And I think the band knows that. Whatever reason they had for releasing Absurd it was not direct profit. I don't think it's unimaginable that they want to release an album simply because that is the old school thing to do. They probably also know that any rock song no matter how good is not going to make any kind of splash in today's music scene.
At least I pray that is the case.
#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » When’s Hard Skool? » 2 days ago
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#7 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 2 days ago
Here is a reminder what every government know and have known for at least 2000 years.
1. It becomes known to Carthage that Rome is planning a final, punative war. Even the term itself derives from the Puni.
2. The Carthaginian Senate sends envoys to negotiate.
"Sorry bruh, legions are already on their way."
"What can we do? Perhaps if we surrender meekly they will treat us fairly."
"Yeah, let's do that!"
3. Rome says, "Sure, if you give up your weapons we will grant you your laws and your land."
"Hmm, that doesn't sound so bad. I guess we better comply."
4. Carthage complies.
5. Then Rome says, "By the way, we will raze the city to the ground and we will sell the people into slavery. The land and the laws you can keep."
So they have a pretty good idea how far they can push a population until they stop fighting each other and go for the incompetent leaders instead.
Then followed a scene of indescribable fury and madness such as the Maenads are said to enact in the Bacchic mysteries. Some fell upon those senators who had advised giving the hostages and tore them in pieces, considering them the ones who had led them into the trap. Others treated in a similar way those who had favored giving up the arms. Some stoned the ambassadors for bringing the bad news and others dragged them through the city.
#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » GN'R songs you don't like » 3 days ago
It’s funny, up until CD came along, there was little to no GN’R songs I didn’t like in their discography, outside of maybe My World.
So all the more interesting to see people listing some songs they dislike, I’d even go as far as saying are even favourites of mine.
Only songs I can probably say I don’t like, are:
Scraped - Absolutely the worst song, I can’t stand it really.
Anything Goes - Though I don’t completely hate it, I just think it’s out of place on an album full of bangers.
Absurd - I want so much to like this song, the first new Axl/Slash original in 30 years, but I’m just not digging it.
My World - though I think still I like it more than Absurd…!
Hah I love Scraped. One of the best songs on CD. Just a good riff and a mouth watering solo.
I agree it is interesting. Most of these lists have one or two songs I would rank very high personally.
#9 Re: Guns N' Roses » GN'R 2021 Tour Thread » 3 days ago
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List the songs you always skip or don't like in general.
Live Like A Suicide
-Reckless Life (proto GN'R to me, still not proper quality)
-Nice Boys (a little better but same applies)
Appetite For Destruction
-Think About You
-Anything Goes (both feel like generic hair metal)
-You're Crazy (pales in comparison to the Lies version)
Use Your Illusion 1
-Live and Let Die (pointless cover)
-Bad Obsession (not a skip but it does drag on)
Use Your Illusion 2
-KOHD (sometimes it's worth a listen for the "call" but the live version is generally much better)
-So Fine (not a bad song just feels out of place)
-Attitude (I don't like any of the songs in any version)
-Shackler's Revenge (I hate this one)
-Street of Dreams (not a skip but some of the demos are much better)
-Riad (think it's just a mediocre song to begin with)
-Madagascar (Not a skip but Bucket solo from 2001 is sorely missed)