Totally agree! Amazing lines from that guy, so melodic.Robert DeLeo is one of the best examples of “the bassist is the loser of the band” stereotypes that are absolutely, and completely - false.
He’s brilliant and the real magic behind those songs which were usually his.
^^^This!Oh, but there are so many more. Some of the deep cuts are better than the 'hits'
+1Tiny Music for me, hands down. It’s the sound of a band that’s achieved huge commercial success making the scuzzier, artier album they always wanted to make. Scott was a very, very talented and versatile frontman, but he was at his best when he was channeling his glam/Bowie influences, and they are all over this record.
I’d argue their BEST songwriting is on this record. Lady Picture Show, Trippin on a Hole, Big Bang Baby, and some deeper cuts like Adhesive and And So I Know are all terrific.
I just wish they had pushed further in this direction - but Scott had a lot of issues in this time and when they returned several years later, it was the height of the Nu-Metal phase and I think they caught up with trying to put out a very heavy record to fit, the pretty forgettable “4,” which was mostly redeemed by “Sour Girl” which would have fit beautifully on Tiny Music.
Yup.Has At-****ing-lanta been mentioned yet?