Moonflower Lane (Metal Blade)
by Scott Hefflon
Read the title again. You get the gist. Ty used to be in King’s X, a band with “six critically acclaimed studio albums” (talk about selective perception! Most of us gave up on ’em soon after Gretchen goes to Nebraska in ’89.), who’ve now inked a deal with Metal Blade (damn, even CMC, the savior of dying metal bands, didn’t make a suitable offer? What’s that tell you fellas?). Ty is quoted as saying, “It was very cool to play and write songs that were just for me.” And, if there’s any justice in the world, he’s the only one who’ll care about this self-indulgent, highly predictable attempt at early ’90s “alternative” almost half a decade out of date and not any better for the wait. But STP’s Scott Weiland’s wankery is in heavy rotation on MTV, thus proving there is no God.