Ain't Life Grand (Slash's Snakepit album)

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Ain't Life Grand
Slash'sSnakepitAin'tLifeGrand.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2000
Recorded1999 at Ocean Way Studios and Snakepit Studios
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length58:37
LabelKoch International
ProducerJack Douglas
Slash's Snakepit chronology
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
(1995)
Ain't Life Grand
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[2]

Ain't Life Grand is the second and final studio album by American hard rock band Slash's Snakepit, released in October 10, 2000. "Mean Bone" was released as a single.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Slash's Snakepit; additional writers noted.

No.TitleLength
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
Japanese edition
No.TitleLength
13."Rusted Heroes"4:51
14."Something About Your Love"2:53

Notes

  • Tracks 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 13, and 14 written by Slash, Johnny Griparic, Rod Jackson, Matt Laug, and Ryan Roxie.
  • Tracks 2, 4, 7-9, and 12 written by Slash, Griparic, Jackson, Laug, Roxie, and Jack Douglas.
  • Track 5 written by Slash, Griparic, Jackson, Laug, Roxie, and Jeff Paris.

Personnel[edit]

Slash's Snakepit

  • Slash – lead and rhythm guitars, six-string bass, slide guitar
  • Rod Jackson – lead vocals
  • Ryan Roxie – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead guitar on "Rusted Heroes"[3]
  • Johnny Griparic – bass
  • Matt Laug – drums

Additional musicians

  • Teddy Andreadis – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Collin Douglas – percussion
  • Jimmy "Z" Zavala – saxophone, harmonica
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet
  • Jeff Paris – backing vocals
  • Karen Lawrence – backing vocals
  • Kelly Hansen – backing vocals
  • Kim Nail – backing vocals
  • Raya Beam – vocals on "Mean Bone"

Production

  • Jack Douglas – production, sitar, backing vocals
  • Jay Messina – mixing
  • Jim Mitchell – additional production, engineering
  • Ales Olssen – engineering assistance
  • John Tyree – engineering assistance
  • Maurizio "Maui" Tiella – engineering assistance
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The album cover artwork has been released by ConArt, a graphic company owned by Slash's brother.
  • The cassette promo version KOC-PRO-1062 entitled Snippet's From: Slash's Snakepit Ain't Life Grand contains 3 unreleased tracks that contain a "personal message from Slash".
  • There is an early version of Ain't Life Grand released in very limited quantity by Interscope before Slash left the company in 2000 that was meant for the company's staff only. Two unreleased songs are on it: "Breed" and "What Kind Of Life". Also included is the rare song "Something About Your Love". This versions tracklist is as follows: 1. Been There Lately 2. Anything (Just Like Anything) 3. Shine 4. One Mean Bone (Mean Bone) 5. Break You (Back to the Moment) 6. The Truth 7. Landslide 8. Ain't Life Grand 9. Speed Parade 10. Serial Killer 11. Something About Your Love 12. The Alien 13. Breed 14. What Kind of Life? [4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, S. (2011). "Ain't Life Grand – Slash's Snakepit | AllMusic". allmusic. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Sheffield, R. (2011). "Slash's Snakepit: Ain't Life Grand : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.slashparadise.com/discography/albums-slash-snakepit-2000-aint-life-grand.php
  4. ^ "Ain't Life Grand on SlashParadise". www.slashparadise.com. November 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ain't Life Grand on RattusTheRat".

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