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  1. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

  2. Wacky World of The Ominous Avocado Man Izzy Stradlin and NO! Gang

    High School Izzy (plaid shirt) with Paul Huge:
  3. Are GNR the new Rolling stones?

    If Axl and Slash sat down to chat like this: ...the forum would lose it's goddamn mind. But that's asking way too much.
  4. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    It's Coachella audio over the 1988 video. I just thought it was interesting to see them mashed up. If I'm being honest, my perception of how good they sounded probably went up tenfold, when the sound came out of those young, rough guys. It's like a mind trick. I know I am judging them way more harshly now.
  5. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    It's interesting-there's this general belief I think that if we got the Appetite 5 together these shows would feel more genuine- there is a sliver of disconnect now between the band and the songs they are playing. I don't know that the line up would make a difference,though. Appetite was so powerful because it was youth personified and because it was written and performed by a bunch of debaunched gutter rats who were living that life. Out to Get Me is much less impactful coming from a guy who has been a super coddled multi-millionaire for three decades. Duff is no longer Punk as Fuck. I thought this was interesting, in terms of what an impact a band's persona can make on a live performance: Grace is never going to be punk either- it's hard to be a pampered rich "punk" and not seem like a total poser. I don't know that that is Grace's goal anyway- she's not doing punk so much as that pouty, fakey, Instagram-y thing that I don't understand because I'm an old person. There's no depth to her facade and that's understandable because she is 20 freaking years old. I blame Duff and Susan for putting her in the position of having people yell "nepotism" at her. They should just back off and let her do her thing in clubs for the next 6 months or ten years or whatever. Stop trying to make "fetch" happen.
  6. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I mean, somebody's got to make it up to me- that was a lot of sports talk, so...
  7. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    What Izzy lacked in shirtlessness he made up for in pants- tightness, which is nice.
  8. Fly GNAIR

    As long as they finish the rant by peeing on the plane and screaming, “WHERE’S IZZY?!”
  9. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I'm going to say this carefully, but in part the rock guys are untouchable because the groupie scene has muddied the waters to an unbelievable extent. Many (not all) women were active participants in their own degradation back then. Many weren't, but it's extremely hard for them to rise above that image. Roxana Shirazi can call herself a feminist all she wants, but her behavior muddies the waters. Why does Axl still wear those ridiculous t-shirts? Because he can, baby.
  10. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    It's hard to talk in practical terms about Slash's divorce for the same reason it is hard to talk in practical terms about Izzy's lack of inclusion in GnR. This does not seem like real money to people like us. It seems like Monopoly money. Most of us could live pretty well for the rest of our lives on a 1 million dollar windfall. But these people have very different lives. So you have a 7 million dollar house in LA. Do you know how much money it takes to air condition a house like that in Southern California? How many maids do you need to keep it clean? How many landscapers do you need to keep it lush in the heat? What are property taxes like? How much in furnishings? What kind of cars are in the garage? What kinds of clothing are in the closets? What kind of private schools are your kids going to? Are you funding their music/modeling careers? How many lawyers and accountants do you have to keep on hand to manage this amount of cash? The amount of money these guys are taking in and putting out each month is mind boggling. None of them, including their spouses, girlfriends and children, live like we do. Also, I think Slash will pay out somewhat for Perla's silence. Slash is no angel. Perla was with him for a long time- and he wasn't sober for a lot of it. She's seen and heard some shit.
  11. Not a bad dream! Shadow!
  12. That was a great sounding Jungle. Strong. Sound is better, crowd is better too.
  13. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    It's not even about Axl to a large extent. The more I look at it the sadder that show seemed. They clearly couldn't fill the stadium. Their sound engineers are sub-par apparently, their graphics suck, and overall the band is completely sterile. Slash plays guitar well, but they put on a terrible show.
  14. GNR Women's Discussion - Part 2

    I posted this in the show thread and honestly the more of it I watch, the sadder it makes me. I've posted on here several times that I much preferred the AXL/DC show I went to over the NITL show. And I'm not even a huge fan of AC/DC. I was confused by that at first, but videos like this make it clear- they are just a more professional band, no matter who the lead singer is. They sound good on that stage. The production is better. The sound is better. They have chemistry. They are putting on a fucking rock show for that audience. They clearly didn't take the easiest, cheapest path. Anyway, different band, same stadium, same acoustics, a few years back:
  15. Just for contrast here is ACDC a few years earlier in the same stadium. You don't have to watch very long to see the difference in the sound, the crowd and the vibe, onstage and off. From seats in the back.
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