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1 hour ago, RussTCB said:

That's just shy of where I'm at. I don't love it, but I do really like it now. 

It does help that the worlds foremost authority on all things Pitman (wagszilla) was over tonight as part of my Friday night music gathering. 

We played it more than a few times and wagsz preached the word of Pitman to me lol

There’s a guy who loves Pitman that much? Any recommendations on his stuff? I assume he has talent if Axl hired him. But, I’ve never done a deep dive on him. 

1 hour ago, downzy said:

I remember my grade nine health/gym teacher telling us, with respect to cutting salt out of our diet, that most people can acquire a taste for something if you consume it 16 times.

I think this is what has happened to most fans over the last 24 hours. Listen to almost anything on repeat and you’ll end up finding something to like.

I gave it two or three spins and stopped. I don’t want to like it out of sheer exposure.

But to each to their own 🤪

Life without salt would not be life. 

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20 minutes ago, Gordon Comstock said:

I still find it hilarious they released Silkworms, but it's also just sad. It's been a bad song for 20+ years and having Slash and Duff play it doesn't change that. There's some cool parts but overall, it's a clusterfuck. Axl's been tinkering with this song for 2 decades, only wrote one fucking verse, and (predictably) released old vocals.

It would make sense to follow this up with Hardschool next week, then in 2 weeks announce an album, but unless the reaction starts getting really bad, this will probably be it until the end of the tour.

However... CD2 featuring Slash, Duff, Brain and maybe some Buckethead will be fucking crazy, in a good way. :axl:

Would make sense to release more songs or announce a album and use it as promotion to sell the tour. But yeah making sense hasn't been a strong point for gnr in the past.

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1 hour ago, downzy said:

I remember my grade nine health/gym teacher telling us, with respect to cutting salt out of our diet, that most people can acquire a taste for something if you consume it 16 times.

I think this is what has happened to most fans over the last 24 hours. Listen to almost anything on repeat and you’ll end up finding something to like.

I gave it two or three spins and stopped. I don’t want to like it out of sheer exposure.

But to each to their own 🤪

Yeah. "Real" fans, if they don't like something, listen to it until they like it. ;) I listened to it 2 times and never want to hear it again.

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46 minutes ago, downzy said:

I wouldn’t take the release of this song so, um, personally, for the lack of a better word. I have a hard time believing they’ll follow this up with something similar.  All signs point to Hard School being the next bullet in the chamber.  Consider the release of Absurd as forward progress moving towards something bigger and better.

It’s a start (hopefully).

If anything it should give us hope and perhaps even faith that there’s more to come.

Perhaps hold off on booking anything until you see something that makes sense to you personally. I can’t see tickets being all that hard to get last minute. You’re only unknown variable here is the ability to fly to Florida (which, to be honest with you, wouldn’t be my first choice in destinations). 

Downzy what is the coolest place you have seen this lineup? I’m aiming for Dublin next year. I pray I can get shrooms thru customs. 

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State of Grace, Perhaps, Atlas Shrugged, Hard School, Soul Monster, Oklahoma, The General, Quicksong, Zodiac ... The next Guns album has the potential to be a fucking epic release ... I had nearly lost all hope on an album but with them releasing SILKWORMS of all songs has completely restored my faith that CDII is still in the works and will see the light of day ... Rock music is in desperate need of epic tunes and these songs I think will have a great impact

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12 minutes ago, Ixtlan said:

Downzy what is the coolest place you have seen this lineup? I’m aiming for Dublin next year. I pray I can get shrooms thru customs. 

Good question. One I can’t answer easily.

Probably the city you want to party after the show.

I’ve seen this lineup three times in Toronto, once in Detroit, and once in Buffalo.

But if I could see them anywhere it would probably be LA, NYC, or London.

Have fun in Dublin!

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31 minutes ago, downzy said:

I have a very hard time believing that anyone involved with Guns, including Axl, thinks this song is going to light the world on fire.  It’s even harder to believe that the fait of new music relies on the reception of a song that I think for most in the band is a fun song that isn’t meant to be taken too seriously. Absurd is the perfect title for the song. The whole thing is absurd for the reasons you outline. I know Axl doesn’t get a ton of credit around here and online, but I have to believe he understands what the song is and what it isn’t. 

 

Yea I'm sure they're not expecting this to be a hit or anything but it's a song that should've been a b-side or EP track at best. The only way it really makes sense to release this first is if Hardschool gets released soon, and seems that much better in comparison. :lol:

I don't think the fate of new music depends on the reception of the song but if it starts getting more negative attention it might spur them to release Hardschool sooner. :shrugs:It was a great troll move from Axl though and he's probably gotten some entertainment out of the reactions.

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Am I remembering wrong or didn't the song originally have a bridge that went something like;

 

"Oh tell me what can I do?
With a bitch like you?
You know that it's true."

 

????

 

 

NuGNR's Silkworms actually grew on me a ton so I am enjoying this I just think it's a poor effort for a "first new song in 13 years and first new studio release song of Axl with Slash in how many years it's been" sort of song.

