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Everything posted by EvanG

  1. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    Izzy is a terrible lyricist.
  2. What's your unpopular GN'R opinion?

    I think it's one of Izzy's finest compositions on UYI. Also one of the few good lyrics he brought in for those records.
  3. AIC are metal, but that's the point... bands from that area all sounded different, I don't think anyone can explain what ''grunge'' is. And yes, Diorama is brilliant, hard to believe that guy was so young when he wrote such complexed songs. And now he's doing RnB/dance crap, such a shame!
  4. Not all of the songs, but there are enough metal influences to be found. Freakshow is even more metal. With Neon Ballroom they departed from that sound and also became a much better band.
  5. Silverchair were way too metal at first to be Nirvana in pyjamas. The only comparison was that they were a threesome and the singer had shoulder length unwashed blonde hair like Kurt.
  6. Could be! I believe it was Everett True, a journalist, who first came up with that term because to him all those bands from that area sounded dirty and raw or something. Those bands didn't like being called that way because most bands from that area sounded pretty different.
  7. Weren't those grunge bands considered alternative? Because they didn't call themselves ''grunge'', no one even knew what it meant, except a name given to rock bands from Washington, but then all of a sudden every band that wasn't just metal, hardrock or punk was called ''grunge'' after that. Bands like Bush and Silverchair were massive by the mid and late 90's and they hated being called grunge.
  8. SRV - Pride & Joy Don't know why I never learned to play it before, it's all kinds of fun and another good string muting exercise.
  9. Forum Question

    Because it looks sexy. s e x y
  10. What Are You Listening To 2019

    If you like that one by Anouk, you might also like this one.
  11. The Walking Dead Season 8 Discussion

    Michonne getting cut in her pregnant belly must have been one of the most disturbing moments in The Walking Dead so far.
  12. The Religion/Spirituality Thread

    I believe in a thing called love.
  13. General Chat / Random Musings

    My country is number 6 on that list, yet yesterday a very right-wing populist party won the elections over here because some people seem to be very unhappy about the current situation, so yeah... Except I think that I'm the same age as Len.... ha! And maybe even madder! (Although I don't get sexually aroused by swans)
  14. Duff's solo album Tenderness: OUT NOW

    I liked the other one more because it reminds me of Wilco, but it's ok... I do like the strings a lot. It's cool he's doing something that people don't expect of him, though.
  15. General Chat / Random Musings

    Yes, and then you and Soul got into it... while now you guys are almost besties! (why am I reading 5 year old posts anyway?)
  16. General Chat / Random Musings

    It is, had I been born in your country I might have felt different and be more nationalistic. Who knows. On a side note, I scrolled through the first pages of this thread (to see how old it is), and you were a fucking madman back then. You've softened.
  17. General Chat / Random Musings

    It used to be a hassle when you had to exchange currency all the time (we always went to a bakery in a Belgian town or grocery shopping in Germany), but thanks to the Euro that problem is solved.
  18. General Chat / Random Musings

    I don't think there's anything wrong with national pride but I can't say that I have ever felt that. Maybe a little bit when my country reached the World Cup final in 2010. Or that was just excitement. It sounds kinda lame, but I consider myself more a citizen of earth than a citizen of the country I happened to be born in. Perhaps that's also because of the region I grew up in, it has been part of so many different countries in the last couple of centuries and because of its international location. Both Germany and Belgium are literally ten minutes away, when I go for a bike ride I sometimes end up in Germany or Belgium, or both, without even realizing. The people on the other side of the border not only speak the same language, they even speak the same dialect. The biggest difference between them and people on this side of the border is that they have a different nationality. I guess you can still feel proud of your country, but I dunno... it doesn't really mean much to me.
  19. What Are You Listening To 2019

  20. I've only been to London twice, and I don't know if they're standoffish, but I did notice how polite and friendly they were... I'm not used to that.
  21. Sure, it has to fit the song and the mood, shredding just for the sake of shredding is rather annoying. At the same time I feel that shredding has gotten a bad rep over the years... there's definitely an art to it. Slash is a good example, he can rip it, but a lot of his iconic solos are hardly like that.
  22. 49 People Killed in New Zealand Mass Shooting

    They woud probably not be that shocked after having spent watching hours of live coverage of the Gulf War on CNN in 1990 and 1991.
  23. When you noticed that the Axl poster in Georgie's room in Young Sheldon is from the UYI era, while the show takes place in 1989.
  24. I'm in the same boat, I've never neglected the guitar much, but I've joined a band a year ago for the first time in six years and I realized that my level wasn't what it used to be, so for almost a year now I've been practising more and slowly getting back to my old level. I'm a bit of a shredder to be honest, but more in the tradition of Slash/SRV/Hendrix and all those 70's guitarists. I've started playing the guitar when I was 11 so I have a lot of influences, went through many musical phases as a player. Corgan was also a big influence, not just as a lead guitarist, but musically speaking he was on a higher level than a lot of those alternative bands from that era that I grew up with. The riff to Cherub Rock is awesome to play when you get it right, and that solo is one of the coolest of the 90's. Bury Me is also a guitar favourite, it has a lot of melodic stuff but also some cool fast riffs. This is one of my favourite solos by Corgan.