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  1. I really like Wichita, too. I especially like how they GNR-ified it once the drums kick in.
  2. What are your top and bottom 3 covers from Axl and/or GNR? The rules are they have to be covers that were never recorded in studio by the band (so no Spaghetti, LALD, etc.). Top 3 1) Free Fallin' 2) Salt of the Earth 3) The Seeker Worst 3 1) Black Hole Sun 2) We Will Rock You 3) Come Together I like the think that back in Axl's prime he could sing any rock genre song and make it better than the original. BHS is obviously him not in his prime, but the other two songs just don't do it for me for some reason. On paper you think they would though. Axl's version of Free Fallin' is peak Axl, though. Doesn't get much better than that.
  3. Just listened to For Those About to Rock from 9/2 and it reminded me that Axl is 100% aware of when he's "got it" and when he doesn't. It's just evident in his body language, his eyes, the way he moves on stage, and of obviously in his voice. When he knows he's on point, he has that extra swagger. To me, this is 100% indication that he's not oblivious to how he sounds when he's all mickey. He knows. I just don't think there's anything he can do about it when he is mickey. It just is what it is. Look at some of the shows from 2006 (Rock Am Ring), 2010 (YCBM, O2 in 2010), and some of the early 2016 stuff. He knows when he has it and when he doesn't.
  4. I think among all the "new" songs that came out of the leaks, the real lost gem is Catcher in the Rye. I mean, as fans, how long have we all waited for a high quality version of Catcher with Brian May? Since the day the original leaked. While I love Ron's solo during the last verse, the album version is a muddled mess. The mix on this version is better and the layers are *somewhat* toned down, but best of all we get the May contributions. Not to mention that little synth breakdown before the solo is WAY better on this version than on the album version. The only thing better from the album version are the drums. But they were mixed too low anyway...
  5. Pretty much what everyone needs to know. Except, I'd argue it's more his middle register than is problematic. So, he's good low and real high, but not his mid-range. AC/DC was great because there is almost no mid-range. It's all high. Think about the songs he sucks on: Paradise SCOM YCBM Parts of Nightrain Second half of Estranged Rocket Queen The list goes on. The thing is, almost all GNR songs shift from low to mid to high during the same song, sometimes even mid verse. Take Estranged for example: When I find out all the reasons Maybe I'll find another way Find another day With all the changing seasons of my life Maybe I'll get it right next time An now that you've been broken down Got your head out of the clouds You're back down on the ground The red indicates mid-range vocals, and these are the parts he's mickey on. The blue then shifts to low, and he sounds good. And there is a brief line that shifts to high where you get the classic rasp. This is a perfect example of why Axl sounds great sometimes and like crap other times. Fact is, he just doesn't have his mid-range anymore. And it's a shame because so many GNR songs were written with that mid-range.
  6. Seriously. People actually think a single will be dropped? 100% won't happen.
  7. Really want to hear a finished version of Nothing. Love Axl's vocal melody and the way he's singing in his natural voice. The song sounds like the love child of Patience/D'yer Mak'er/Rod Stewart. Some improvements would be the addition of guitars and real drums.
  8. The "New Album" Thread

    To me it's the other way around. The verses are what make that song (the first especially. I think the lyrics could be better on the second). I like the way Axl sings on the chorus, but I don't like the melody or the lyrics.
  9. One of my favorite Axl performances what 2010 at the Rose Bar. Right at his 2010 peak. Perfect rasp and perfect tone at this gig. Just listen to the Mr. Brownstone from this show. Not a single crack, great control, and his tone is spot on. One of my biggest regrets was not seeing them in 2010.
  10. I think Devious Bastard definitely could have been one of the songs with Slash in mind. It's like a combination of UYI and Ain't Life Grand material.
  11. Disagree that any of those are catchy choruses. The closest to catchy would be Shacklers. 100% not TWAT and definitely not Better. The verses and intro are really the only catchy part to Better.
  12. What ChiDem song has a catchy chorus? I love CD, but I can't really think of any song that actually has a catchy chorus. To me, SOG is the only song from this era that has a chorus that could get stuck in my head.
  13. I really enjoyed Dead Horse. It was an actual rock n roll moment in a tour that's pretty much been on cruise control. I thought Axl's vocals were surprisingly decent. Also got a kick out of the stage guy in the background at 3:16 putting his hands to his face almost as if he's thinking "oh god, what are they doing..."
  14. Anyone else think the "ooh oohhhs" in Quicksong seem extremely out of place? The vocal line seems fine, but definitely not the "Ohhs". Hope those get dropped.
  15. True, the outro could be tighter. But I actually think the last 5-7 seconds were awesome. The way they ended in sync with the "Heeyy Heys" was great. Overall, I'd give it a 7.5/10 but I think they can realistically get it to 9/10. Only thing preventing a 10/10 is Axl just not being able to deliver with as much power as needed in some spots.
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