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  1. 11/29/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

    One of the best jungle performances ever? 😂😂😂😂😂
  2. Favourite Albums of 2017 Thread

    In no order... John Carpenter's Anthology Dead Cross S/T Both Twin Peaks soundtracks (OST and Score) the soundtrack for RAW cant think of a whole lot that came out this year otherwise.
  3. Hot Tub Concert Time Machine

    The Beatles on top of the Apple Records building - The greatest band ever playing their last live show and it was them playing all the Let It Be material. Led Zeppelin - At the LA forum in '72. Have you listened to "how the west was won" ? That's why. And it's the fucking forum. KISS w/ Cheap Trick - 1977 at the LA Forum. My two favorite bands and it was used for the recording of Alive II and once again it's the forum. Guns N' Roses with Skid Row - at the Forum in 1991. What can I say, I like the forum. They played locomotive. Skid row opened. What's not to love? Any early stooges show - I saw the reunion when the weirdness came out and it was unfuckingbelievable. I can only imagine seeing them in the early days. Any pre-1984 Van Halen show. I'd say a club gig at the whisky or something but I love the material on the albums after they gained some success. any bon-era AC/DC show.
  4. Vinyl LP and Turntable Discussion

    Here's my setup and music room currently. I think it's pretty similar to what I may have posted before. i rearranged things so bands a-z have their own space and soundtracks have their own little cube and 7" are all in boxes under the turntable. the setup: Pro-Ject debut carbon esprit ortofon 2M blue cartridge Pro-Ject phono box Audioengine A5+ speakers bands a-z: (Cool fact: that's the original painting for Rob Zombie's "everybody's fucking in a UFO single and the main albums inner gatefold. It was also used for various tour merch) soundtracks:
  5. 11/29/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

    I think Slash is still playing great but he doesn't really seem to be as in to the GNR shows as he was VR or solo (aside form a couple songs like Coma, The Seeker, etc). For me, that's the main difference with him. I agree slash was great in 10/11/12 and any recent tours with his solo band. I'm just not a fan of Myles so it sort of puts a damper on the work overall for me.
  6. 11/29/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

    I was at the show, on the rail in front of slash/right by the catwalk and it was a lot of fun and it's cool to now have been at what for now is the longest GNR show ever. BUT... I go in to these shows knowing that live it sounds a lot better because Axl's voice is lost in the mix a little, there are fans cheering, and all the instruments are louder. I tried listening to a a number of tracks from the broadcast and it sort of starts to kill the illusion of how fun the show was. I really don't know how people are making such big deal about how great it was. Maybe it's lot of new GNR fans that have found the band in the last couple years or what is generally accepted has just drastically dropped in quality but man, it's hard to listen to. For me, while I love seeing Slash and Axl together.. nothing will beat the performances I saw of Axl in 12/2006 in LA (x3) or the many times I saw Slash and Duff with VR. I feel 2004-2007 for all parties involved was a time where they had matured and were "older" but were at either the top of their games (slash) or very high levels still (Axl). At the end of the day that was over a decade ago, so it is very understandable but it just blows me away a little to see people get so excited over audio of this quality.
  7. Vinyl LP and Turntable Discussion

    Really cool space, man! Love the wall with all the records. Have you seen the inside of transmission records in the UK? They did a whole floor of records then coated over it. It looks awesome. I was lucky enough to pick up Heartbreak Station from a store when I was in London and Liverpool this summer. I even found a snakeskin 12" picture disc single as well. I thought I'd find an import out here sometime but have looked for years and never came across one.
  8. 11/29/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

    That was a fun show. Was front row on the rail in front of Slash all night.
  9. Slash and Duff play on almost half of Iggy Pop's "Brick by Brick" album. I'll go with that. Izzy and Steven doing "Do you love me?" is fantastic as well.
  10. Vinyl LP and Turntable Discussion

    Finally got a decent deal on the the-dyed porno for pyros s/t RSD release from a few years back. Also picked up a few of the NIN re-issues, some of the new RSD releases and a chromatics LP from the Italians do it better site. what do everyone's set ups look like? I know we've probably all posted the, at some point but I'm sure shit changes constantly.
  11. 11/21/17 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

    I actually didn't go. I sold my ticket a while back. I'm just going to the LA show on the 29th.
  12. YOU see it as another lineup change because you spend time here on a guns n' roses message board and have followed the band continuously (and you're not wrong) but the general public sees it as slash and axl, finally back together. People barely care about Duff, much less anyone else. The fact that Axl and Slash are back is enough for most to think of it as a reunion. Quality is subjective. I struggle with Axl's performances personally as well but I have friends who are casual GN'R fans who have went to shows and though it was fucking great.
  13. It's a pretty standard ticket price for a band of this magnitude. I don't know what world you guys live in that you think a semi-reunited lineup of one of the biggest bands of all time should have low ticket prices. This board is a very weird sample of public perception because there are people here who genuinely think this is just another lineup change to what was already GN'R. In the general public's eyes, GNR hasn't existed since the 90's whether the name was used or not, so this tour is a big deal. If you can't afford it, it doesn't mean the price is wrong.
  14. 11/29/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

    in the pit for this one. I sold my Oakland ticket so this is my only show for this leg. I even did that stupid VIP upgrade, that way I don't have to wait in line all day and I'll still be first to enter the pit. can't wait.
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