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Our Interview with Dave Dominguez (Chinese Democracy, AFD Re-Recording, Live Era Engineer)

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What’s the Elvis cover song that’s mentioned? I couldn’t really understand what was said.

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1 hour ago, Grayfox said:

What’s the Elvis cover song that’s mentioned? I couldn’t really understand what was said.

Heartbreak Hotel 

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2 hours ago, sidman69 said:

Last friday we chatted with Dave Dominguez about his time working on Chinese Democracy in 1998. He shared some stories about also working with Slash on the Curdled Movie soundtrack a few weeks before he quit GNR. He also recorded with Duff and Izzy as well. He also chatted about visiting Axl's house and what those early recording sessions with Mike clink were like in the late 90's! Discussion starts around 10-12 minutes into the interview. Enjoy! We've got another big interview coming next week with someone who worked with GNR back in the day!

 

pretty great info on izzy/slash/duff/taz sessions!

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2 hours ago, Grayfox said:

What’s the Elvis cover song that’s mentioned? I couldn’t really understand what was said.

 

1 hour ago, Sosso said:

Heartbreak Hotel 

No, they actually say that it wasn't Heartbreak Hotel from what I heard.

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1 hour ago, RussTCB said:

 

No, they actually say that it wasn't Heartbreak Hotel from what I heard.

yeah it wasn't heartbreak hotel i can't remember the name of the song he mentioned.

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28 minutes ago, sidman69 said:

yeah it wasn't heartbreak hotel i can't remember the name of the song he mentioned.

Any deets about CD:2?

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Interesting re. This I Love.

He says he had the original version with the old band and it's a completely different song.

He says it ended with Axl whispering 'I love Stephanie'

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Dave says the only songs he really remembers were IRS and Oklahoma (and Axl playing the original recording of This I Love). 

He mentions Oklahoma twice but they don't ask if there were any lyrics/vocals.....

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I'm lazy so someone give me a bullet-point summary. 

I'd be most interested in CD era stuff.

@Pele No vocals on Oklahoma, later Berlin as of Feb 3 2000. I'm obviously not sure of the dates/timeframe spoke about in the podcast. 

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Great interview. This was probably the dude that originally leaked the Halloween party details to the New York Times or Rolling Stone back in the day. Didn’t one of those articles mention Axl dressing up as Barney? 

Also, around the 48:20 mark, when everyone is talking about Axl playing video games, all three guys mention “it could have been his ____ room. It sounds like they’re saying his “alley” room... What room are they saying / talking about?

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I wish he could’ve shed some further light on the stuff that Slash/Izzy/Duff/Taz recorded, or worked on, and what it sounded like...

Wasn’t that rumoured to be the best sounding GN’R album, instrumentally?

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6 hours ago, Pele said:

Interesting re. This I Love.

He says he had the original version with the old band and it's a completely different song.

He says it ended with Axl whispering 'I love Stephanie'

And then Axl gave him orders to completely erase the recording. What a damn shame...

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9 minutes ago, metallex78 said:

And then Axl gave him orders to completely erase the recording. What a damn shame...

Damn that is some Prince level shit going on there lol Prince did the exact same thing with a song called Wally, had an emotional recording session and that night when it finished asked the engineer to erase it

Would have loved to hear the old lineup do TIL, with Axl's 90's voice

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8 hours ago, Pele said:

Interesting re. This I Love.

He says he had the original version with the old band and it's a completely different song.

He says it ended with Axl whispering 'I love Stephanie'

Confirms what I have suspected for years that there is an original line up recording ... at least was 

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2 hours ago, metallex78 said:

And then Axl gave him orders to completely erase the recording. What a damn shame...

There is a time to follow orders and time for disobedience. This was the time for the second. I am sure Axl would love to have the original recording today. Use pro tools and delete that last 5 s of Axls vocal, but do not delete the whole song

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A very interesting insight into the non-start of 1998. It was until late 98 that Prostitute, Madagascar and a few others started to come together. 

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13 hours ago, Pele said:

Dave says the only songs he really remembers were IRS and Oklahoma (and Axl playing the original recording of This I Love). 

He mentions Oklahoma twice but they don't ask if there were any lyrics/vocals.....

he said they were only loops

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14 hours ago, Wagszilla said:

Damn homie was in deep

have you ever listened to "bleedin"?

izzy wrote this song "bleedin'" right around the time that "homie was in deep" as you mentioned

(its from the 117 album released in march 1998)

if i remember correctly some of us in forums were speculating that this song could very well be about homie "dying" for the stephanie lady

 

now if you ask me id say that there are a few lines on the song that look like dead giveaways for "homie"...

 

She'd always be out late a-drinkin'
You'd always let it go down
Now she's gone, why you bleedin'...let it go

You gotta know better now you're older
This ain't the end of the world
So get off your ass and get over her
Let it go
Let it go

Whatcha dyin' about, ya gotta let it go
No need to be crying for her man, come on now
You should know

Now time has passed, you're an old man
Way up there high on the hill
Back on the streets it ain't changed much
Yeah I know
Let it go

Whatcha dyin' about, ya gotta let it go
No need to be cryin' for her man, come on now
You should know

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