Staind : Outside
Another bombastic anthem from the mighty Staind...
A splendid video has been doing the net rounds recently, demonstrating that back in 1989, as Nirvana
's 'Bleach' landed, Fred Durst
was sporting a horrendous flat-top and dancing like an arthritic Vanilla Ice. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, he's decided to bring us The New Grunge. Staind
are his unholy vessel - self-appointed mentor Durst
facilitated their record deal with Elektra back in the late 90s - and quelle surprise, they get it all wrong: 'Outside' is a dreadful record, bloated with humourless bombast, and squinting, through its shit-smeared spectacles, no further into alt-rock's glorious legacy than Alice In Chains' Greatest Hits. As a special treat, it's also performed live, Staind
's be-capped mentor joining in on the sensitive chorus. "This is the real shit, y'all," Durst
shouts. That's right,Fred
, Absolute shit.