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9 minutes ago, Tom2112 said:

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! 

I wouldn't mind the CDII songs coming out as a deluxe edition or rarities CD. From an archive standpoint I find all of it interesting. But for a mainstream release after 13 years of radio silence?  Eek.

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10 minutes ago, Estranged Reality said:

It's so surreal that one of the first new songs that Axl performed after Slash left the band is now the first "new" song from the reunion lineup *two decades* later. I really can't wait to find out the story behind how this track was selected and why they chose it over all the other old material there must be, or why they didn't just move in an entirely new direction and scrap the old stuff. It's just such a bizarre thought that Slash is now adding overdubs to Chinese Democracy demos. But at the same time I kind of love the punk attitude of releasing such a non-radio-friendly song, knowing it's going to get a lot of attention in the press for being the first new song with Slash in almost three decades. 

 

Bizarre. Absurd. 

 

I don't think it's a "they" situation in terms of the decision to release it. Dictator Axl decided to troll everyone with "My World" on Steroids...and it has the perfect song title as well. Lol

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3 minutes ago, Stay.Of.Execution said:

How cute. 

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

It is the first song they released with Slash and Duff in 30 years.. Of course it is going to get a million views/streams.. That doesn't mean it is sustainable.. I know a quite a bit of people that checked it out  once or twice today.. The feedback was pretty bad. Hell, my 71 year old uncle even checked it out..

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3 minutes ago, Powderfinger said:

I’ll probably get slaughtered here, but this tune is shite. I’ve been in bands that wrote better tunes. The chorus of the original silkworms is better than the current shouting of absurd a few times. It’s repetitive and the guitar riff is a teenage players first song. 
 

 

 

 

Nah, I agree with you mate.

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"That song in particular that you are talking about, 'Silkworms', it ended up being this incredible track that sounded like Guns N' Roses 10 or 15 years in the future." - Pitman

Sure, 2011 was a bit absurd, 2016 also. Yet, Pit's too modest. He should've called it 20 and been later hailed as a prophet.

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13 minutes ago, steveysham said:

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.

That line was cut in 2006. Some guy tracked Axl down at a party took a picture with him that said Silkworms or something. Axl told him he cut the chorus. 

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1 minute ago, Ixtlan said:

That line was cut in 2006. Some guy tracked Axl down at a party took a picture with him that said Silkworms or something. Axl told him he cut the chorus. 

Axl also mentioned this when he chatted on the forums in '08:

Dudecqd: Hi Axl, is Silkworms on the next record? It's a masterpiece.

Axl: has a lot of guitars, lots of different drum the chorus is gone.

 

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1 minute ago, RussTCB said:

I've listen to the song a few more times now. 

I like it a whole hell of a lot more than I did when I first heard it this morning. I like is far, FAR more than any version of Silkworms I'd heard previously. The lyrics are still dumb as hell and I could do without all the effects on Axl's voice. 

However, overall it rocks way harder than it has any right to. The how's/why's and wrf's about how it was released are going to be continually debated, so I'm just commenting on the song itself. 

I am coming to the same conclusion - I can't say the songwriting is something I consider amazing but it is fun and rocking, with a cool riff and Slash's signature sound being back in the mix for the riffs and solos are worth the price of admission on its own IMO

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2 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I've listen to the song a few more times now. 

I like it a whole hell of a lot more than I did when I first heard it this morning. I like is far, FAR more than any version of Silkworms I'd heard previously. The lyrics are still dumb as hell and I could do without all the effects on Axl's voice. 

However, overall it rocks way harder than it has any right to. The how's/why's and wrf's about how it was released are going to be continually debated, so I'm just commenting on the song itself. 

I have a strong feeling there will be an Absurd shirt now. 

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1 hour ago, Tom-Ass said:

It sounds like a poor outdated attempt at trying to sound like Prodigy.. Axl's sampled in Screams are terrible.. That slow part is even worse.. They could have redeemed the slow part by totally re-doing and having Slash add some really cool melodic part.. Maybe even have Axl sing something a little bit audible.. 

Either way it is hard to accept Slash playing riffs written by Bumblehead, Bucketfoot and Finck.. Whoever wrote the shit.. If you can even call that a riff. Axl could could have wrote that crap for all I know.. 

I agree that the middle quiet part isn't good. A really awesome bridge would have helped a song that has no real chorus.

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3 minutes ago, Ixtlan said:

I have a strong feeling there will be an Absurd shirt now. 

Oh yeah? 

7 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I've listen to the song a few more times now. 

I like it a whole hell of a lot more than I did when I first heard it this morning. I like is far, FAR more than any version of Silkworms I'd heard previously. The lyrics are still dumb as hell and I could do without all the effects on Axl's voice. 

However, overall it rocks way harder than it has any right to. The how's/why's and wrf's about how it was released are going to be continually debated, so I'm just commenting on the song itself. 

Oh and the more I listen to it, the more it sounds like the little brother of Oh My God. And I'm 100% OK with that because I love OMG. 

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16 minutes ago, denin said:

"That song in particular that you are talking about, 'Silkworms', it ended up being this incredible track that sounded like Guns N' Roses 10 or 15 years in the future." - Pitman

Sure, 2011 was a bit absurd, 2016 also. Yet, Pit's too modest. He should've called it 20 and been later hailed as a prophet.

Didn’t pitman say that in 2006 tho?

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6 minutes ago, zigzagbigbag said:

Despite the debate if Absurd is a good song or not: What bothers me most is the fact that the first release of the reunited „b(r)and“ is a 20 year old song of New GNR. This speaks volumes in terms of Slash and Duff. By letting this happen, for me, they lost that much credibility, I cannot even find words.

Seriously, after five years they have nothing more to offer than a reworked song written by the guys who claimed to be GNR 20 years ago but everyone (beside some members of this forum) laughed about?!  

 

 

Axl is the boss. The other two are just very highly paid employees. But they did a damn good job on this tune. It's a weird song, but Duff & Slash at least kicked some ass on their parts. 

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Maybe they're trying to build some kind of buzz to get people noticing that the band is active with 3/5 original members again? A lot of people who don't frequent message boards, probably assume that it's still the MTV awards lineup. I probably wouldn't release the top shelf material until there was some buzz going on out of the inner circle of diehards. Hopefully they're cleaning out the overstock, and will drop some new product recently written after this tour. Wishful thinking.

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39 minutes ago, zigzagbigbag said:

Despite the debate if Absurd is a good song or not: What bothers me most is the fact that the first release of the reunited „b(r)and“ is a 20 year old song of New GNR. This speaks volumes in terms of Slash and Duff. By letting this happen, for me, they lost that much credibility, I cannot even find words.

Seriously, after five years they have nothing more to offer than a reworked song written by the guys who claimed to be GNR 20 years ago but everyone (beside some members of this forum) laughed about?!  

 

$$$$$$...Seems Slash & Duff are paid really well being back at GNR
Both have wives & Kids & ex wives that demand $$$$ every month.
That was not the case back in the 90s, where they could say to Axl "Fuck off redhead"
this is not GNR...

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36 minutes ago, zigzagbigbag said:

Despite the debate if Absurd is a good song or not: What bothers me most is the fact that the first release of the reunited „b(r)and“ is a 20 year old song of New GNR. This speaks volumes in terms of Slash and Duff. By letting this happen, for me, they lost that much credibility, I cannot even find words.

Seriously, after five years they have nothing more to offer than a reworked song written by the guys who claimed to be GNR 20 years ago but everyone (beside some members of this forum) laughed about?!  

 

Exactly. Spineless yesmen. Wow, I expected so much more.

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