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On 9/30/2019 at 7:37 AM, UcudBmine said:

I think that's because a lot of people view it as over the top, the video is a big wtf to many people. But ye, I pick Estranged over November Rain as well. I don't hate November Rain, but it's the go-to GN'R song for so many videos and radio stations that I kinda grew tired of it after a while.

I agree with you, but Estranged the video came at the end of the 1993 and after the UYI tour, too. November Rain has broader appeal as a song and the video was the biggest video at that time.

On 9/27/2019 at 4:54 AM, adamsapple said:

Topic says it all - narrow it down to five, recent leaks of demos/unreleased songs from "Chinese Democracy" are allowed too...trying to find out the ultimate fan favourites here and maybe the band takes note and plays them in concert. ;)

Mine: 

  1. Estranged
  2. Breakdown
  3. Catcher In The Rye (Brian May Version)
  4. The Blues / Street Of Dreams (Live in Pittsburgh 2002)
  5. You Could Be Mine

So for me it's two from Chinese Democracy, in their rougher versions though, but still.

Estranged and Breakdown. Can’t do better as a top two. I’d agree. 

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On 01/10/2019 at 10:20 AM, bdinan said:

Think About You is probably one of the more underrated - and definitely underplayed tracks on AFD. Yes, love and respect to the classics and the hits, but I can go a lifetime without ever hearing Jungle again. 

 

I have to confess I wanted to put it in my list but chose Jungle to save getting shit from people I can't be bothered replying to. Well played. 

That being said, live, Jungle is one of the best, I'd be devastated to go to a show and not see it. 

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1. Estranged

2. Rocket Queen

3. Yesterdays

4. Street of dreams

5. Pretty tied up

Haven't lived with the latest music long enough to put it in there. But If any song from the leaks was potentially going to make my list it would be State of Grace. Atlas and Perhaps are quite good but not on the level of State of Grace, for me at least.

Not to call people out :D but are you shitting me with the inclusion of Eye on you? That is an absolute pile of crap, there's no way you're listening to that more than occasionally after a few months. A favourite song is one you come back to time and again. We're talking ALL TIME, not favourites right now. Even favourite right now, is stretching me to my limits with Eye on you, I just think it's terrible. I'd sit through 10 repeated listens of Silkworms and twice as many of My World. By Far my least favourite song that I've heard Axl sing.

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On 29/09/2019 at 4:41 PM, dave94 said:

I’ve never really understood why November Rain is viewed as some sort of classic to the wider public but Estranged is completely unknown

For me Estranged is the ultimate UYI song, perfect combination of Axl and Slash

The video. 

Most people who have invested a bit of time into the back catalogue, generally end up preferring Estranged. I love November rain too though. 

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On 27/09/2019 at 12:24 PM, Creed said:

there are no hits on CD. I'm with Bob Ezrin. I would give CD another chance, if they would rerecord the whole thing with Izzy/Gilby and Matt/Adler + UYI production team/value. No fuckin Pitman or Melissa shit. Just the band, real orchestra, 2 background singers here and there.

There are ridiculous rumors that they rerecorded? Better and CD, which would be really weird, cause rerecording just a few songs is pointless.

1. Civil War

2. KOHD

3. Don't Cry

4. November Rain

5. WTTJ

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the performances on the songs. Also, you're talking about a completely different album if those guys wrote and recorded it.  

Also, we've talked about this before and Bob Ezrin should know this too. It's not always about hits, sometimes you make music for different reasons than just getting high record sales. Positive that Axl was hoping that he's sell as much as he could, but anyone who listened to the record could have told him that it was not going to be all over the radio as it was simply too downbeat, there's no obvious track that you can latch onto straight away. I.R.S and Chinese are the closest, Chinese could have been a top 30 hit actually.

Look Matt would have played on that record had Axl decided he wanted him, Matt was not going to quit and stay gone. He'd have gone back if he got asked, just like he'd go back in heartbeat if he got the call now. As for Gilby, he didn't write a tap with GNR so mentioning him outside of being a good utility player on tour is pointless. He looked cool, played the parts etc. but was he a great player? better than Ashba but not anyone worth pining over.

Anyway, give it a 2nd chance, don't that's up to you; but you'll never hear your pie in sky re-recorded version... at least we can hope.

Finally, there was real orchestra for certain songs on CD.

Edited by Tom2112

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Estranged, There Was A Time, Nightrain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Move to the City.

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4 hours ago, uruguns said:

State of grace/Eye on you/Atlas/Perhaps/Nothing

Your subjective preferences are wrong. 

 

Wrong!

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1. November Rain 

2. TWAT

3. Nightrain 

4. YCBM

5. Probably a tie between Better and Madagascar

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My new list is

Locomotive

Eye On You (reminds me of the band MSI)

State Of Grace (or Perhaps)

Think About You

One In A Million 

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AAAAARGH, it's impossible...but here goes! TOP 5 GN'R SONGS..

Estranged (Best song of any band)

Nightrain (Best live song by far)

Breakdown (Love the intro, outro, solo)

One In A Million (Axl's vocals)

Dead Horse (Vocals, solo, drum fills, that NUTCRACKER!!) 

 

(Live songs that would light a rocket up the set lists ass: Locomotive, Breakdown, Dead Horse, Get In The Ring, Perfect Crime, Hardschool, Perhaps, Shotgun Blues, Don't Damn Me, Hair of The Dog, I.R.S., TWAT, Back Off Bitch) .. one can dream lol

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1. Coma

2. Rocket Queen

3. It's So Easy

4. This I Love

5. Locomotive

HM: Nightrain, WTTJ, NR, Estranged, Madagascar, SCOM, YCBM, DTJ

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Nightrain

Coma

Its So Easy

November Rain 

Double Talkin Jive live 

 

Dont get the love for Estranged. It’s a bit boring for me. 

Also don’t get people putting Hardschool or any unfinished leak in their top 5!!! But each to their own.

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1-Coma 

2- Mr Brownstone 

3- Locomotive 

4- Perfect Crime 

5- Out to get Me 

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I’d even take Anything Goes before anything on CD.

People always trash it... but especially in the context of AFD as a continuous album.... it’s a fun, let their hair down goofy romp before they blow it out again for RQ.

Got the talk box and the guiro scraping in there... like they just found a chest full of oddball musical shit... and they rock out!

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1. November Rain

2. Estranged

3. Locomotive

4. Perfect Crime

5. The Blues (recent leak version)

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