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  1. Copyright Strikes....

    This guy has some amazing drumming videos... Motley, QOTSA, Blink, Foo. The only video of his without a backing track due to copyright: GNR.... rock n' roll. That's how you court the next generation of fans! (still rocks, though, so f you).
  2. Yeah, that’s the thing. Slash had a Guns album in ‘94... was likely close to another in ‘96... and now another in 2020. That’s what he does. The only thing standing in the way of a new GNR album... Axl’s voice Axl’s vocal melodies Axl’s lyrics Axl’s interest / inspiration / creative state / work ethic / drive
  3. But what about this box of... Pitman sub bass melod--- THROW IT AWAY! "Jamming with Axl" I want to know that someday Axl and Slash will play guitars together again. How could that not result in a cool song?
  4. The TSI cover.

    guys there's no way that was intentional this is like the f'n face on mars
  5. AFD is so crisp... really the remaster didn't do much to my ears because it was already solid as a rock. The 5.1 mix, however, takes that crispness and literally puts you in the room with them. It's a religious experience. With the UYI's as they are, there just isn't the distinctness to each player / instrument. I get that a song like November Rain probably wouldn't have been the larger than life thing it was without it's sort of "blockbuster album" production.... but it sucks it had to be a one size fits all kind of thing for the rockin' songs. I just think a song like Dust N' Bones... if it was recorded during the AFD sessions... would have been that much better of a song.
  6. The TSI cover.

    A lot of negative commentary about TSI is that it was "lazy" what does that even mean?
  7. The TSI cover.

    does this make you hungry
  8. would they really release 21 songs w/ alt mixing could we really get it i don’t want to get hurt
  9. NITL live videos on youtube

    Everybody!!! I'm a cowboy.... ♬....
  10. NITL live videos on youtube

    Damn I didn't realize... haha, that clip I posted had been up for like 4 years. You can do it yourself in Audacity... some songs sound really cool (Nightrain especially). It's really fascinating how much of a shift in mood a key change can provide. Whenever I see that youtube takedown pic on this forum I just picture: Hard at work! /salute . They might have let you drink their piss after a show in the 80's, if they knew what an ally you would become.
  11. His pacemaker went off about 4 times a song when he played w/ Michael Jackson in 2001, apparently! It wasn't calibrated right -- pretty nuts. You'd never know 'cause he was business as usual playing. I like how he had to play Black or White at that show; I remember reading in an interview he thought the main riff to that song was "gay," and that he only did the pre-song guitar jam.... Fast forward he's rockin this "gay" riff live w/ a fishnet shirt on. Anyhow... haha
  12. The TSI cover.

    Canned spaghetti has an appeal of its own; you should view it as a totally different food than regular. I haven’t had it in like two decades, but it’s good... in a very specific way. And it’s also trash.
  13. Need your help!

    This is like the sleeper thread right now. Very innocuous title, yet the harbinger of hopefully great things to come!
  14. I used to think he sounded cheesy... but now I don't.... at all, haha. Not sure what changed. All the songs have grown on me. I'll take some overwrought soulful belting over middling sunset strip cliches, if we have to choose . If you wanna get Slash to stop noodling we need someone to turn to him and start belting it out into his face like Rod, haha. Then Slash will do the crouch and start foot stomping... you know what I'm talkin about!
  15. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    Yeah it’s got this weird reputation, don’t you think? The critical reception wasn’t even that poor, Rolling Stone liked it, ALLMUSIC gives it 2/5 and then the actual text of the review is basically all praise.... negativity was mostly around Look At Your Game Girl, SIDHY is kind of unconventional and the fact that it didn’t sell like gangbusters... but why would it have? It was kinda just more UYI, which by that point, pop culture wise, was pretty exhausted. I feel like people just kinda say it sucks because that’s what some people decided, haha. I had it in my head it wasn’t good but then you actually listen to it with no expectations... it *sounds* f’n awesome.... Black Leather, Attitude, Ain’t It Fun, Hair of the Dog... Human Being is really an Axl highlight.... and Down On the Farm is f’n fun. In an alternate timeline these were going to be integral parts of UYI.
  16. Runnin' Down a Dream into aggressive beginner Guitar Center riff. Prolly not the basis for a song.
  17. That kind of anecdote is why I don't think Slash really cares about money past a certain point... I bet he was having a blast. It's why I don't think his tenure in GNR is guaranteed if nothing new happens. People always talk about that divorce... what does Slash spend money on?? Dinosaur toys and pinball machines? He lives out of a suitcase and gets everything for free.
  18. Ain't Life Grand rocks. Why does it sound so different than everything else he's done? I want to say it sounds "blacker" but I don't even know what that means. But doesn't it? And I don't just mean Rod Jackson... or maybe I do... does Slash really just adapt to his vocalist that strongly? I don't think so... he seems to come up with his ideas in isolation. But something like Shine... or Mean Bone, Just Like Anything...The Truth.... like, they just have this... not R&B, but... some kinda vibe... does anyone know what I'm talking about?? Somehow it musically seems to indulge Slash's cheeseball instincts the least -- even on a cheesy ass song like Speed Parade
  19. Need your help!

    Any of the cutting room floor stuff from TSI would be cool for this set, too! Not sure if anyone mentioned it. (since a lot of them were destined for UYI originally; I doubt it'll ever get a second look on its own) Also basically, more Izzy. Izzy TSI tracks? Bring up Izzy levels on every song.... yeah Do the 5.1 thing again -- that was brilliant. Some kind of dry mix, alt mix.... remix thing. Not just a more compressed remaster. Remaster them true to the original sound but then do a seperate disc without the sheen and all those effects... just bare-bones it. That will really open those albums up for a fresh look from more than just hardcore fans. A lot of the original mastering / mixing choices really neutered the more rocking songs and the turning down of Izzy diminished the interplay that makes AFD so classic (even though it's there!). You can say it's a quintessential part of what the albums are / were... but they just sound dated to that early 90's era in a way that diminishes the work and it's a common refrain among critics and fans. Given what other Super Deluxe stuff for other big artists has been done in the last 5 years, it's gotta be possible.
  20. I can’t really trust you as a source given your fanatical Michael Jackson takes.
  21. Is it common knowledge that GNR recorded Hanoi Rocks’ "A Beer and a Cigarette” and the Stooges' “Down on the Street” for the Spaghetti Incident but they were never released? I had no idea! I wonder if that’s the kinda thing they could squeeze into the UYI box. Everyone is always talking about Ain’t Goin Down... f that... those two tracks sound way more interesting.
  22. We're so starved for material as GNR fans, we've decided to re-litigate the Michael Jackson trials. Prosecution, you may call your first witness.
  23. NITL live videos on youtube

    Okay fine so low is easy? HOW LOW CAN WE GO, BABY --- C-tuning! Sludge N' Roses!