Blood Stained Love Story

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Blood Stained Love Story
Studio album by Saliva
Released January 23, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge,
alternative metal
Length 39:58
Label Island
Producer Bob Marlette
Saliva chronology
Survival of the Sickest
(2004)
Blood Stained Love Story
(2007)
Cinco Diablo
(2008)
Singles from Blood Stained Love Story
  1. "Ladies and Gentlemen"
    Released: November 2006
  2. "Broken Sunday"
    Released: 2007
  3. "King of the Stereo"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Melodic.net 4.5/5 stars[3]
Metal Hammer 3/10 stars
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
Tunelab Music 7/10 stars[5]

Blood Stained Love Story is the fifth album by hard rock band Saliva which was released on January 23, 2007. This is their first album with guitarist Jonathan Montoya after the departure of Chris D’abaldo. The song "Ladies and Gentlemen" was the official theme song for the WWE PPV WrestleMania 23. It also has appeared on many other sporting event telecasts. The song "King Of The Stereo" was modified and featured as ESPN Varsity Inc's Theme song, under the name "King Of The Stadium" with appropriately edited lyrics. The original title for the album was The Rise & Fall Of The Glorified Kingdom.[citation needed]

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 19, selling 31,000 copies in its first week.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Saliva and Bob Marlette.

No. Title Length
1. "Ladies and Gentlemen"   3:37
2. "Broken Sunday"   3:53
3. "Never Gonna Change"   4:09
4. "King of the Stereo"   3:42
5. "One More Chance"   3:55
6. "Going Under"   3:56
7. "Twister"   3:18
8. "Black Sheep (feat. John 5)"   5:23
9. "Starting Over"   3:59
10. "Here with You"   4:06
Total length:
39:58

Best Buy sold a limited edition version of Blood Stained Love Story that includes a bonus disc with the following bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
1. "Is It You"   3:43
2. "Write Your Name"   3:28

Credits[edit]

  • Josey Scott - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Wayne Swinny - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, background vocals
  • Jonathan Montoya - rhythm guitar, background vocals
  • Paul Crosby - drums
  • Dave Novotny - bass, background vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2007 The Billboard 200 19

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
2007 "Ladies and Gentlemen" Pop 100 96
Bubbling Under Hot 100 1
Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
Modern Rock Tracks 25
"Broken Sunday" Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
"King of the Stereo" Mainstream Rock Tracks 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Blood Stained Love Story - Saliva >Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Collis, Clark (February 16, 2007). "Blood Stained Love Story Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saliva - Blood Stained Love Story review". Melodic.net. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian (February 6, 2007). "Saliva: Blood Stained Love Story Music review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Saliva: Blood Stained Love Story review". Tunelab Music. Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "Pretty Ricky, Shins Grab Top Album Chart Spots", Billboard.com, January 31, 2007.