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2 hours ago, DTJ80 said:

The original version had its own charm TBF. And it IS odd hearing Absurd without it.

It was probably a situation similar to Riad. Remember that artist who claimed Riad's intro on the final version was his?? They probably took out the intro from Absurd to avoid anything like that again.

But I'm a big fan of the intro too and the industrial guitars.

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29 minutes ago, suckerpunched03 said:

Awesome story. 

quick follow up, does your dad like the song now ? 

He still likes it, but it’s so much different in a small live setting like we were in. The song sounds 1000 times better when you’re right there in the mix. I can understand why Axl likes it so much, but I don’t know if he realizes how much better it sounds in a small intimate setting compared to playing it over a set of regular speakers.

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On 8/6/2021 at 7:39 AM, TheDemocracyRose said:

I'm not excited. They should release another new single soon that sounds more like Guns N' Roses...

Guns N Roses sounds like whatever they decide it sounds like and you can like it or lump it

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I recorded a cover of the song on my YouTube channel, if anyone is interested in check how to play it on a guitar. Not posting the link here though.

 

45 minutes ago, grogmug said:

My first GN’R concert was at the House of Blues on December 29, 2001. I was 17 years old and my father accompanied me to Vegas, because he knew how much I wanted to see them. He wasn’t into GN’R as much as I was, but as soon as Silk Worms came on with Buckethead and Finck tearing it up on guitar, he was hooked. It ended up being his favorite song performed that night. He has been asking about this song every year since Vegas and I kept telling him it hasn’t been performed and probably won’t be ever again. Since the official release, he can’t believe that they took Bucketheads parts out and switched the song up. I mean, I understand with Slash being back in the band, and it does sound good, but I got used to the original version and was hoping they would keep it that way, as our ears originally heard it. I guess being there and hearing it live changes your perspective on things..In a live setting, the synth and guitars worked back then and being against the rail at 17 years old, the song blew my mind. It’s kind of cool that they still released it two decades later, after my first show, as the first single. My father was pumped as well…just wanted to share my connection with the track and all of the history behind it.

 

Back then it didnt have much Buckethead on it, but I guess you're right. Did you/your dad checked the Vegas 01 DVD?

I also remember to read fan reviews for the two Vegas shows in late 2001. A LOT of people said both Silkworms and OMG were the highlight of the shows.

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2 hours ago, Live Like a Suicide said:

Yes, Slash's communications team certainly need a pay rise after everything they've done.

Not really. Everyone’s knows Slash. Everyone loves Slash. Always been that way. Sure PR might’ve helped him move up the ladder on these greatest guitarists ever polls by reminding them but Slash’s career speaks for itself 

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12 minutes ago, Bitchisback said:

Does it say pussy full of maggots on the back?

My son is 15, so yes of course it says that lol

12 minutes ago, James Bond said:

Can she make me one? :lol:

That's awesome. 

She sure can :)

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I'm sure this has been answered but are the vocals on this song new or from 2000/01? Also I wonder if this opens up the possibility of releasing other Chinese Democracy era tracks like Atlas Shrugged or the General that didn't make the cut.

You could argue that the band could've slowly released these songs through singles and EPs years ago. I also have to wonder if Axl took notice of the reaction to the leaks a few years ago and saw that there was genuine interest and even positive reaction to a good portion of the material.

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24 minutes ago, mystery said:

I'm sure this has been answered but are the vocals on this song new or from 2000/01? Also I wonder if this opens up the possibility of releasing other Chinese Democracy era tracks like Atlas Shrugged or the General that didn't make the cut.

You could argue that the band could've slowly released these songs through singles and EPs years ago. I also have to wonder if Axl took notice of the reaction to the leaks a few years ago and saw that there was genuine interest and even positive reaction to a good portion of the material.

They don't sound new, right? I think it's the same from that oldass demos, apart from the word Absurd, which appear to have been recorded more recently. 

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25 minutes ago, Tarrant666 said:

This is punk music not GNR. Awful.

This is not punk music. This is pseudo industrial nu metal inspired edgy 2000s teenage music

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1 hour ago, Propaganda said:

It was probably a situation similar to Riad. Remember that artist who claimed Riad's intro on the final version was his?? They probably took out the intro from Absurd to avoid anything like that again.

But I'm a big fan of the intro too and the industrial guitars.

The  intro was awesome from  a dynamic stand point because the mystic of what you're about to hear keeps building and then the thunderous drums come kick in and it's just rocking from there on out 

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41 minutes ago, Top-Hatted One said:

Not really. Everyone’s knows Slash. Everyone loves Slash. Always been that way. Sure PR might’ve helped him move up the ladder on these greatest guitarists ever polls by reminding them but Slash’s career speaks for itself 

Slash managed to remain relevant in the music industry, even prior to rejoining GN'R. In fact, during the Chinese years, he arguably had a stronger brand presence and recognition than Axl/NuGuns, and that boils down to having better PR and marketing. Hell, he was introduced to a whole new generation where some people don't even know that he was in the band, lol. 

 

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16 minutes ago, Live Like a Suicide said:

Slash managed to remain relevant in the music industry, even prior to rejoining GN'R. In fact, during the Chinese years, he arguably had a stronger brand presence and recognition than Axl/NuGuns, and that boils down to having better PR and marketing. Hell, he was introduced to a whole new generation where some people don't even know that he was in the band, lol. 

 

Velvet Revolver really gave Slash a breath of fresh air with his career though.  I think he really fell out of the spotlight in a big way between Guns and VR.  Once he started up VR he became relevant again and was looked upon as the guitar god he is.  Nobody cared about Snakepit.

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