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4 minutes ago, LA_0013 said:

Wish they kept ‘what can I do ?…. With a bitch like you !’ Prob too woke.

I like it - it’s aggressive and a banger

I wonder how much that lyric was in the song anways beyond the couple of performances on '01/'02?  It was not on the Village session version, or the BBF leak either so it may just never have been on the song officially just Axl trying it out live.  Since it is all the same vocal track that line could have never even set foot in a recording studio lol

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It's already happening. Local radio station posted it on their Facebook page. It is getting ripped to fucking shreds by general public. 

I hate myself because God dammit it's been stuck in my head all damn day. Slash's parts are really impressive and add to the song and if anything making me more curious as to what he can bring to other new material we've heard without him. I'm just trying to imagine a properly and professionally mixed and mastered Hardschool or Atlas with him. 

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7 minutes ago, Gunner55 said:

It's already happening. Local radio station posted it on their Facebook page. It is getting ripped to fucking shreds by general public. 

I hate myself because God dammit it's been stuck in my head all damn day. Slash's parts are really impressive and add to the song and if anything making me more curious as to what he can bring to other new material we've heard without him. I'm just trying to imagine a properly and professionally mixed and mastered Hardschool or Atlas with him. 

I suppose the problem is that the general public just see SCOM/November Rain and that’s it….so it’s easy to understand people going WTF.

Actual fans will know of My World…his singing on DOTF…..the electronic elements of CD…..and the fact this tune originated from early 2000.

Personally - who cares what anyone thinks…..the band clearly don’t and it’s getting them media attention. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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You can't feel indiferent about Absurd, that explains the split opinions. I personally love it, but I think I'd love anything in this scenario of 12 years without new songs from my favorite band. My wife hated it

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3 hours ago, fantomas said:

I'm not asking for a rehash of AFD or UYI. I like it when bands evolve. Hell, two of my favorites are Nine Inch Nails and Faith No More, two bands who consistently reinvent themselves.

But Absurd doesn't feel like a reinvention, it's the same thing we've been hearing since 1999. If anything this is more of the same and it's from an era that the vast majority of fans view as a pretty major blip on their record. I like a lot of Chinese Democracy (TWAT, Street and Madagascar are epic) , but there's also a lot of crap on there. Much like UYI 1 and 2. I don't know if you were around in 2001, but Silkworms was crucified, and I mean CRUCIFIED by hardcore and casual fans. It was universally loathed. GnR hasn't had enough studio output to go off the rails so much. If they were putting out an album every two or three years, you could forgive a wobble. or two. God knows most bands have them. Axl treats studio releases almost with contempt. His attitude towards music and fans is the exact reason why the leaks became as popular as they did. Fans desperately wanted new music, myself included. But this desperation overshadowed the quality of the music.

The fact that this is the first new track we've heard since 2008, and that it's a rework of a hated song, shows the band just does not give a fuck. And when the band doesn't give a fuck, it's hard for the fans to. If I were still 18, maybe I'd still be impressed by their fuck you attitude. But I'm not. The music is alright, but the lyrics are infantile and embarrassing. Will I give a new album a chance? Certainly. I won't judge music I haven't heard. I actually really like Hard School. But I want to hear new collaborative ideas. I don't want Slash photoshopped on top of 20 year old songs that are best left forgotten. This isn't progress, this is treading water and Axl is laughing at us.

I experienced silkworms much after 2001 and I wasn't impressed either😄

I think they could have come out much stronger, but it is what is! 

I 100% want to hear music that's from the current members of the band but I also want to hear the older CD material. There is a compromise and I hope they have got to it where there's a mix... but time will tell! 

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I’m looking forward to hearing a new studio Hard School but I was just thinking about how stupid/lame that title/lyric is. It doesn’t even sound like something people say. At least in my experience. I can see that becoming a big joke with the general public as well. 

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23 minutes ago, kanecrescente said:

I've been shouting ABSAHD all day and I'd like to know how to make it stop

I had a slight moment of dyslexia and thought you said you had been shouting ASHBA all day.

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26 minutes ago, Gunner55 said:

It's already happening. Local radio station posted it on their Facebook page. It is getting ripped to fucking shreds by general public. 

 

The negative voices are always the loudest. Obviously old-school fans and people who are into straight-up rock aren't going to really dig this. But let the single do its thing, see what happens. 

This is just anecdotal, but I've seen a lot of positive (and negative) feedback on various Facebook comments. 

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5 minutes ago, Martin Riggs said:

I’m looking forward to hearing a new studio Hard School but I was just thinking about how stupid/lame that title/lyric is.

agree.. the way they spell it is even more cheesy 

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3 minutes ago, RichardNixon said:

The negative voices are always the loudest. Obviously old-school fans and people who are into straight-up rock aren't going to really dig this.

That is a pretty big problem

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I fucking love it! My wife hated it hearing it last night, but today caught her saying Absurd I said WTF she said its grown on her. Might be one of those that will need to grow on most. I love the rifts, and Duff's bass line! I'm ready to see what we get in the next 14 years!

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4 hours ago, Cosmo said:

Listened to Absurd again. This is where I stand:

Top tier GnR songs: Estranged, TWAT, November Rain, SCOM, Civil War, Locomotive

Amazing Songs: Nightrain, WTTJ, Paradise City, Rocket Queen, YCBM, Prostitute, Catcher, Pretty Tied Up, Double Talkin Jive, Coma, Better, Madagascar

Good Songs: Mr.Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, Used To Love Her, Yesterdays, Don't Cry, Chinese Democracy, Street of Dreams, If The World, IRS, OMG

Ok Songs: You're Crazy (Lies), 14 Years, Dust N' Bones, Back Off Bitch, The Garden, Dead Horse, Shackler's Revenge

Bad Songs: Think About You, My Michelle, One In A Million, GITR, So Fine, Perfect Crime, YATF, Bad Obsession, Bad Apples

Horrible Songs: Anything Goes, Shotgun Blues, RNDTH, Scraped, Riad, Sorry, TIL

Garbage: My World, Absurd

Not a bad list. 

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15 minutes ago, 31illusions said:

How nice of Axl and Duff to release this song considering how "woke" they are. One of the most misogynistic bands ever. Not that it bothers me. I just don't like hypocrites.

How cute. 

3 minutes ago, Tom-Ass said:

That is a pretty big problem

No it's not, looking at the charts. Plus, when they'll release hard skool soon, everyone will love it. 

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I like the song. Don't mind the silkworms chorus "what can I do with a bitch like you" being cut cause in 2021, it's a little derogatory to women. What does confuse me is the way the line "screaming fucking banshee" seems to come in early. It's not performed that way live, so I'm wondering if it's actually a mistake. If not, I'm not particularly sure what it adds to the song. Part of me what I think is great, is the flow from the "full of magots" to "dizzy little dreamer" and the trip up in rhythm before hand hinders it a little.

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