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SLASH’S SNAKEPIT – Ain’t Life Grand

Slash’s Snakepit – Ain’t Life Grand (2000, Koch Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Been There Lately” … 4:28
2. “Just Like Anything” … 4:23
3.  “Shine” … 5:21
4.  “Mean Bone” … 4:40
5.  “Back to the Moment” … 5:33
6.  “Life’s Sweet Drug” … 3:53
7.  “Serial Killer” … 6:19
8.  “The Truth” … 5:17
9.  “Landslide” … 5:30
10.  “Ain’t Life Grand” … 4:54
11.  “Speed Parade” … 3:52
12.  “The Alien” … 4:27

Band:
Rod Jackson – Vocals
Slash – Guitar
Ryan Roxie – Guitar
Johnny Griparic – Bass
Matt Laug – Drums

Additional Musicians:
Teddy Andreadis – Keyboard, Harp
Jimmy Zavala – Sax, Harmonica
Lee Thornburg – Trumpet
Jack Douglas – Sitar

Produced by: Jack Douglas

A decent effort full of solid blues rock and Rod Jackson is a great vocalist, but the album on a whole is fairly forgettable. This album lacks bite and doesn’t come close at all to the danger and anger of GNR, but then, this was just Slash wanting to have fun and killing time until something else came along anyway.

Slash’s Snakepit was okay, but definitely no GNR and not even Velvet Revolver. Surprisingly, Slash’s own talents, in his own band, seem to be downplayed. That only hurts this album.

Highlights: “Been There Lately”, “Shine”, “Mean Bone”, “Back to the Moment”, “Serial Killer”

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