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CD Review – The Color Turning (Scott Weiland produced!)

Good Hands Bad Blood

Soft Drive Records

Even though this is produced by Scott Weiland, don’t expect another Stone Temple Pilots or Velvet Revolver album. The Color Turning is a band that lets their songs build into little modern rock masterpieces. The opening “Slow as Passing Cars” is almost seven minutes and there are barely any lyrics. But the song builds to a crescendo that keeps the listener hooked.

Each song is like that. The songs are not like what you would hear on rock radio. The band doesn’t hand the songs to you. You have to be actively listening to get the full effect of the songs individually and the album as a whole. Once you become an active listener than the album is a very rewarding listen and songs like “Marionettes in Modern Times” and “New Hooligan” become iPod staples.

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