well, looks like I'm late to the party again.
my rating of Absurd is 7/10 - it has a nice in-ur-face punchy feeling and I find it entertaining.
with HS - I rate it 5/10. vocals and bass are cool (or kool?), guitars are okay.
drums are utter trash (compared to old Freese's track, this is just laughably simple and takes the original drive far away)
I hate the bridge, it is completely unneccessary, sounds like artificially extending the song playtime
the song has no gradation - the old version was getting forward and the final part was just pure gold of guitar madness - while this just... ends in the same way as the beginning of the song - too bad.
so yeah, 5/10 for me. I don't completely hate it, but also the old version has just more drive to me thanks to much more dynamic drum track, guitarwork and gradation.
#2 Re: Guns N' Roses » GNR Release 'Absurd' Single » 14 weeks ago
the lyrics in this song actually have no real purpose. sure, they were made in a way which sounded aggressive and venom-spitting, but in the end they are not there for someone to actually listen to them.
in this song, they were used more like another musical instrument, to co-play with the rest of the instruments. it doesn't really matter what the singer is singing about, it's there to create another instrumental line (just made of vocals which scream some lyrics).
this is how I can see it.
#3 Re: Guns N' Roses » Ron Thal talks "Absurd" » 14 weeks ago
Very poorly mixed the person put all of ron's guitar just in the left channel so it is pretty much impossible to get it to sound right.
because those files were never intended to be listened by the "end listener" but were made for Ron personally, that's why the channels were mixed that specific way.
#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » Axl Rose at his best » 14 weeks ago
#6 Re: Guns N' Roses » GNR Release 'Absurd' Single » 15 weeks ago
I'm not sure and haven't listened to the bbf version in a few years (I think), but are these new Axl vocals?
the vocals and drums are exactly those on the BBF version.
I also tried listening to the 2010 cellphone recording and I think I can hear more guitars there already, similar to the 2021 release - the prominent guitar riff seems to already be there, just obviously not THAT prominent as on Absurd.
bass also is new and more distinct.
#7 Re: Guns N' Roses » IRS Live 2006 » 15 weeks ago
I've never seen a music community as plagued by mental illness as this one.
btw, great to be back here. I ragequit quite a long time ago, because this place got infested by mentally ill persons, spamming every topic with stuff they made up in their heads, and nobody threw them out.
it feels good now again, againthe small place with laid back mood and no idiots.
#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » IRS Live 2006 » 15 weeks ago
#9 Re: Guns N' Roses » Songwriting Credits » 15 weeks ago
#10 Re: Guns N' Roses » When do we hear Hardskool? » 15 weeks ago
Does anybody else think D Tune has a ton of potential? It may be my favorite of the instrumentals.
the Village disks have a shitload of catchy instrumentals indeed, only waiting for lyrics/vocals and ready to go.
the first 4 tracks at RM4 are a brutally good combo for example.