|2. Heaven & Hot Rods|
|4. Church on Tuesday|
|5. Sour Girl|
|6. No Way Out|
|7. Sex & Violence|
|9. I Got You|
This album encompasses incredibly hard hitting heaving songs (the monstrous "Down" and the heavy hitter "Heaven And Hotrods"). Rock with a psychedelic haze to it ("Pruno" and the spacy "No Way Out"). Beatlesque pop-rock (The incredibly catchy "Church On Sunday"). Quieter yet still intense moments (The heartbreak of "Sour Girl", and "I Got You"). Punky songs ("Sex And Violence" and "MC5"). And what I think to be two of the STP's best, (the unbelievably psychedelic "Glide" which will hook you and take you along for the ride. And "Atlanta", which is to the STP what "The End" was to the Doors).
There is not one bad song on the album at all, it's an album that suffers from only one fault however. It's just too damn short! At the cover might suggest, this album is the STP's shining star. And the great thing about it, is because of how diverse it is, you will for sure be listening to it again, and again.
I did not think this album is up to par with any of the previous efforts. I personally think STP peaked with "Tiny Music" Maybe I am too hardcore. It seems most of the songs are a continuation of "Barbarella" Scott's solo CD. Barbarella with the exception of "Your roof" sucked. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan and collect everything they put out. This album did not cut it for me. To musically frayed and incohesive. Will I continue to buy STP? Hell yes, because they are prolific and write artistically masterful music. This CD however, is not of that example.
And I was amazed, still am as a matter of fact. Core and Purple, the only other albums they've done that anyone pays attention to, were pretty straight-forward and both pretty much followed themes, where No.4 goes in all sorts of musical directions from track to track. My favorite out of the bunch, and judging from the other things I've heard from them, likely the last one I'll buy.