Scott misses Cleveland and, it seems, vintage Smiths. The Deluxe Edition of “Happy” In Galoshes includes a second disc housing this cover of “Reel Around The Fountain” from Morrissey & Co’s 1984 self-titled debut. Between this and that Bowie impression, it feels like Weiland’s trying to position himself amid legendary vocal company. Does it work? Well, the Smiths’ original’s such a great song it’s nice to hear it again, but Weiland doesn’t add much beyond a cheesy alterna breakdown toward to the end. He is good at alterna breakdowns.
This version is hard to top.
“Happy” In Galoshes is out via Softdrive.