Slash's guitar sounds amazing on this.  Just feels surreal hearing (sort of) new Axl vocals with new work from Slash

 

Song has a great chaotic energy to it but man I wish they had just released BRING IT BACK HOME (!!!!!!) instead if they wanted to finish an old unfinished but unofficially released track about girls

 

I want a whole album of sleazy, bluesy rock sounding GN'R songs like that

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35 minutes ago, 2020_Intensions said:

State of Grace, Perhaps, Atlas Shrugged, Hard School, Soul Monster, Oklahoma, The General, Quicksong, Zodiac ... The next Guns album has the potential to be a fucking epic release ... I had nearly lost all hope on an album but with them releasing SILKWORMS of all songs has completely restored my faith that CDII is still in the works and will see the light of day ... Rock music is in desperate need of epic tunes and these songs I think will have a great impact

Yup and others like Tonto, Circus Maximus, Dub Suplex, Devious Bastard and Eye On You.

I also want a finished version of Nothing.

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2 minutes ago, fantomas said:

He was about 20 when he wrote that. At some point you have to grow the fuck up. 

Yeah, I like the song but Silkworms felt a bit juvenile in 2001.  It feels much more so now.  It's So Easy is much more "classy" in its raunchiness as well that makes it timeless.  Nothing wrong raunchy songs.  Obnoxiously vulgar songs feel a bit much at this stage in the game for GN'R.  Still enjoy the song but this whole situation has clear faults to it

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41 minutes ago, 2020_Intensions said:

State of Grace, Perhaps, Atlas Shrugged, Hard School, Soul Monster, Oklahoma, The General, Quicksong, Zodiac ... The next Guns album has the potential to be a fucking epic release ... I had nearly lost all hope on an album but with them releasing SILKWORMS of all songs has completely restored my faith that CDII is still in the works and will see the light of day ... Rock music is in desperate need of epic tunes and these songs I think will have a great impact

I don't want to set unrealistic expectations but with the unfinished/unreleased heavy hitter songs that would have been on CDII, whatever stuff Slash and others may have been working on over the years plus new ideas, they just might release a fantastic album

 

 

 

38 minutes ago, Ixtlan said:

Are there any members here who now have renewed hope for an album? I mean the fans who said it would never happen. 

I believe now, more than ever

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7 minutes ago, Oldest Goat said:

Yup and others like Tonto, Circus Maximus, Dub Suplex, Devious Bastard and Eye On You.

I also want a finished version of Nothing.

Yes man all amazing stuff in my opinion ... I really like Nothing. Last time I talked about it I got a lot of shit from some folks about it 

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Just now, 2020_Intensions said:

Yes man all amazing stuff in my opinion ... I really like Nothing. Last time I talked about it I got a lot of shit from some folks about it 

What?! Point them out to me and I'll write a sternly worded letter! :lol:

'Nothing' obviously isn't finished but it has potential.

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1 minute ago, downzy said:

Since the so called “insiders” so spectacularly missed the boat on this, they can fuck right back to their little hole in the wall.

 

Hell yeah, thank you for saying that!  I truly feel like the entire concept of "insider information" can fuck off too lol.  Either something is gonna happen and we can let GNR make it happen, or it isn't gonna happen and it doesn't matter anyways

 

 

"A source close to the band told me..." is so 2006

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2 minutes ago, WhazUp said:

Hell yeah, thank you for saying that!  I truly feel like the entire concept of "insider information" can fuck off too lol.  Either something is gonna happen and we can let GNR make it happen, or it isn't gonna happen and it doesn't matter anyways

 

 

"A source close to the band told me..." is so 2006

More people have seen the inside of Fort Knox than the inside of GNR.

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2 minutes ago, WhazUp said:

Hell yeah, thank you for saying that!  I truly feel like the entire concept of "insider information" can fuck off too lol.  Either something is gonna happen and we can let GNR make it happen, or it isn't gonna happen and it doesn't matter anyways

 

 

"A source close to the band told me..." is so 2006

It’s such a waste of time.

And really kind of sad that there are those who like to front for the sole benefit of an online reputation. 

How little do you have in your life that posing as someone with privilege information makes sense?  It’s all so petty and small 

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53 minutes ago, 2020_Intensions said:

State of Grace, Perhaps, Atlas Shrugged, Hard School, Soul Monster, Oklahoma, The General, Quicksong, Zodiac ... The next Guns album has the potential to be a fucking epic release ...

I'm VERY anxious to see how Atlas would sound with Slash and this sound design. It's my favourite from the leaks.

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10 minutes ago, 2020_Intensions said:

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Going crude is simply lazy and it's writing for a juvenile audience. 16 year old me loved get in the ring in 91. Now I just cringe at it. We all know Axl can write quality lyrics. Absurd lyrics are just half assed.

The music is there, all it needed was better words. 

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15 minutes ago, WhazUp said:

Hell yeah, thank you for saying that!  I truly feel like the entire concept of "insider information" can fuck off too lol.  Either something is gonna happen and we can let GNR make it happen, or it isn't gonna happen and it doesn't matter anyways

"A source close to the band told me..." is so 2006

The thing that must be frustrating to those who actually are kind of on the inside, is that any tentative plans they hear about are likely to not pan out anyway :lol: It must be the worst band to try to be an insider of.

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