It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (album)

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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
Slash's Snakepit It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1995
Recorded1994 at Conway Studios, Record Plant Studios and Rumbo Recorders
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, southern rock, stoner rock
Length69:40
Label Geffen
Producer Mike Clink and Slash
Slash's Snakepit chronology
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
(1995)
Ain't Life Grand
(2000)
Singles from It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
  1. "Beggars and Hangers-on"
    Released: February 1995 [1]  (February 1995 [2] )
  2. "Good to Be Alive"
    Released: June 1995 [3]  (June 1995 [4] )
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [5]
Entertainment Weekly A− [6]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [7]

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Slash's Snakepit, released in February 1995. The album was a moderate commercial success, reaching number 70 on the American Billboard 200 album chart and selling over a million copies worldwide. [8] The songs "Beggars & Hangers-On" and "Good to Be Alive" were released as singles and promo videos were made for each track.

Contents

The album was recorded as Guns N' Roses were struggling to come to agreement on musical style on their next album. Slash's Guns N' Roses bandmates Matt Sorum, Dizzy Reed, Gilby Clarke as well as associate Teddy Andreadis all contributed to the album. Sorum stated that it "could have been a Guns N' Roses album, but [lead singer] Axl [Rose] didn't think it was good enough". [9]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Neither Can I" Slash, Eric Dover 6:44
2."Dime Store Rock" Gilby Clarke, Dover, Slash4:54
3."Beggars & Hangers-On"Slash, Duff McKagan, Dover6:15
4."Good to Be Alive"Slash, Clarke, Dover4:51
5."What Do You Want to Be"Slash, Matt Sorum, Dover6:17
6."Monkey Chow"Clarke4:12
7."Soma City Ward"Slash, Sorum, Dover, Izzy Stradlin 3:50
8."Jizz da Pit" (instrumental)Slash, Mike Inez 2:48
9."Lower"Slash, Sorum, Dover4:55
10."Take It Away"Slash, Dover, Sorum4:44
11."Doin' Fine"Slash, Dover4:17
12."Be the Ball"Slash5:16
13."I Hate Everybody (But You)"Slash, Dover4:41
14."Back and Forth Again"Slash, Dover5:56
Total length:69:40

Personnel

Miscellaneous

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ) [11] Gold100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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