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I can release my breath after holding it in for 13 years. I think we should relish what they are doing in terms of trying to do something new and progress onto this next album, get it out and try and follow it up within a couple of years, Axl needs to release the best of the remaining CD era tracks with Slash & Duff on (of course) and move on, make a GNR album that makes a statement on today's generations and the lives we are leading in the 2020's. 

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1 hour ago, Ant000 said:

 

dad rock is about being out of touch

 

the synth intro, the hamfest bridge and general Y2K vibe of Absurd are dad rock as fuck. 

It's a pitman dizzy song  -- they're leather-dad rock as fuck. 

 

there's no progression, it's just different from what made them famous, difference for difference sake

 

it's a shit difference 

 

Yeah I would not call Silkworms a progression but stuff like Zodiac, Tonto, Elvis etc I would call a progression. 

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4 minutes ago, Frank Drebin said:

I can release my breath after holding it in for 13 years. I think we should relish what they are doing in terms of trying to do something new and progress onto this next album, get it out and try and follow it up within a couple of years, Axl needs to release the best of the remaining CD era tracks with Slash & Duff on (of course) and move on, make a GNR album that makes a statement on today's generations and the lives we are leading in the 2020's. 

 

If Axl had anything to say through his music in the past 25 years beyond "my wife left me and I am sad" and "my band left me but it's not my fault", we would have heard it by now

 

The album was only released in 2008 because Baz got him hooked on coke again and he suddenly had "youthful energy".

 

It's like what Richard Pryor told someone after getting clean from drugs - "I'm afraid of performing again because I'm not sure if it was me or the drugs that made me good".

 

Axl went off the rails from 96-99 and harnessed his anger to make some decent tunes.

 

Now he's old and fat and heavily medicated for his myriad of mental issues. 

 

So do you want him to go back on hard drugs so we have a couple good years of creativity and then the guy's heart explodes? Or should we be happy with Elvis Plays the Hits?

 

I'd rather he just retire. 

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14 minutes ago, yourolympichero said:

 

If Axl had anything to say through his music in the past 25 years beyond "my wife left me and I am sad" and "my band left me but it's not my fault", we would have heard it by now

 

The album was only released in 2008 because Baz got him hooked on coke again and he suddenly had "youthful energy".

 

It's like what Richard Pryor told someone after getting clean from drugs - "I'm afraid of performing again because I'm not sure if it was me or the drugs that made me good".

 

Axl went off the rails from 96-99 and harnessed his anger to make some decent tunes.

 

Now he's old and fat and heavily medicated for his myriad of mental issues. 

 

So do you want him to go back on hard drugs so we have a couple good years of creativity and then the guy's heart explodes? Or should we be happy with Elvis Plays the Hits?

 

I'd rather he just retire. 

 

I'm not sure if he has taken hard drugs in a while but I want new music. 

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3 hours ago, Ant000 said:

 

dad rock is about being out of touch

 

the synth intro, the hamfest bridge and general Y2K vibe of Absurd are dad rock as fuck. 

It's a pitman dizzy song  -- they're leather-dad rock as fuck. 

 

there's no progression, it's just different from what made them famous, difference for difference sake

 

it's a shit difference 

The facts are the 40 to 50 + year old guns fans won't like it or get it. So yeah its something more inclined to someone that is younger who knows and understands what all the sub genres are about and can appreciate that

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1 hour ago, Sydney fan said:

? you do realise that GNR are a boomer band?, young casual fans who attend know this is a boomer band. Do you think they care?. 

If listening to the song with your long emo fringe and your nu metal piercings and black  finger nail polish is for you, you do you.

 

 

 

no kidding.

But the motive now is to depart from that in a lot of respects. Not totally but they definitely won't make a dad rock boomer friendly record. That generation won't really embrace it.

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1 hour ago, dave-gnfnr2k said:

 

Yeah I would not call Silkworms a progression but stuff like Zodiac, Tonto, Elvis etc I would call a progression. 

Axl probably wanted to go in this direction. But he totally missed it. The mixing, Pittman, Axl's voice,... So many bad decisions. 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Norespect said:

Look at this lad telling Axl fucking Rose how to write a song... 

it was a change for the worse.

