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Can't believe Axl licensed PC to a glam sort of movie, you know what I mean? Suprised when he did it first time around with SCOM to The Wrestler given Rourke's character was a glam loving 80's guy too.

Just like Jungle and that casino ad here, all these surprising uses of songs - yet he didn't want GN'R in Black Hawk Down when the real soldiers were actually listening to Guns?

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yeah, i kind of agree with you in the sense that GN'R really isn't glam metal but this song is sort of like "Born in the USA," people have taken it at face value for years and not really examined the lyrics...and i know axl licensed SCOM as a favour to rourke, but yeah, i felt the same way you did about that -- his character was all into stuff like ratt and talking about how much he hated nirvana, so GN'R didn't quite fit the bill there, but hey, still a great song to be used either way...

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yeah, i kind of agree with you in the sense that GN'R really isn't glam metal but this song is sort of like "Born in the USA," people have taken it at face value for years and not really examined the lyrics...and i know axl licensed SCOM as a favour to rourke, but yeah, i felt the same way you did about that -- his character was all into stuff like ratt and talking about how much he hated nirvana, so GN'R didn't quite fit the bill there, but hey, still a great song to be used either way...

That's a good point you raised with the Born in the USA analogy, bar our discussion PC does come across as the most "glam" song on AFD other than Anything Goes (Nightrain too maybe?) so its kinda always written off as this big gang vocal chorus party song a la Can't Hardly Wait, not to mention when the outro starts my mates and I are usually the first to start a mosh wherever we are :lol:

But the verses really sorta betray that whole ideology much like Born in the USA. Not saying I never thought of that before necessarily like a dumbfuck, but Born in The USA is like the number one "redneck's don't get it" kinda song and I just never thought of PC on that level with Born in the USA.

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They both have very anthemic choruses but when you actually dig a bit into what they're singing about, it's pretty dark and dismal...PC is about wanting to escape the filth of their environment and the urban decay and head home, it's really not an uplifting song when you think about it. :lol:

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They both have very anthemic choruses but when you actually dig a bit into what they're singing about, it's pretty dark and dismal...PC is about wanting to escape the filth of their environment and the urban decay and head home, it's really not an uplifting song when you think about it. :lol:

Yeah its alot more darker than say WTTJ when you think about it. lol I still remember immediately waking up from my induced coma, my brain at about 2% working capacity and hallucinating like fuck, and I could hear a doctor running around "CLOSE YOUR MOUTHS! IT'S HAZARDOUS TO BREATHE!" And then saying to myself "Oh, he must be the Surgeon General!" :rofl-lol:

On topic though do people reckon this movie will be good? I really can't tell whether its gonna be gay as fuck or boss as fuck.

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yeah, i kind of agree with you in the sense that GN'R really isn't glam metal but this song is sort of like "Born in the USA," people have taken it at face value for years and not really examined the lyrics...and i know axl licensed SCOM as a favour to rourke, but yeah, i felt the same way you did about that -- his character was all into stuff like ratt and talking about how much he hated nirvana, so GN'R didn't quite fit the bill there, but hey, still a great song to be used either way...

The use of Sweet Child in The Wresler is amazing. The moment Randy walks out of the curtains and Axl's vocals start is bone-chilling. One of my favorite movie scenes of all time.

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I was more impressed with how much the guitar tone sounded like appetite. That's the closest I've heard ever, not even slash has gotten that close

Exactly. Like I said I thought the band sounded good and if you told me that was the AFD band playing behind Tom, I'd believe you.

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It sounds alright, his voice is fine, and the guitars sound good..but all the little changes they made makes it sound tacky.. now it really sounds like an 80s run-of-the-mill glam-band..

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Can't believe Axl licensed PC to a glam sort of movie, you know what I mean? Suprised when he did it first time around with SCOM to The Wrestler given Rourke's character was a glam loving 80's guy too.

Just like Jungle and that casino ad here, all these surprising uses of songs - yet he didn't want GN'R in Black Hawk Down when the real soldiers were actually listening to Guns?

It's Axl vs Activision. Axl probably needs all the cash he can to win that battle. Activision have a huge amount of resources at their disposal.

As well as being cash rich, they have teams of lawyers.

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