Released: Jul 2002
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
Busted Stuff is Matthews' dark album. Its core tracks -- introspective jam-rock far removed from his radio hits -- were recorded in 2000. For various reasons the band shelved the project until Matthews bowed to a growing number of fans demanding its release. Though the band added tracks and applied some touch-up work, Busted Stuff retains the mood of the original sessions. Half these songs are really nothing more than extended grooves laced with the most personal lyrics of Matthews' career.