similar  Scott Weiland albums, Alternative rock albums

Scott weiland happy in galoshes


"Happy" in Galoshes is the second solo album by American rock singer Scott Weiland. Weiland, known for his roles as the lead singer in Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, released his first album, 12 Bar Blues in 1998. Ten years later, "Happy" in Galoshes served as the official follow-up. Two versions have been released, a single disc and double disc deluxe version—the deluxe edition offers a second disc of 10 extra tracks. The album was released November 25, 2008 on Weiland's own Softdrive Records. Produced by Doug Grean and Scott Weiland, with select tracks recorded by Steve Albini, the album features guest appearances by Paul Oakenfold and No Doubt members Adrian Young, Tony Kanal, and Tom Dumont. Oakenfold appears on a cover of David Bowie's "Fame." Weiland has cited Bowie as one of his main influences.

Contents

Scott weiland missing cleveland live listen to the whole album lyrics


Musical style and lyrics

In an interview with The Pulse of Radio regarding the album, Weiland stated: "It'll definitely be a sonic journey like the first album was, a little bit more focused since I'm not on a narcotic journey like I was on the last one. But, you know, still sort of all over the map, because my influences are so wide and varied." In an interview with MTV News, Weiland stated that the songs on "Happy" In Galoshes were inspired by the death of his brother, Michael (who also played drums on a song on the album), and Weiland's separation from his wife of eight years, Mary Forsberg.

Development

"Happy" in Galoshes was originally reported to be a double album, but in actuality, it is a single album that is being offered in a deluxe edition.

On September 17, 2008, Spin.com posted an exclusive stream of "Paralysis", and the track "Missing Cleveland" was posted on Weiland's MySpace site. On October 24, Spin also posted another new song, "Crash". On October 27, rockdirt.com released the video for "Paralysis", which features actress Paz de la Huerta. On November 18, the album became available to preview on Scott Weiland's MySpace page. A series of 4 webisodes directed by Rocco Guarino were released on scottweiland.com to promote the single "Crash".

"Missing Cleveland" was the first single released from the album on November 11. On February 17, it was announced that fans could vote for the album's second single. The candidates for the voting are "Paralysis", "Blind Confusion", and "Killing Me Sweetly."

Reception

"Happy" in Galoshes debuted at #97 on the Billboard 200, selling 10,500 copies in its first week. The album received a 3.5/5 score from Rolling Stone magazine, and a four out of a possible five from Allmusic. Entertainment Weekly wasn't as approving, giving it a C- score.

Track listing

October 11, 2008, Amazon.com listed the album on its website. The full track list was offered, including the title for the otherwise untitled track (track #13). The song "I Know It's Too Late" appears as a bonus track on the iTunes version of the album.

Personnel

  • Scott Weiland – lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Doug Grean – guitar, bass
  • Adrian Young – drums, percussion
  • Michael Weiland – drums
  • Matt O'Connor – drums, percussion
  • Joseph Peck aka Panhead - steelpans, drums, percussion
  • Charts

    Album – Billboard (North America)

    Singles – Billboard (North America)

    Songs

    1Missing Cleveland4:13
    2Tangle With Your Mind3:42
    3Blind Confusion4:22

    References

    "Happy" in Galoshes Wikipedia


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