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  1. Live playing energy

    His mid-range is not what it used to be, something like Since I Don't Have You, Paradise City, SCOM, YCBM, all would have to be sung with rasp. That classic Axl voice that is instantly recognizable has been gone for a while, his natural baritone is still there, and depending on how high the notes, he can still hit them. @Gordon Comstock I'll admit I wasn't around for the CD tour days, but frank sounded very capable during the 2009-2012 days. Was there really a fuss about it? He may have been the weakest drummer of them all, but his original sound with the band, the kit itself, sounded better to me than Brain's kit. Brain's kit just seems underwhelming, even if the playing is great--Boston 2002 comes to mind.
  2. Live playing energy

    Pretty Tied up would be killllllller, those cymbals at the beginning, the great rhythm riff and Slash just ripping at the beginning. Then go into ISE
  3. RAR 2006 - When the stars aligned

    I wish the recording was the direct feed from the mixing desk, rather than the broadcast. It's a pretty great show. Too bad the reunion wasn't around this time. Axl had swag, if only he would've toured all during 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  4. NITL live videos on youtube

    If they had a huge catalogue of proshots, I'd bankrupt myself, especially with 2006-10, UYI proshots. This is good though, we have such a small inventory of proshots materials, I could probably name them all off the top of my head
  5. NITL live videos on youtube

    Has more to do with the volume levels, they didn't really normalize, plus the guitars are overlapping in the center channel, Slash is usually in the right channel with Izzy, Gilby, Fortus usually in the left. Just the guitar separation could help a lot
  6. NITL live videos on youtube

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I love the tracks on Live Era that don't have overdubs on the vocals, like You're Crazy, Don't Cry, Paradise City; despite the fact the album is brickwalled and loud. I still love listening to bootlegs, especially audience recordings, like the 1991 Stockholm shows, and the quality isn't soundboard. I just want good representations of how the performances are; so it's more about picking the right shows, than HiFi quality
  7. NITL live videos on youtube

    Honestly just made me think of the old pro-shots from the UYI tour; audio is stereo, but the guitars aren't separated into either channel correctly, both kind of in the center. Not mixed, so instruments somewhat overshadow each other at certain portions. It's funny, if you're someone like me who loves bootlegged live shows, the crazy jumps in quality and variation amongst recordings. Saskatoon sounds better, in terms of the dynamic range and instrument levels, and it's from a 27 year old VHS tapes. The Boston 2002 soundboard is pretty good, and yet ALL the Rock in Rio soundboard I've ever heard, no matter the artist, is just terrible. I enjoyed the songs though, can't wait for more
  8. NITL live videos on youtube

    Sounds like the live mixing, it's weird, Slash isn't in the right channel, as usual. Who knows, should be fine though
  9. NITL live videos on youtube

    I'm not so sure, they just posted a picture the other day, on Facebook, with Axl in his white jacket, almost a profile shot, showing his gut sticking out. Maybe, or they could just pick a 16 show, where he honestly looks the best. Right after he gets out of the wheelchair
  10. NITL live videos on youtube

    Even Axl at his best, in NuGNR, I think can be an acquired taste. It's just a different sound from UYI and Appetite, could be quite jarring to a lot of casual fans
  11. I'm not that intimate with the era, so that was probably a misspeak on my part. I understand what you're saying about the other people helping writing, I'm not against people collaborating; I'm just saying, if one or two of those old songs (since they are Axls songs) was recorded, and then they all collaborated to make 8-10 new tracks, id be much happier than 10 reworks. The best GN'R tracks have elements from each member, plus I think Fortus and Slash could write some killer new stuff
  12. I'm just saying, think of the GN'R catalogue, if they did that and it's their final album Appetite Lies UYI I & II Tokyo show TSI - cover album Live era - rerecorded live album Chinese Democracy Essentially Chinese Democracy II Just doesn't feel right to me. I'd rather have a total collaboration. Do you think Duff and Slash, who already seem not heavily invested in the band, want the final part of their involvement with GN'R be a rerecording of 20 year old songs written by other people? Seems like even more wasted time unless the album is the best hard rock album of the year
  13. Do we really wanna add that caveat to the GN'R catalogue? The last 26 years of the band came an overproduced album the record label wouldn't release, and then a rerecording by the reunion lineup of songs rejected for said album? If that's how all of this shakes out, I'll be slightly disappointed; the album would have to be great. In the same way I've already heard shadow of your love, I don't need to hear another version of hardschool really.
  14. This just makes me wonder, if Fernando has to constantly keep deferring to Axl, almost unequivocally, what the hell does he actually manage or do? Does he help with the tour? Does he do anything tangible that we can see? I'm not trying to insult the guy, it seems like a quite difficult job. But with Axl having an agent, a record label, along with everyone else having an agent (and also being one of the biggest bands in the world), i just simply wonder what his week to week job consists of in the GN'R operations.. I think it has less to do with him as a person, although him saying "Fuck Rick" is really unprofessional, and more with the fact that his job should be to manage the band in the best way possible. For us, hardcore and new fans alike, we cut our teeth on the albums and live performances of this band. If, ALL SIGNS, are pointing to 'this band should release some live stuff during this pandemic if they can't release new music', then it seems really detrimental to the band that live videos have been taken down in the last year, and nothing of note has or seemingly positive will be released. It's difficult to stay positive when something seems so obvious and easy; yet here we are with no results. The band is willing to recognize the old eras, like the Hammerstein playlist, but not self-aware enough to release a live video from that great show. Seems really sad, so many simple, incredibly simple things can be done, and they're not. Maybe there's a lot to deal with that we don't realize. Maybe Axl is soooooooo difficult to work with, we couldn't even imagine. Or maybe the record label, who knows. All I know, is that transparency would be more appreciated than anything besides some new material or pro shots. That way, if I know this band has no future, I can move on. Instead, were left chomping at the bits of what might be.
  15. NITL live videos on youtube

    so we'll have to wait till everyone dies to get UYI proshots or just have leaks/hidden bootlegs like the Saskatoon show come out. This must be what Pink Floyd fans feel.. no proshots from Dark Side of the moon, Animals, Wish you were here or The Wall.. welp, even after my rather short fandom, I understand why many of the veterans of this forum and of the band in general have put GN'R to the side.
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