|Slither Paroles/ Traductions|
Running time: 4:08
Radio date (U.K.): March 9, 2004. First aired on BBC Radio 1's 'Rock Show'.
Scott Weiland: Vocals
Published by Velvet Revolver Songs (ASCAP)
The producer Douglas Grean describes 'Slither' as "an obvious hit and it's uptempo and hard with a great chorus." "I think Slither is a good choice for the first single. It's certainly a hit".
Dave:"Slash'd already done his rhythm parts(for Slither), his solos, which was great because I could then go my own way with it, fill up the holes. In the intro, there's this wall of wah-wah and delay, I used the Line 6 Delay and right where it stops before the verse there's this trail-off and that's the Line 6 Delay. Halfway through the verses you can hear it thicken up. I used a Hyper Fuzz pedal straight into the board, not through an amp, to double my rhythms and in the breakdowns it's like a wah and delay." (Total Guitar, April 2004)
Duff about Slither: "We're all playing the same riff in that, the verse riff. That's three fat instruments playing the same thing." (Total Guitar, April 2004)
"Slither’ boasts grappling guitar, drilling steadily behind Weiland’s sensual drawl, and when the vocals end, the hair-metal guitar solo begins, and listeners either raise an almighty fist to the air, or gag." (Rock Feedback, April 2004)
"'Slither', really is a world class offering, perhaps the one occasion where VR combine into something more than the sum of their legendary parts." (Metal Hammer, April 2004)
"'Slither,' opens with brooding bass and gurgling guitar before erupting into a head-bobbing rocker that could be Soundgarden covering STP. Then the chorus kicks in, and Slash picks a familiar distorted guitar lick while Weiland croons an infectious line that'll make for an obvious concert sing-along." (MTV Review, March 2004)
"'Slither' is an ominous midtempo track featuring a classic G n' R groove, touches of Rhodes piano, and Weiland sounding more like a rock god than ever." (Revolver Magazine, January 2004)
"Forthcoming single ‘Slither’ is what ‘Cochise’ was to Audioslave. It’s a pretty simple recipe, take an imposing riff, add some phlegm soaked vocals, mix it with years of experience and you have the perfect comeback single. ‘Slither’ is perfect in the sense it indicates everything you would expect of the band." (Crud Magazine, April 2004)
"Charismatic but troubled singer? Check. A band named after a firearm? Check. Slash? Check again. Welcome to the world of Velvet Revolver. The pairing of three core members of GN'R (Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum) with former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland makes good sense from a rock standpoint. "Slither" isn't trailblazing, but it is comfort food for rock radio. The sound is more mid- to late-era STP than GN'R, yet Slash offers a blistering guitar solo that re-affirms why his former band remains popular. While neither act has been defunct long enough for their sounds to be considered retro, "Slither" will have an undeniable appeal to any fan of meat-and-potatoes rock'n'roll from members of two bands that helped define it. With an album due shortly, as well as a sold-out tour, Velvet Revolver will surely be kept top of mind.-BT" (Billboard.com review, April 30, 2004)
The 'Slither' video follows club kids as they chase through underground tunnels in search of the rock band, according to MTV.com. The catacomb scenes were shot in March 2004 in the Czech Republic, while the performance scenes were filmed in Los Angeles on April 4, when Scott was granted a 9-hour leave from rehab to shoot the video!
Matt Sorum about the comcept: "It's crazy. Everyone's all text messaging each other to find out where the shows are, and it's got a great vibe. We wanted to re-create that, because it's super-underground, and it's a real rock resurgence."