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Yeah, weak.

The song is very average.

Also, has anybody noticed that slash's soloing on studio tracks these days seems a bit...out of time, I mean he seems to hit the notes just ever so slightly behind or before the beat, and not in a good way, like its out of time and jarring kind of way, like hes struggling to hit the note, but he does it all the time so its being done on purpose. Its annoying - he used to hit the money notes all the time, bang on the point where you wanted them when he was in gnr and snakepit, now we get this sloppy crap from him (i know he said something about it being sloppy on purpose) but it sounds wrong. Listen to that solo and you'll see what i mean.

He is also not doing anything impressive musically or technically here.

We know he can still play good solos, we have heard them in concert (look at how he improvises over rocket queen for example)

Where is that LIVE AWESOMENESS gone?? He has the talent, we have been seeing it


That solo was bland and didnt go anywhere - it never got to that 'fuck yeah' moment that he used to do so well. It kind of drips in, stays for a boring ride them fucks off without asking.


frankly I was hoping he might do something a little more along the lines of this, which is similar in style, but is more urgent, aggressive and gets your blood pumping a lot more (i.e - balls - I suppose its difficult when myles has no balls!) :

Also, is that Myles doing back up vocals as well??

Why isnt fucking Todd doing them???????? for fucks sake!

And why is Myles doing the fucking rhythm guitar work too???? isnt that insulting to the rhythm guy in the band???

Too much myles input i think. Not enough 'band'.

Im sure it might grow on me, but its not amazing by any standards.

The last part seems to have something going for it, where he repeats 'i dont need you to save me any more' - if THAT part was developed then perhaps it would be better. I can imagine in the past he would have jammed this out further and that repeated guitar lick would have turned into a blistering solo over the vocals (like what he used to do in gnr) and myles could get screamier and angrier until fade out...

I suppose you need a singer like Axl to inspire that kind of thing though...urgh...

Dammit - I wish I produced this record, I could tell him how to make his material great :P

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Good review:



by: Amy Sciarretto 10 minutes ago


The first taste of Slash‘s new album, ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ due out May 22, is upon us in the form of the lead single ‘You’re a Lie.’ The tune is a rowdy, bluesy rocker, anchored by Slash’s signature riffing and style.

You know it’s Slash the minute his fingers hit the strings. But it’s not Slash trying to recapture his Guns N’ Roses glory or repaving familiar territory. He’s authored a distinct style that’s uniquely Slash on his solo work.

The song has lots of building tension, which starts in the verses and then explodes like a powder keg in the choruses. Vocalist Myles Kennedy also adds another layer of bluesy firepower to the song. He and Slash are quite a tandem, and their singer/lead guitarist chemistry is palpable and their talents are totally complimentary. Kennedy’s vocal style, which is dramatic, blues-influenced and high, is the perfect fit for Slash — just like that guy Axl Rose‘s was. It’s a testament to Slash’s universal tone. A variety of voices pair perfectly with his playing and that’s no small feat. It’s totally evident on ‘You’re a Lie,’ too.

The song is a kiss off to the other half of a fractured relationship or someone who has wronged you, with singalong-worthy phrases like, “All my faith has been wasted, wasted” and “I don’t need you to save me anymore.” It’s all about telling that person not to let the door hit ‘em in the rump.

There’s lots of deep grooves on ‘You’re a Lie,’ too. If you’re not tapping your toes throughout and hitting the “repeat” button to listen multiple times, then you have no soul!


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Generic sounding....yes.


I think for a first single that is important. It is easyily accessible, gets you tapping your foot, and sounds like Slash. The fact it's 3:42 almost gives away it was built for radio.

If no one likes your first single and it can't get any airplay your album is doomed, so it is important to release something that will suck people in, which this song does. Mission accomplished.

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