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  1. Happy 10th Anniversary to Chinese Democracy!

    I love it as much now as I did when I heard the first demos and when I bought it 10 years ago. I'm just too close to it to give an unbiased opinion I think. I wanted to love it because I love Axl and wanted him to hit a home run and in my mind he did. But I know in saying that I have a definite side, just like a lot of the haters who blamed Axl solely for the breakup of the band weren't going to like this at any cost. Tough to get a clear unbiased read on the album but I find myself relistening over and over again. Job well done for all involved and I appreciated the effort. I'll tell you something from the time of the release that never sat well with me though. When the November 2008 rolling stone magazine came out they gave it 4 out of 4 stars with the headline reading "the most anticipated album of all time and Axl made it worth the wait". A glowing song by song breakdown that was super complimentary. Then about 2 months later on the rolling stone website if you searched for the Chinese Democracy review it linked to a 2.5 star lukewarm review by a different writer. WTF!? I remember reading around that time that Axl had written an in depth piece about his side of the original lineup's implosion and what it took to rebuild and rolling stone had told him whenever he was ready to put it out they would make space. I've always assumed they did that bait and switch review bullshit because of something in relation to that. Maybe Axl told them it was done and to clear their schedule then pulled back or something like that. Anyone remember this?
  2. Can you give me a time stamp for what you mean when you say "the oooh in Chi Dem"? The retro 90s album comment is very interesting. I guess another example could be the outro of Prostitute. I've always thought of it as similar to the outro on Locomotive just remixed by Moby. If I'm understating your point that is.
  3. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    Ugh that Winston Salem design was one of the bigger disappointments of all the lithos. I'm surprised he chose that one to use as a promo piece for another event.
  4. I love this subject so much I stared a very similar thread back in 2011 with some excellent responses from other posters. Could be fun to compare those answers to the ones given now 7 years later.
  5. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    What did you end up paying/trading for Kobe if you don't mind me asking?
  6. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    I wouldn't buy it because i don't care for the design that much, but that seems like a very fair price.
  7. Thanks for taking a crack at it. That's more then I had.
  8. Anybody have lyrics to evaders mix?
  9. I'd kill to hear this evader clip too for the record.
  10. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    Very cool. Pittsburgh and Arizona! 2 of my favorites, both are underappreciated.
  11. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    What's everyone's pick for most underrated litho? I'm talking mostly design only but if there is one that's really rare but you don't hear people asking for it thats fine too. Mine would be Pittsburgh 2016. The molten steel effect looks soooo cool when you see it in person. That and NY/NJ night 1 from 2016. It's got subtle lightning effects that you don't notice at first glance and the raised sparks on the print really stick out. As far as rare pieces that I don't hear too many people praising I personally really love Munich from 2017. What's everyone else's sleeper picks?
  12. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    That's the nicest of the bunch this leg in my opinion.
  13. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    @estrangedtwat There is a guy producing high quality reproductions...his eBay name is Warpig! Fucking scumbag that he is. He polluted the market making the uninformed collector feel that there were more lithos available then there actually were. And he made the hardcore collectors skeptical that there were fakes out there.
  14. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    Totally agree in terms of design but as far as scarcity it might be the spider.
  15. Tour Lithographs and show specific artwork

    Well some people like nice cars, but I'd rather look at those lithos any day! I've mentioned this before and maybe the forum isn't the place to catalog it but it would he great to see which members have which lithos. A comprehensive list, so people can approach each other about possible trades. Maybe that lithorati.com website would host something like that?
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