I agree.. Matt's voice wasn't developed yet but he did a good job. He also experimented with vocal melodies that were very close to axl rose cause he used the same vocal coach at the time. So it makes sense. He came out with a much stronger voice in self entitled.Not gonna lie, this was my first A7X album and I wasn't a fan. No doubting it has some great tracks but the big killer for me was the vocals, so whiny sounding, still struggle to listen to the album in full because of them.
I totally agree with that statement not only did aI still love this album. This was the first A7X album I got to play on. And I actually got to play on 5 of the songs - including a dueling solo with my son on the end of Sidewinder. It's a wild album that's just all over the place. It's fun, imaginative, and almost reckless, (in a good way). This is an album where the band asked themselves on every song, "Is this too crazy? Can we do this? Should we do this?" And the answer was always, "Why not?!!!"
Every song on this album makes me smile. Can't believe it's been 15 years! Seems like 14 1/2.