Like many second acts, Couldn't Stand the Weather benefits from not needing to bother with introductions. Having established the parameters of his own brand of the blues on Texas Flood, one rooted in the roadhouse shuffles of Texas and informed by the psychedelicized rock of Jimi Hendrix, Vaughan seized the opportunity to stretch his legs, to discover what he could really achieve within the confines of a professional studio — something he felt he didn't quite do on the debut record that arrived just a year prior.