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Better song: Coma or Locomotive

Better song: Coma or Locomotive  

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  1. 1. Which song do you prefer, album, live, whatever.. let’s see where we stand. Vote is public.



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Yesterday was winner Locomotive, today win Coma for small margin.

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Coma for me. I love that it's a regular in the set list now. It's the one song I really, really want to experience live. Love the lyrics, love the stucture, love the guitars. The Houston 2016 version was especially great.

I do like Locomotive, though, but yeah, Coma all the way for me.

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Hard School. its also an alt for coma. (hence why its next to locomotive in the list)

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I like Axl more on Coma and I love especially the outro of that song but the outro of Locomotive is one of the best kinds of music in r'n'r-history ever written. Period. I mean... the interplay of those Drums, the PIANO, THAT GUITAR is just so mesmerizing. Even Axl's weird "Love's so strange" fits perfectly. I get goosebumps everytime when it starts and it's one of those peaces of music that could go on forever. 

Coma is great but it suffers a bit from those "special effects" and these noises.

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I've always thought of Coma as a more complex, impressive song, although I like them both a great deal.  I think lyrically, it's probably not even close, but instrumental wise, it's hard to pick a winner.

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Slightly offtopic but I don't think it's worth to start a new topic over, does anyone know why Izzy doesn't play on Locomotive?

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They both take you through an experience and that is the power of these songs, also both are lyrical deep and interesting. My vote goes for Coma tho because it's more heavy and dark and I like that more in this song overall. Tough pick tho! 

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16 hours ago, Free Bird said:

 

Coma is great but it suffers a bit from those "special effects" and these noises.

I go with Coma, but I think it also suffers a little from the last few minutes. It just overbloats a superb song.

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I don't even like ''Coma'' which I find tedious beyond belief so ''Locomotive'' would be my choice. 

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Very hard to choose... but I chose Coma, I get more emotional from that song, but locomotive are a true masterpiece both lyrics and music wise  

 

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On 10/16/2019 at 6:25 AM, Tio Didi said:

So, this Locomotive/Coma seems like a November Rain/Estranged thing. I'm always like "no doubt Estranged is a way better song". Than I listen to November Rain's epic outro and I have second thoughts.

Anyway, Locomotive here.

Go back to 2001-2010 and ask which song do you want included in the set the most estranged, coma or locomotive? 80-90% wanted Estranged. Bumblefoot even joked that the fans would constantly badger him beg him to get the band to play estranged. Then they finally played it and now it’s just another song in the set. 

Same with Coma and now Locomotive is the shiny new toy. I love all 3 songs. 

That’s it for me. The songs I’ve dreamt of  hearing/seeing live have all been played. Only Don’t Damn me left but I’m ok knowing it will never happen lol 

To me Coma > Locomotive . Axls vocal performance and lyrics throughout the song is top notch. The pummeling bass and drums which was brought up earlier and of course Slash and that solo & outro.

Locomotive is structured amazingly well. Very creative how it flows around that main  groove. And how the bass, drums and guitars lock-in in sync like no other

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On 10/16/2019 at 2:40 PM, Stiff Competition said:

I think Locomotive was guns at their creative peak, personally.

Coma is great but hasn't aged as well in my opinion.

True.

Creative peak, i’d say:

Locomotive 

estranged 

Nov Rain

and Patience

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Tough vote. I went with Coma though purely for the structural dynamics of the song. Loco has been great to hear, but the former gets it for me...

They should down tune Coma so Axl can stop eating his own throat trying to sing that high for that long in the coda... 

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They're both good, and you'd think a ten minute song without a chorus would get boring, but it never bored me and it never grows old. I don't have that with Locomotive, so Coma it is.

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13 hours ago, The Holographic Universe said:

Is it true GNR opened with Coma on the UYI tour?

Yes on the 4th of June 1991 in Richfield, Ohio and on the 19th of February 1992 in Tokyo, Japan.

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12 minutes ago, Legendador said:

Locomotive and its cover version!

 

Those lyrics are probably Axl's greatest accomplishment as songwriter.   Ever.

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