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"Happy" in Galoshes
Studio album by Scott Weiland
Released United States November 25, 2008
Recorded Early 2000s-2008
Genre Alternative rock
Length 1:30:19 (Deluxe edition)
Label Softdrive
Producer Doug Grean, Scott Weiland
Professional reviews
Scott Weiland chronology
12 Bar Blues
(1998)
"Happy" In Galoshes
(2008)

"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. Two versions have been released, a single disc and double disc deluxe version—the deluxe edition offers a second disc of 10 extra tracks.[1] The album was released November 25, 2008 on Weiland's own Softdrive Records.[2] 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.[3] Oakenfold appears on a cover of David Bowie's "Fame." Weiland has cited Bowie as one of his main influences.

Contents

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."[4] In a recent 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.[1]

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"[5], and the track "Missing Cleveland" was posted on Weiland's MySpace site. On October 24, Spin also posted another new song, "Crash".[6] On October 27, rockdirt.com released the video for "Paralysis", which features actress Paz de la Huerta.[2] 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."[3]

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, calling it a "mess of an album" and calling his cover of David Bowie's Fame "awful".

Track listing

On October 11, 2008, Amazon.com listed the album on its website. The full track list was included.[7] The song "I Know It's Too Late" appears as a bonus track on the iTunes version of the album.

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Missing Cleveland"   Doug Grean, Scott Weiland 4:13
2. "Tangle with Your Mind"   Garry Gary Beers, Weiland 3:42
3. "Blind Confusion"   Grean, Weiland 4:22
4. "Paralysis"   Grean, Weiland, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young 3:50
5. "She Sold Her System"   Grean, Weiland 4:31
6. "Fame" (feat. Paul Oakenfold) Carlos Alomar, David Bowie, John Lennon 3:26
7. "Killing Me Sweetly"   Grean, Weiland 4:33
8. "Big Black Monster"   Grean, Weiland 3:23
9. "Crash"   Grean, Weiland 3:47
10. "Beautiful Day"   Grean, Weiland 5:09
11. "Pictures & Computers (I'm Not Superman)"   Grean, Weiland 6:49
12. "Arch Angel"   Grean, Weiland 4:38
13. "Be Not Afraid"   Bob Dufford 6:20
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Deluxe Edition

Disc One

# Title Length
1. "Missing Cleveland"   4:13
2. "Tangle with Your Mind"   3:42
3. "Blind Confusion"   4:22
4. "Paralysis"   3:50
5. "She Sold Her System"   4:31
6. "Blister on My Soul"   4:08
7. "Fame" (feat. Paul Oakenfold) 3:26
8. "Killing Me Sweetly"   4:33
9. "Big Black Monster"   3:23
10. "Beautiful Day"   5:09

Disc Two

# Title Length
1. "Crash"   3:51
2. "Hyper-Fuzz-Funny-Car"   3.29 [8]
3. "The Man I Didn't Know"   4:33 [8]
4. "Sometimes Chicken Soup (Dig My Way to China to Find You)"   3:59
5. "Somethings Must Go This Way" (Paloalto cover) 4:45
6. "Pictures & Computers (I'm Not Superman)"   6:49
7. "Sentimental Halos"   5:35
8. "Reel Around the Fountain" (The Smiths cover) 5:25
9. "Arch Angel"   4:38
10. "Be Not Afraid" (Catholic Hymn Hidden track) 6:20

Personnel

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2008 The Billboard 200 97

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2008 "Missing Cleveland" Modern Rock Tracks 28

Notes

External links

[Plastic Industry]


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