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23 hours ago, Nicklord said:

Well this song is amazing

 

It must be one of those songs Mark talked about. I absolutely love it!

He says: “It’s like a John Carpenter movie – this old school synth-wave kind of vibe. Somebody might hear the record and have no idea that was intended, but for a batch of songs, I tapped into some old loops that I either created or found randomly online.

“I worked with them in the background to inspire me to go in a different direction. I loved working like that! 

We challenge ourselves to not repeat ourselves and find new inspiration to add a different layer to what we do. It’s particularly challenging when you’ve had so many records, but when I showed Myles what I was thinking he absolutely loved it and was on board right away.”

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Watching the Lolapaloza stream it dawned on me this band is almost 10 years old. Way longer than VR or any of the Snakepits.

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11 hours ago, moreblack said:

Watching the Lolapaloza stream it dawned on me this band is almost 10 years old. Way longer than VR or any of the Snakepits.

Not only that, but I believe at this point Slash has recorded more original music with Myles than Axl. Two songs off the Slash solo album, plus all of Apocalyptic Love, World On Fire and Living The Dream. I think that surpasses the number of tracks on AFD and UYI. Since I'm only talking original music, I'm not counting TSI toward the Slash/Axl total. 

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Wow, Pay No Mind riff was written by Mark and Wouldn't You Rather was written by Myles. I would think it was the other way around! 

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On 05/08/2019 at 6:38 PM, MidnightToker said:

Not only that, but I believe at this point Slash has recorded more original music with Myles than Axl. Two songs off the Slash solo album, plus all of Apocalyptic Love, World On Fire and Living The Dream. I think that surpasses the number of tracks on AFD and UYI. Since I'm only talking original music, I'm not counting TSI toward the Slash/Axl total. 

Wow you could be right there. And they may have another album out before GNR do. 

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https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/the-top-40-greatest-guitar-solos-ever

Slash has a total of four guitar solos on the list - Guns N’ Roses' ‘November Rain’ (5) ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ (9) and ‘Estranged’ (35) plus Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ ‘Anastasia’ (33). Myles and Mark Tremonti on (3) with Blackbird.

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41 minutes ago, Ralphelmo said:

https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/the-top-40-greatest-guitar-solos-ever

Slash has a total of four guitar solos on the list - Guns N’ Roses' ‘November Rain’ (5) ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ (9) and ‘Estranged’ (35) plus Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ ‘Anastasia’ (33). Myles and Mark Tremonti on (3) with Blackbird.

This is just my take on it blah blah. Both of the Blackbird solos by Myles and Tremonti are great. Anastasia is pretty good but honestly I don't get what all the fuss is about.

I'm surprised it is held in such a high regard when it's like a Godfather Theme/DTJ inspired composition only not nearly as interesting. I also don't enjoy Slash going neo classical in the intro. Slash plays really fast at times and he maintains melodic fluidity throughout. Cool but not that impressive imo.

In the mean time, Safari Inn is timeless. One of the best post Guns Slash solos for sure. Beneath The Savage Sun solos are more impressive compared to Anastasia's for me. Apocalyptic Love as a whole is not my cup of tea. WOF had a lot of great ideas. Living The Dream was more concise. At least the band is always improving in some way.

Hopefully Slash will find like a cool balance between the more metalic rock and ambitious ideas of WOF and the more song oriented, classic hard rock approach and lyrical guitar playing of LTD.

Not a fan of Myles as a singer (to put it mildly) but he did a good job on some tunes and I feel like the next Conspirators album will be where everything will really come together based on what they did up until now. Very organic musical evolution so far. Excited to hear what they come up with.

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21 hours ago, Ralphelmo said:

Anastasia has to be one of the most popular SMKC songs, probably that's why. WOF is full of better solos IMO.

There are a lot of Guns solos that are better than the solos from Anastasia. The Garden and both outros of Locomotive and Nightrain for example. Both Snakepit records have a ton of great solos on'em. But Anastasia as a whole is impressive as well and I like that they choose some more mordern songs which weren't created back then, when music was solely guitar orientated

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I think Anastasia benefited from a few things.

- Being the first "epic" of Slash's solo career,

- The fact that it was a springboard for his live solo spots

- That main riff is classic Slash ala Rocket Queen and Locomotive. 

- World on Fire and Living the Dream weren't around when it came out... most of Apocolyptic Love doesn't really stand up to his more current stuff. 

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I like MKs voice. I think SMKC sound is different from GnR, look different, different Slash , solos, and everything because it is by design by Slash.  Like VR was too. 

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Todd singing SCOM, sounds tight (besides band:P). I'm looking for a video with Sin City Sinners (Kerns' band from Vegas) featuring Dizzy Reed where they played Pretty Tied Up. I was hoping (since then) to see SMKC playing it live but it never happened.

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I do love Myles in Starlight and Back from Cali also Anastasia. 

Myles is a great singer with huge rasp. Only thing that is kind of annoying is his strange voice and same song construction with weak lyrics. 

I mean on some songs Myles sing with pure clean voice and that is the best of him. 

Don't get me wrong I do love their work and productivity but sometimes it is just unbearable.

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On 05/09/2019 at 4:52 AM, Ralphelmo said:

Todd singing SCOM, sounds tight (besides band:P). I'm looking for a video with Sin City Sinners (Kerns' band from Vegas) featuring Dizzy Reed where they played Pretty Tied Up. I was hoping (since then) to see SMKC playing it live but it never happened.

I love me some steel panther.

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On 02/09/2019 at 4:18 PM, Amaya said:

I like MKs voice. I think SMKC sound is different from GnR, look different, different Slash , solos, and everything because it is by design by Slash.  Like VR was too. 

I agree. Alter Bridge are different too. Both Snakepits were different. That's what's so great about it. Slash has created a diverse legacy for us all to enjoy. Keep it coming 

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On 04/09/2019 at 7:52 PM, Ralphelmo said:

Todd singing SCOM, sounds tight (besides band:P). I'm looking for a video with Sin City Sinners (Kerns' band from Vegas) featuring Dizzy Reed where they played Pretty Tied Up. I was hoping (since then) to see SMKC playing it live but it never happened.

Todd is a really good singer. I love the 'where as a child I'd hiiide' . He does a great Jungle and You're Crazy too. 

Pretty Tied Up would be nice to hear

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44 minutes ago, Anguyen92 said:

Well, at least, he's honest with some people's concerns regarding his voice on this question.  At 4:50.

 

The answer for "IS ALTER BRIDGE UNDERRATED?" is hilarious. Such a cool guy.

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Myles is really, really sick. Most of his parts the crowd is singing now. Yesterday in Columbus Mark Tremonti had to do some vocals on Burn It Down and Broken Wings:

To see how bad it is with Myles' voice check this video:

 

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I can't even hate a song as dumb as Sugar Cane when the guitar is front and center. It's insane how many cool chugging riffs on the low E Slash has managed to create. 

 

 

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On 10/12/2019 at 6:32 PM, Ralphelmo said:

From official Alter Bridge channel! I'm speechless, that guitar, that voice! 

Kennedy is ridiculously underrated on this board. He’s the total package of great lyricist, singer and a fucking phenomenal guitarist. I’ll concede that the Slash stuff is not as great as his other work but Alter Bridge and his solo work are PHENOMENAL.

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