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Gordon Comstock

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  1. Vinyl LP and Turntable Discussion

    I wore out my original copy years ago... I actually have like 8 different copies of AFD on vinyl now @RussTCB what do you think of the Nathaniel Rateliff album? Did you get the one with the bonus 7"?
  2. Fair enough lol. But, we know there's at least one finished album of material sitting in the vault - throw Slash and Duff on it and there's 1 new album without a ton of work. It's not impossible to think they'd keep 3-4 CD songs, work on some new songs and record a few covers for a final NITL record (AKA, not CD 2).
  3. I'm sure he could release the songs, but based on the credits in the CD booklet he wrote most songs with a couple other band members or producers. If we're to believe the songs have been 'done' for years, the writing credits would've been established in the '09-14 era or earlier. If for example, Pitman and Brain have a writing credit on an old song, does Axl just buy them out? Do they still get credited? Can he just change the writing credits (without risk of getting sued)?
  4. Motley Crue's Sixx/Lee and Bob Rock in the studio

    The song is pretty bad... and are my headphones broken or is this the worst production they've had in a long time? MGK is shit but it actually kinda makes sense that he's part of the song, since he's playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt.
  5. It's true for their whole discography, LLAS was old songs and covers, AFD had at least one old song (Anything Goes), Lies is obvious, UYI's had several AFD-era songs on them, and CD had at least one UYI-era song (This I Love). Even TSI? was about 50% leftovers from the UYI sessions. It would be foolish to think the next album wouldn't have at least a few CD-era songs. I think it'll be mostly, or entirely CD-era stuff with Slash, Duff and Melissa adding their parts. The other interesting thing about CD-era stuff is, we know there's a lot of songs, and the ones we've heard about were mostly written by a group of people who aren't around anymore ('98-02 lineups), but do you think they'd even consider working on a song if Pitman would get a writing credit? or Ron? or any random other 2-6 people? There's only 1 song on CD where Axl is credited as the sole writer, but we can assume he's got a few more ballads in the vault, waiting for a Slash solo. I wonder if that kinda legal stuff limits the number of songs they'd want to work on?
  6. This would be far, far more exciting and interesting than having Slash and Duff throw some generic riffs around Axl's melodies. Axl's material is what pushed the band (especially Slash) to their best - November Rain, Estranged.... I hope Slash adapts to something outside his comfort zone on at least a few songs.
  7. An album of only CD-era tracks would be ideal. Save all the NITL ideas until there's enough for their own album, I don't really want 1 or 2 NITL tracks sprinkled in among 10-12 CD-era tracks.
  8. What Are You Listening To 2019

    One of his most underrated tracks. I've been listening to the King Mathers era songs a lot lately, could've been a great album.
  9. The Dirt movie trailer

    I liked the book, but the movie looks pretty bad...
  10. This is the song I think he'd sound the best on, if they don't play it fast. When he has time to sing/breathe properly (and isn't screaming away like he does on SOYL) I think he could sound as good as he did in 2012/13. Or at least that's what I thought in 2016-17 (look at I Feel Good, for example). I think the key would be to play the Lies version.... raise the tempo and he's fucked. The Lies one is better than the AFD version anyway. I wish they'd bring the acoustic set back on the next tour, drop the covers in favour of You're Crazy, You Ain't The First, maybe Move To The City, they can keep Wichita Lineman... Patience and Wichita Lineman were among the best songs in the set for 2017-18, IMO.
  11. If they were to 'bring back' any of the old drummers, I hope it'd be Brain. He's the best drummer the band has had, especially for an AFD/UYI/CD set. I'm glad I got to see him do a show with Buckethead.... even if it wasn't with GNR.
  12. Not totally random though, he was in a band with Fortus called Love Spit Love in the 90's. So there was some connection to the CD line-up at least.
  13. Back in Time: Las Vegas 2000

    I get that aspect, that's why we can't post leaks publicly... but why remove posts where people are asking for links? It's not illegal to ask where to find a copy of a (almost 20 year old) concert, right?
  14. Back in Time: Las Vegas 2000

    The fact that people can't even ask where to find this show is completely absurd. It's already 'out there'... if some random GNR fan like myself has access to it then anyone else who posts on this board should be able to find it just as easily, even if we can't post it openly.
  15. 34 tracks actually, you forgot Slash's 'Universal Monsters' soundtrack
  16. What Are You Listening To 2019