 

The original structure was great. The song had a full chorus. I can’t wrap my head around some of these decisions.

 

I’m glad they released something, I’ve always liked the song. This version improved in some areas and it lost in others, but that’s just my personal taste.

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1 hour ago, creed said:

Axl probably wanted to go in this direction. But he totally missed it. The mixing, Pittman, Axl's voice,... So many bad decisions. 

 

 

 

I can definitely see Korn's influence on IRS so I think you're on to something. Do not understand how that band got somewhat big. Freak on a Leash is horrid. 

 

Surprised Axl never asked Linkin Park to open for him but by the time Linkin Park got big, Guns N' Roses was dead. 

 

Ironically Slash started to work with musicians Axl was taking notes from, despite the fact Slash didn't like the style of NuMetal.

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1 hour ago, sixes unmasked said:

 

I actually liked Silkworms. I was fully on board with that direction....Silkworms, Oh My God, Riad, Shackler's, the original Chinese Democracy, IRS pre over production, Madagascar.

 

Sign me the fuck up

Same here. If they had released an album like that in the late 90s it would have been great. I liked the industrial/electronic direction. Give me more fucking layers (but properly mixed).

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4 hours ago, BucketSlash said:

no kidding.

But the motive now is to depart from that in a lot of respects. Not totally but they definitely won't make a dad rock boomer friendly record. That generation won't really embrace it.

I would be what you would classify as boomer i suppose (mid 40s)

AFD/Illusions era.

Hated CD but liked the original versions as what was leaked in 2019 without the layers. You could hear how organic the songs were without the endless shit layers.

The CD should have been a renamed solo axl name, GNR were a band where all members where sum of their parts, not just one person.

Wish the band would remove SCOM and NR from the setlist. Can't see what the songs means to Axl after all this time.

The casuals who attended NITL have heard it, so the band should stop playing them.

I'm interested where the band head next, especially what the lyrics will be as to where they are as 60 year old men. 

I hope they lose the numetal shit.

slash said axl was into fads and this is what will be interesting how fresh or dated the songs will sound considering these are potentially 20 year old songs. 

 

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God Slash fucking sucks on this track live.  Yeeesh, he must be bitter as fuck.  It's not such a bad song, Saul.  I know your boss made you play it, but at least try to be a good gas station attendant and *try*. 

 

Mother of God... his playing is worse than Mickey.  All I can hear is "I hate this.  I hate this.  I hate this.  Make it stop.  Ooh money!  I hate this." 

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1 hour ago, Sydney fan said:

I would be what you would classify as boomer i suppose (mid 40s)

AFD/Illusions era.

Hated CD but liked the original versions as what was leaked in 2019 without the layers. You could hear how organic the songs were without the endless shit layers.

The CD should have been a renamed solo axl name, GNR were a band where all members where sum of their parts, not just one person.

Wish the band would remove SCOM and NR from the setlist. Can't see what the songs means to Axl after all this time.

The casuals who attended NITL have heard it, so the band should stop playing them.

I'm interested where the band head next, especially what the lyrics will be as to where they are as 60 year old men. 

I hope they lose the numetal shit.

slash said axl was into fads and this is what will be interesting how fresh or dated the songs will sound considering these are potentially 20 year old songs. 

 

That isn't "nu metal" ughhh

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3 hours ago, Sydney fan said:

The CD should have been a renamed solo axl name, GNR were a band where all members where sum of their parts, not just one person.

Lol, No.

 

I was all for Industrial/weird electronica album in 99-2002 but Silkworms is horrible.

 

It never should have made past the cutting floor.

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1 hour ago, Ragnar said:

Lol, No.

 

I was all for Industrial/weird electronica album in 99-2002 but Silkworms is horrible.

 

It never should have made past the cutting floor.

CD is not a guns n roses Album for many many reasons. As mentioned so many times. Imagine McCartney firing all Beatles except him and doing a progressive album. Fans and media would have hated him. 

 

This should have been always an Axl solo thing. CD never sounded like a real band thing. And i never understood the Axl supporters, since even Brain said that he played Freese's stuff note for note. 

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