:/ Slash does need to be pushed. Even on the first solo record he was pushed to make something the singers he wanted liked, but this is just his usual aerosmith on steroids stuff. There's clearly a difference between this, and his material with guns or even velvet revolver. I thought VR had a pretty unique sound, and slash was doing some really interesting things on guitar. This stuff reminds me of one of the reviews for Chinese Democracy, where there writer said Axl wasn't necessarily trying to innovate, but perfect a sound he has been chasing in his head. That's what Slash seems bent on doing, but unfortunately the sound he's chasing has been done before, by himself, and done better. The choice of singer helps nothing either.
Slash's best hopes are a Guns reunion, or VR with Scott or Corey Taylor, all of which rather unlikely.
so, according to you...his 'usual sound' was done by him once? on the second snakepit album!? ha, hardly a usual sound then.
Frankly, you expect the man to reinvent the wheel with every release? Who is he? Buckethead??
He is a rock n roll, blues guitarist. He does aerosmith type music. Thats what he does. He's been fucking around trying not to do it for a while now, but he does the aersomith stuff the best. WHats the problem with producing what youre good at?
Does anybody complain that AC/DC are not delivering? because they always release the same album - so do aerosmith - and does anybody complain when eric clapton brings out another blues album?
How about when BB King releases another blues album?
DOES ANYBODY SAY THAT BB KING IS NOT DOING ANYTHING INTERESTING ON THE GUITAR AND SAY ITS THE SAME OLD STUFF WHEN BB KING RELEASES AN ALBUM?
Because thats what BB King does.
Slash is a rock n roll guitarist. Thats what he does.
here are the samples, since amazon are gay have taken them down.Enjoy.
For his time, B.B. King was innovative. And no, no one says B.B. King is not interesting because he gets a free pass because he's B.B. King. Aerosmith and AC/DC get passes because they're Dinosaurs now. I don't want my favorite guitarist to be a Dinosaur. I think you give Slash too little credit saying he is a rock blues guitarist. He has released very interesting music before, like his material with guns and VR. But it seems when he is on his own, you get the same predictable thing. Aerosmith on steroids, and a singer who is not Axl Rose. I feel like Slash has recorded You're a Lie and those other songs at least 30 times already. Is it a crime to want someone who I know is capable of doing more, to do more?
There is a difference between Slash and Aerosmith and AC/DC. We've seen Slash do a great amount of varied and unique music. AC/DC and Aerosmith have been releasing the same album for 30 years. You won't tell me that AFD is the same as Lies, is the same as Use Your Illusion, is the same as Contraband, is the same as Libertad. But It's 5 o' clock somewhere, Ain't Life Grand, Slash, and seemingly this next album all seem pretty interchangeable to me. However Slash, with outside contributing forces, has produced a large amount of unique material.
But unfortunately, lately Slash is getting by because he is Slash, not because his new music is all that fresh or interesting.