  17. I wasn't trying to say that they sound exactly like UYI songs, but Axl's influence on the material is recognizable enough that CD isn't totally alien to the rest of the catalogue, especially considering that each of the classic albums progressed and explored new styles. Given what we've heard about Axl's musical tastes in the early-mid 90's it's not hard to imagine he would've explored songs like TWAT and Madagascar regardless of who was in the band. Sorry is like a progression of the experimental UYI stuff, like the outro to Locomotive or The Garden, just by a 40-something Axl instead of a 20-something Axl. We agree that it's a different style from the previous albums, but there are some similarities, mainly to the 'Axl songs' where he had to pull Slash out of his comfort zone. Buckethead's solo on There Was A Time, for example, isn't something that's really 'true to the spirit' of classic GNR. (It's still the best solo on the album tho). But Robin's solo on This I Love, for example, is good enough to hold up to the classic material and isn't a complete stylistic departure from 'GNR'. It's definitely still Robin's style of playing, and I'm not saying it's necessarily better or worse than any classic solo, but it's 'Robin doing a GNR-esque solo', which is all you could really expect on an album like CD. I think CD is a good enough album to hold up to the back catalog, and I view it as Axl progressing the GNR sound (and not doing something totally unexpected, like an album full of Silkworms-type songs), but I can see the other side of the argument too.
  18. Thanks There's plenty to debate and disagree with about this band, but we're all fans for one reason or another, I enjoy discussing and reading other opinions about them.
  19. This is sort of how you have to look at CD, though. Obviously the band was different, there is no "It's So Easy" or "You Could Be Mine" on CD, and that kind of sound isn't really what I compare it to. I look at it like this: Garden of Eden, Dead Horse, Breakdown, Coma, they're all great rock songs, filled with "Axl-isms". Axl was taking the basic hard rock sound of the band, and adding effects to it, for better or worse. In general, that's what he did with CD, IRS, Scraped, etc. And the 'epics/ballads' are a fairly clear progression IMO. But there is some retention of the classic styles, even though they're not exactly what Slash would've done. There's lots of bluesy soloing on the record, plenty of songs that Slash could've easily adapted to IMO. It's not as far removed from UYI as some people make it out to be.
  20. Ah, I misread it, sorry. Will check out the Tommy one though.
  21. The Weed Thread

  22. I can see why people think it's too far removed - it's a different band and a different sound. The production is very different from the other albums. But the themes/ideas/styles are at least somewhat comparable, the sounds are different but the artist behind them (Axl) is recognizable. Aside from the intro/outro of Better, it's basically the kind of song I would expect to hear from Axl Rose in the mid-2000's. It's a rocker with modern elements, that retains some classic characteristics (the vocals, the guitar solo, etc). Same with IRS, at it's core it's a bluesy hard rock song with modern elements (though the final version suffers a lot from over-production). If Slash and Duff can keep the 'Axl-isms' to a minimum then I can imagine an album of similar rockers. Is the song Chinese Democracy, aside from the intro, really that far removed from say, Garden of Eden? Slash doing 'heavier' (I don't want to say 'metal') stuff like Nothing To Say, or some stuff from Contraband, makes me think he'd fit songs similar to Better or CD quite well in the studio.
  23. The Weed Thread

    Indica is probably what kept you from moving out of the chair I usually smoke indica, that's what I grow for myself. As far as the 'milder' strains, I would recommend researching/trying Blueberry Kush or Northern Lights. Both are relatively low in THC (usually >15%) and are among the most popular strains. Or there are strains like this which are low in THC and high in CBD, which is more relaxing and less anxiety-inducing. If you don't want to smoke it, those strains or similar ones should be easy to find in a vaporizer, or you could try capsules (they're like normal pills or vitamins). Failing that, you could make cannabis-butter and make cookies, brownies, etc. Sativa is basically the opposite of indica, it's mostly a 'head high' instead of a 'body high'. You'll probably have some 'brilliant' stoner thought and ramble and giggle about it for more time than you realize. If you can track it down, Willie Nelson is a great strain. Otherwise I'd recommend Super Silver Haze or Sour Diesel. Some of the fruity strains like Tangerine Dream are nice too. @soon I'm also high and this kinda took a while but c'mon, share your thoughts
  24. Don't get me wrong, it's understandable why you didn't ask certain questions. But with a GNR-based podcast interviewing the current GNR guitar player, I was hoping for more. Looking forward to you next interview with Fortus though.... do you know when we can expect to hear it?