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Paul Tobias' piano on There Was A Time

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I would be interested to hear a isolated track from his piano playing on that song since it seems buried in the final mix. 

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These puns represent everything that is good and virtuous about this forum. :) 

@Mendez those re-creations are incredible!  Love hearing them. 

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It's a privilege that GnR has their own Yoko Ono.

I bet Axl shared his writing credits with him - there's no way this colossal tool Tobias had a hand in creating four GnR classics like Prostitute, Catcher, TWAT and Oh My God. No fucking way. 

That's a quantum leap in quality. How do you go from Back off Bitch to Catcher in the Rye? 

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On ‎9‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 0:06 PM, RONIN said:

It's a privilege that GnR has their own Yoko Ono.

I bet Axl shared his writing credits with him - there's no way this colossal tool Tobias had a hand in creating four GnR classics like Prostitute, Catcher, TWAT and Oh My God. No fucking way. 

That's a quantum leap in quality. How do you go from Back off Bitch to Catcher in the Rye? 

He should have stopped writing after 'Back Off Bitch'.  He never scaled those kinda heights again ...

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38 minutes ago, Nikki_Sixx said:

He should have stopped writing after 'Back Off Bitch'.  He never scaled those kinda heights again ...

Dude you're so right. :lol:

I like some of the Chinese songs. And the ones I like were cowritten by Tobias.:facepalm:

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1 hour ago, maynard said:

When you think you did something amazing, remember Polto Bias played to 200,000 people being a semi-amateur guitar player and basically a nobody.

That was just from knowing a guy who had that gig lined up whether Paul came or not. Not thru any merit on Paul's composing or playing prowess. That's some mighty fine coat tail ridin'

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Is Paul still alive? Do we know what happened to him post 2001?

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8 minutes ago, AxlRoseCDII said:

Is Paul still alive? Do we know what happened to him post 2001?

He was in a band called Mank Rage. But I haven't any other informations.

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1 hour ago, Sosso said:

He was in a band called Mank Rage. But I haven't any other informations.

together with Dave Lank (see UYI, liner notes for Don't Damn Me ;) ). those two also were in a band called AXL back in Lafayette in the late 1970's - together with Axl and Izzy. Izzy and Axl of course in the next incarnation of AXL in LA, which later evolved into Rose and later renamed to Hollywood Rose. the rest is well known history :) 

edit: fuck, I got it wrong, story fixed.

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I get the feeling Tobias really helped Axl with his songs, maybe the way Slash did on UYI. 

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On 9.4.2017 at 0:06 PM, RONIN said:

How do you go from Back off Bitch to Catcher in the Rye? 

How do you go from Out Ta Get Me to November Rain?

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1 hour ago, Sosso said:

How do you go from Out Ta Get Me to November Rain?

Simple - Axl has talent. Tobias doesn't.

November Rain was also one of the first songs Axl wrote.

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12 hours ago, maynard said:

When you think you did something amazing, remember Polto Bias played to 200,000 people being a semi-amateur guitar player and basically a nobody.

Pretty much. Dude is the poster boy for nepotism.  For the zero talent that he is, it's incredible what he was able to achieve.

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Forget his piano, Buckethead's guitar is where it's at.

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I wonder how much Paul wrote and what. 

He's credited as songwriter on some of the raddest tunes. Good job Paul. 

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10 minutes ago, J Dog said:

Forget his piano, Buckethead's guitar is where it's at.

says the pianist :P

37 minutes ago, RONIN said:

Simple - Axl has talent. Tobias doesn't.

November Rain was also one of the first songs Axl wrote.

yes! like way way back. :heart:

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On 4/8/2017 at 9:20 AM, Sosso said:

I would be interested to hear a isolated track from his piano playing on that song since it seems buried in the final mix. 

yeah that'd be cool :)

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10 hours ago, Sosso said:

How do you go from Out Ta Get Me to November Rain?

Nice try.

Too bad 'November Rain' was written before 'Out Ta Get Me' :facepalm:

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9 hours ago, Wagszilla said:

I wonder how much Paul wrote and what. 

He's credited as songwriter on some of the raddest tunes. Good job Paul. 

Saying "Good job Paul" is fightin' words in these parts friend. :lol:

He has songwriting credits all over Chinese Democracy. Something like 80-85% of the album is credited to Tobias. He co-wrote the best rocker from that era, "Oh My God". That's insane. Was this guy really that good of a songwriter? He's basically the Izzy Stradlin' of Chinese Democracy if Axl's crediting system is to be believed.

There's no way this is possible. I mean it can't be...can it? :o

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4 minutes ago, RONIN said:

Saying "Good job Paul" is fightin' words in these parts friend. :lol:

He has songwriting credits all over Chinese Democracy. Something like 80-85% of the album is credited to Tobias. He co-wrote the best rocker from that era, "Oh My God". That's insane. Was this guy really that good of a songwriter? He's basically the Izzy Stradlin' of Chinese Democracy if Axl's crediting system is to be believed.

There's no way this is possible. I mean it can't be...can it? :o

Maybe he wrote one line or one note and Axl gave him the credits. 

When it came to guitars Bucket and Robin did an amazing job. 

 Tommy had said that in the early CD days there were some people who din't even know shit about music and I am sure it was directed at Paul. 

Bucket, Josh and Robin were already talented and had their own fan base, when it came to Paul, he was a nobody. 

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