#1 Re: Guns N' Roses » GNR Release 'Absurd' Single » 7 weeks ago
Why not just release Silkworms if this is the final product??
Because Slash and Duff weren't on Silkworms.
2019-20 is the new 2006-07.....had to get the new members in the band on the material before the album is released.
Old me might have complained....new me is doing cartwheels down the street.
But the lyrics changed. Changed badly…. That shouldn’t have been issue if they needed to shoehorn slash and duff on there.
#3 Re: Guns N' Roses » GNR Release 'Absurd' Single » 7 weeks ago
I’m speechless. Silkworms was the highlight of the December 23, 2001 Vegas show. Wait was it the 27th or 29th? I forget. Loved hearing that gnarly synth harmonizing with dirty guitars.
I think this release really demonstrates how much effort they plan to put into a new record.
Was the word ‘absurd’ copy and pasted from they one line?
GNR are not only on the back nine but carting it on the par 3’s.
Lazy effort, guys. Why not just release Silkworms if this is the final product??
#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » Wtf happened to…Madagascar » 11 weeks ago
Always found this song incredibly inspirational.
I know the bucket solo is one that people love but I always felt this song needed more of an old school slash solo in the middle or something.
I appreciate how the quotes add together to tell a story, but at the same time for casual listeners I don't think they follow it and it just sounds like a lot of samples...in away I would have liked to hear this song with a whole different middle section.
I remember there's a live version where Axl sang a different high part in the last verse too which is one of those things where you hear it once and you want it ever after too.
All those 'notes' aside - this is actually a masterful song overall.
Yes!! I think it was Bulgaria! Definitely on the Eastern Europe leg of that tour. He comes out of the solo shrieking:
I won’t be told any more….
He actually goes up a scale by the end of the line then cascades back down for the next verse….
It was so good…so good…
Wow! I was really amped for a return to something resembling normalcy. I guess my wish was taken too literally.
This is a band that refuses to release material until it is pried out of their hands by a phalanx of industry lawyers or spite leaked by insiders. The only way to control their music is by touring, I guess. I was bored with the AFD set list in 2006. Fifteen years later……
Quite simply, this business model does not work anymore. It’s absolutely Jurassic by today’s standards.
They would be better served by streaming a new song every leg and riding that into larger crowds. No one is holding their breath for a surprise announcement. We are getting into Quiet Riot/Great White territory now. Rehashing the good old days because they can’t make anything good enough to compete.
I really was hoping the Trump years would have inspired Axl to produce something rebellious.
But I agree with others: he sees worn out and listless in this first show. He wasn’t going through the motions, he was struggling to go through the motions.
I have to think it’s boredom and something isn’t clicking behind the scenes. Recording, touring, hinting of more….something seems off.
Axl missed his moment in 2001/02. He had the attention of the world…..it should have been more than it was.