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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Tour 2014 / 2015

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1 hour ago, Tom-Ass said:

I don't think it is "terrible" but it just isn't great and yes at times bad. It was great to see Slash/Axl and Duff onstage but the I think the quality of the actual songs is underwhelming. I just watched Anastasia from Sydney and it blows away what GnR are doing. That isn't even a GnR song but it seems to capture the GnR vibe more than Guns are right now. I watch them and just get turned off by either Frank, Fortus or Axl's voice by the end of it. Even when they are all sounding good the tempos seem way too fast and the vibe of the song is just lost. And Slash even seems off with this band. He was playing the best guitar of his life before this tour and its like WTF happened? 

They are best at some of the Illusions songs but even November Rain is played stupid fast. It's just weird. The Appetite and LIES songs forget it... 

The elements that sound different are very NuGnR to me due to Fortus and Frank and I hate it. Hated NuGnR.. This might work better for people who were fans of that crap I guess.

All good, I don't take it as criticism or ridicule at all but I appreciate you expressing that. 

Also a hardcore fan since 87.. I even have GnR ink... I just know they could and should be way better than this. Part of me says that they are only 6 shows into it and need to shake off the cobwebs and build chemistry. Part of me says they should have done that before the tour. Part of me says it is useless because Frank and Fortus will always sound like crap. I don't care how long they have been in the band.. They are just hired hands and Slash and Duff are back. They should do some homework and try and play the songs truer to their original forms. They shouldn't treat it as NuGnR anymore.

I just hope something changes

 

 

Fair enough. And I do concur with some of the things you addressed here.

To help understand my POV, I should probably state that when I first got into the band in '87 -- I was an uber Axl fan. He was the star of the band to me and could do no wrong. I didn't even mind the tantrums, rants or tardiness, as that was part of the fun and appeal for me. These guys just danced to the beat of their own drum and Axl was the epitome of that.

But things changed for me around 1993 as I started learning to play guitar. I'd always been huge fan of Slash and his sound (Slash and Stevie Ray Vaughan are my all time favs), but it just went to a new level as I became more of a player. Then, when all the events from 1994 - 1997 occurred, I just defected to Slash's side as he was still playing and Axl/GN'R was doing nothing. I saw Slash play as often as I could. Snakepit, Blues Ball, VR, etc. When the GN'R CD songs started to leak out, I was intrigued and still an Axl fan but it never hit for me as Slash's music did. Didn't care for any of the guitarists that Axl hired. They weren't Slash. Conversely, none of the vocalists that played with Slash were Axl. Something was just missing from both (although I did like Rod Jackson and now Myles Kennedy).

The point of the above is that I've been much more a fan of Slash's bands than Axl's bands. So I agree with most of the things you've said. But, in the end, the most important thing to me is having Axl and Slash back together. As long as those 2 are on stage, I'm good. Adding Duff makes things a notch or two better, as would Izzy, Steven or Matt. But not having them wasn't ever a deal breaker for me. That said, I would be in heaven if we could get the original 5 back together or even the UYI lineup with Izzy/Matt.

So, in summary, you and I are on the same page regarding Slash's band. I'm much more a fan of those guys than Axl's hired Guns.

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1 hour ago, thunderram said:

Blues Ball

You bastard.. That's the only one I missed.. I have a bootleg DVD at least lol

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50 minutes ago, Tom-Ass said:

You bastard.. That's the only one I missed.. I have a bootleg DVD at least lol

HAHA. Yeah, it was a pretty cool gig. JAN 1997 at The Edge nightclub in Palo Alto, CA. First time I ever met the top hatted one. In fact, at every single show I've ever been to, sans VR or GN'R, Slash has always come off his tour bus to meet and greet fans. It's one of the many things I dig about him. Anyway, I don't recall everything they played that night, but Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis handled most the vocals and they did songs such as Magic Carpet Ride, Superstition, Hoochie Coochie Man and Night Prowler. I recall Slash teasing the crowd with the intro to My Michelle but then said there's no way they're playing it! I don't think there was more than 600-700 people in attendance.

I once saw Snakepit at the tiny Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, CA. I don't think there was 300 people there. It was crazy. Easily the most intimate show I've ever been to.

I have a bootleg video of one of the Rod Jackson Snakepit shows hidden somewhere in my collection. One of these days I'll try to dig it up and transfer it to DVD and maybe I could get you to trade me a copy of that Blues Ball show you got. I'd love to re-live that set.

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1 hour ago, thunderram said:

I once saw Snakepit at the tiny Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, CA. I don't think there was 300 people there. It was crazy. Easily the most intimate show I've ever been to.

Yeah I saw the second Snakepit at a tiny beach type bar in Hyannis MA. I actually met him that night for the first time which is a pretty funny story in itself. 

 

 

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On 5/8/2016 at 7:19 PM, Whiskey Rose said:

Ok. So for me, it has always been about Axl..never even cared to check out Slash with this band..but..but..I just now listened to Anastasia for the first time and it is brilliant, just brilliant. Axl singing this song as he is right now, with that absolutely beautiful guitar from Slash? Yes please. Yes. It WOULD be killer.

Check this shit out ;)

 

 

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9 hours ago, Nosaj Thing said:

I fucking miss these guys.

:lol: I understand! Hopefully Axl gets busy with ac/dc again, and these guys can then finish that 3rd album.

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Nothing would be better than having them open the GNR shows.

Put out your 3rd album and open for GNFNR

Slash is already the man at these shows

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