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Which leak would make the best single for a new album?

Best single?  

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  1. 1. Best single

    • Hardschool
      212
    • Atlas Shrugged
      39
    • Oh My God
      3
    • Silkworms
      1
    • Going Down
      3
    • State of Grace
      25
    • Perhaps
      59
    • Eye on You
      12
    • Blood in The Water
      3
    • Nothing
      8


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First single has to be a rocker, hardschool is the obvious choice but needs to be heavily re-worked, needs more trademark Axl rasp on the verses and Slash guitars throughout including a blistering solo.   And there's your single. But I hope they don't use any of the CD stuff and just do new tunes.

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Quick Song has the kind of riff that makes it very radio friendly, hearing Axl on it would scream "comeback" in such a perfect way.

That or Hard School, which I'd leave for the second single.

Third single must be Perhaps, it's a classic Axl song.

Atlas wouldn't do much as a single imo, it's not an easy-listening kind of song and at least for me it takes a couple runs to start appreciating it. A bit like ChiDem as a whole.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Sosso said:

First Single:

Hardschool (comeback)

Second Single:

Atlas Shrugged (ballad)

Third Single:

State of Grace (experimental)

That would be my plan for the promotion of a comeback album

I agree with the first two, but for the third single, i would use Perhaps. Everybody will be looking for another November Rain or Estranged, and Perhaps at least has the pianos and the stop/start thing going on.

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I think they're going to do the exact opposite of what we all may be thinking and the 1st single/release will be a brand new hard hitting classic gnr tune with modern-ish flavours that none of us has heard that they recently wrote/worked on. Followed by all of the above suggestions. I could see them doing that and surprising everyone

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I believe that the perfect order would be: 

 

1) Hard School - with the closest guitar/drums/bass instrumental as possible to Old GNR (UYI) in quality/recording style. That would create a sensation to everyone: "OLD GNR IS BACK" - PERFECT - Slash needs to create one of his timeless guitar solos for this

2) Perhaps - Radio Friendly too. Brings back memories from Estranged ... all of that ... GNR + PIANO. Has everything to be a perfect follow up.

3) Atlas -  It will be easier to present a less "Radio Friendly" material but that has a lot of potential.

4) SOG - moment to really show that Chinese Democracy was a great point of the band ... and made the sonority move forward.

 

Just these 4 songs could make a lot of "impact" if worked correctly ... they are an amazing material that the band has. If they want to be really relevant again, they have the tools to do it.

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Are singles still a thing? Seems like they're completely irrelevant in an era where albums and tv shows get binged en masse from streaming platforms on day one. 

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I don't hear a single out of any of the leaks myself. I think it's best to start over with the current line-up in place. With Slash and Duff back, it's true "Guns n Roses" that casuals/most people "remember." With that being said, none of the leaks fit into Slash or Duff's style at all. 

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4 minutes ago, papashaun said:

I don't hear a single out of any of the leaks myself. I think it's best to start over with the current line-up in place. With Slash and Duff back, it's true "Guns n Roses" that casuals/most people "remember." With that being said, none of the leaks fit into Slash or Duff's style at all. 

We're actually not sure yet if Hardschool was actually a song that GnR was working on in 95-96 based on the Jackie Chan name they gave it and Duff saying they were  working on a song for an upcoming Jackie Chan move in 96. Would make sense why they brought this into the alt setlist as it may actually be a Slash/Duff song to begin with.

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16 minutes ago, Basic_GnR_Fan said:

We're actually not sure yet if Hardschool was actually a song that GnR was working on in 95-96 based on the Jackie Chan name they gave it and Duff saying they were  working on a song for an upcoming Jackie Chan move in 96. Would make sense why they brought this into the alt setlist as it may actually be a Slash/Duff song to begin with.

I dont think it was a Slash&Duff composition. I mean that time Axl was trying to distance himself so far from that guys musically speaking

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1 minute ago, Bucketdude_666 said:

I dont think it was a Slash&Duff composition. I mean that time Axl was trying to distance himself so far from that guys musically speaking

Outside of the Bucket solo, it wouldn't be out of place in the guns catalogue. 

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I think the main 4 vocal leaks range from good to great but my favorite songs are instrumental

Quicksong, Soul Monster, Zodiac, Prom Violence, Oklahoma, and ideas in Devious Bastard, D Tune etc are all fucking amazing

Damn Axl. .

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None of those songs

Lord, they were left off of Chinese Democracy, why would any of them be able to cross into the mainstream?

Hard School is the best of a poor bunch of rock songs Axl assembled. You could release that but I’m very sure you would have a situation where it’s quickly forgotten. 

It might get you guys excited but I think it’s more the idea of Axl rocking out...because the song isn’t exceptionally good. I would rate even some of the more disposable stuff on UYI as superior; Bad Apples and Garden of Eden, for example.

If Axl wants a truly successful first single, he should go back to the drawing board. These songs were written a time when the Real Slim Shady needed to please, stand up.

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Silkworms and Oh My God double A-side. Then Atlas Shrugged.

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It will probably be Hard School, but Oklahoma has sooooo much potential

 

EDIT: Wait, Blood in the Water was legit? They should not release that. Ever.

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How about a new song and not one from 20 years ago? And what's with the "next November Rain" stuff? There was no November Rain before Axl wrote November Rain. Just write something new instead of trying to rehash old shit that's been done better than a lame rewrite could ever be.

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On 9/30/2019 at 2:39 PM, fantomas said:

Hardschool. For now... we'll see what else is leaked. Interest is piqued with the Chairman's "hard drive" comment...

What was the "hard drive" comment?

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4 hours ago, Basic_GnR_Fan said:

What was the "hard drive" comment?

The last Chairman poem had a reference to a hard drive.

"Rumors abound, of hard drives galore. A fascinating story, of that we are sure. Trust us to know the spyglass is out. When "Land Ahoy" shouted, we'll bring 'er about."

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