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I wanna talk about this mix that evader made almost from scratch of “The General”. The story goes, during the Euro tour in 2010, at a post-show party in Vienna, The General was played on the PA system. A fan was able to record some of the song and it leaked sometime in 2018.
 

The leak is extremely difficult to parse much nuance of the song due to the party guests talking. Evader, whom I understand, strung together thousands of different Axl noises from the Rock Band multitracks— was able to make a coherent and in imo, a fucking great representation of what some of The General might sound like. For those of us who have heard this fantastic mix, what do you think of it? 
 

Personally, I think i think the guitars are magnificent and very heavy. The “who would do this, to you” lines in the last 30 secs are beautiful to me. We may never get to hear even a demo, let alone an official release of this song, but I’m pretty happy with this mix lol.

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It's definitely impressive that he was able to create this mix... can't say I've listened to it more than once or twice, though.

His version of Silkworms is still the best version of the song btw.

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It’s funny to see this thread today, I listened to it this morning just scrolling through my files. 
 

It has a lot of potential but it’s really tough for me to make anything of it until we can hear it in its actuality. Strong potential from what Evader’s strung together, could’ve been a great lead for whatever would’ve been CDII.

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His take on it sounds good, but the guitars don't match the actual cellphone recording. It's cool either way. Sucks this song will never be released... 

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I do like it a lot, I think Evader did a great job making a convincing sounding GNR track from the ground up - including "brand new" Axl vocals.  Honestly I enjoy his instrumental on it more than many of the Village Session leaks lol

With a cell phone clip as bad sounding as that, even with audio editing enhancers to express different frequencies and eliminate as much ambient noise as possible you still can only make out so much of the track, but I do think that Evader sounds dead-on with the most obvious parts we can hear and the rest of the approximations/creative liberties fit and sound cool

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20 minutes ago, Mindray11 said:

I wish I had recorded that fucking thing in a better quality......:facepalm:

Oh you were the one who recorded it!?  If so, hey I for one am glad you actually recorded it in the first place!  And I know my cell phone circa 2010 made anything I tried to record sound like it came from a naval base under attack lol so its all good man :lol:

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3 hours ago, Mindray11 said:

I wish I had recorded that fucking thing in a better quality......:facepalm:

You're an absolute hero, honestly 

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3 hours ago, Mindray11 said:

I wish I had recorded that fucking thing in a better quality......:facepalm:

Don't think anyone could have done any better given the circumstances.

 

How was it hearing the song for real?

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3 hours ago, Mindray11 said:

I wish I had recorded that fucking thing in a better quality......:facepalm:

You done us a turn with what you managed to capture. Mobile phone recordings weren't quite what they are now!

What were your initial thoughts when you heard it?

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Still find it weird they played it at after show party events but never released the song.

 

Neither do they appear to have any intention too.

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3 hours ago, Mindray11 said:

I wish I had recorded that fucking thing in a better quality......:facepalm:

Any other cool or interesting details you recall of this song, and any others played? I heard they played Silkworms and If the World remix at that party. Would have been cool to know where the source was! I'm sure it was well protected though, and not just a CD player in a closet. Haha

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39 minutes ago, Sweersa said:

Any other cool or interesting details you recall of this song, and any others played? I heard they played Silkworms and If the World remix at that party. Would have been cool to know where the source was! I'm sure it was well protected though, and not just a CD player in a closet. Haha

Im sure it was Pitmans ipod

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Just now, Sweersa said:

Any other cool or interesting details you recall of this song, and any others played? I heard they played Silkworms and If the World remix at that party. Would have been cool to know where the source was! I'm sure it was well protected though, and not just a CD player in a closet. Haha

There's a clip of Silkworms from the party too. You can tell it's been reworked from the leak we got, it's got more guitars and sounds very promising (for those of us who like the song..)

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2 minutes ago, BreakDown2014 said:

There's a clip of Silkworms from the party too. You can tell it's been reworked from the leak we got, it's got more guitars and sounds very promising (for those of us who like the song..)

More cool for sure

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10 minutes ago, BreakDown2014 said:

There's a clip of Silkworms from the party too. You can tell it's been reworked from the leak we got, it's got more guitars and sounds very promising (for those of us who like the song..)

That sounds good, crazy to think 2010 was ten years ago now.

I wonder what form (if any) they will take in an eventual release now. It's a shame the CD-era didn't put out one more record.

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16 minutes ago, Finck2006 said:

Well he was drunk

He was always pissed.

 

Bloke was living the dream.

 

I hope he hits fuck it and leaks CD2 some day 

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He did a great job, but the guitars sound nothing like the guitars from the leaked audio from the after party.

That guitar in the original leaked audio is just fucking epic

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7 hours ago, Mindray11 said:

I wish I had recorded that fucking thing in a better quality......:facepalm:

Did they play Perhaps? Someone mentioned a piano type song playing too.

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4 hours ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Still find it weird they played it at after show party events but never released the song.

 

Neither do they appear to have any intention too.

Sorry if it was asked before but how would you describe the song? Did it feature raspy Axl or clean Axl??? Was it as good as it is believed to be? Its hard to love a song from the first listen but its possible @Mindray11

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Evader is the man the stuff he can do with audio is just magical.

 

An integral part of the community.

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It's actually really crazy that they played this at an afterparty, makes you think they really wanted to release an album around that time.

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