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I hadn't listened to this little gem from the 80s in ages and I hadn't realised that it sounds a little like Paradise City until I saw it mentioned somewhere. From 0:24:

It was probably coincidental, although the Felt song was released in 1985. 

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On 9/3/2020 at 12:03 PM, DTJ80 said:

A question regarding Appetite For Democracy....what exactly led to this getting released?

Im sure I read it was only released as part of some settlement with previous management or something which is why Axl didn’t really involve himself with interviews etc??

The release of AFDemocracy was part of the Azoff settlement. 

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9 minutes ago, Towelie said:

The release of AFDemocracy was part of the Azoff settlement. 

Cheers - I thought that was the case...and probably why Axl didn’t seem fully invested in it with the lack of interviews etc on the release.

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On 9/23/2020 at 4:40 PM, Blackstar said:

I hadn't listened to this little gem from the 80s in ages and I hadn't realised that it sounds a little like Paradise City until I saw it mentioned somewhere. From 0:24:

It was probably coincidental, although the Felt song was released in 1985. 

It's undeniable, very cool find. I've never heard this song before which is weird because I really like that 80s Bauhaus type thing.

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On 9/23/2020 at 6:40 PM, Blackstar said:

I hadn't listened to this little gem from the 80s in ages and I hadn't realised that it sounds a little like Paradise City until I saw it mentioned somewhere. From 0:24:

It was probably coincidental, although the Felt song was released in 1985. 

It is indeed similar. I liked the song, my Spotify is full of songs like this. GNR is the odd ball there lol

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On 9/24/2020 at 1:04 AM, DTJ80 said:

Cheers - I thought that was the case...and probably why Axl didn’t seem fully invested in it with the lack of interviews etc on the release.

Honest question.  When was the last release that Axl seemed fully invested in?  Use Your Illusion?  TSI?  Maybe Live Era?  

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On 9/27/2020 at 2:17 AM, BigVanVader said:

Honest question.  When was the last release that Axl seemed fully invested in?  Use Your Illusion?  TSI?  Maybe Live Era?  

Had the record company not botched the release from defective vinyls, lack of variant covers, mistakes in booklet and who knows what else he of course would have been fully invested in Chinese but the fallout meant he wasn’t as much as he should have been. 

It would have to be UYI - he must have been invested in Live Era to a point (overdubs/new vocals) but no interviews etc as it was ‘old band’.

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On 9/25/2020 at 4:26 PM, Gibson_Guy87 said:

I actually really dig Scraped

I do too.

On 9/25/2020 at 7:03 PM, DTJ80 said:

There is some really good riffs and bits dragged down by the awful intro/harmony vocals

I'm trying to learn this song on the guitar. I think Bucket's outro is pretty good, even if it's the most obvious comped/patched solo of the album IMO. 

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On 9/28/2020 at 10:32 PM, StayofExecution2020 said:

Chinese

He was fully in the release of Chinese democracy ? Christ I’d hate to see him half arsing it then. 
 

Anyway, I’m listening to the UYI albums on a Friday night and drinking because covid in Ireland won’t fuck and is rising again and I have to say they really did get the order of songs right. I love how UYI I starts with right next door to hell and the whole vibe of the first part of the first album is more an AFD vibe(I’m sure I’ve read that was on purpose) and then you get the slow change into UYI II which had the UYI era band stayed together and released an album it would have would have continued the same vibe as UYI II if not an exact copy. 

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On 9/28/2020 at 8:05 PM, Voodoochild said:

I do too.

I'm trying to learn this song on the guitar. I think Bucket's outro is pretty good, even if it's the most obvious comped/patched solo of the album IMO. 

I like it a lot. The doubled over vocals with the chorus makes it hard to sing along to but very catchy. And when they did those 20 second teaser clips leading up to the Chinese release, the one where they used the intro to Scraped and ended with "dont you try to stop us now" was the best of the bunch.

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On 10/11/2020 at 7:48 AM, uzi your illusion said:

I like it a lot. The doubled over vocals with the chorus makes it hard to sing along to but very catchy. And when they did those 20 second teaser clips leading up to the Chinese release, the one where they used the intro to Scraped and ended with "dont you try to stop us now" was the best of the bunch.

It was indeed. But I think it's also because we didn't know anything about Scraped back then, so it got us pretty pumped.

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58 minutes ago, Voodoochild said:

It was indeed. But I think it's also because we didn't know anything about Scraped back then, so it got us pretty pumped.

You couldn't be more right. It was SO new that it did stand out. 

 

Similar to how that opening to Better was received before Axl kicks in with that amazing first verse. I love that thin line between where it sounds like it could go off the rails and where it neatly falls into the comfort zone of amazing hard rock. 

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