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Hard Skool Officially Released at Midnight - Sept 24


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3 minutes ago, adamsapple said:

Who wrote the lyrics? Who composed the music? What is the song about? What was the inspiration for it? Chords? Tabs? Will an album follow?

I don't fucking care anymore.

Too little, too late.

Just one bloody fucking mess.

In another universe from 20 years ago, my 20-something old me might have been interested in it.

If anything I might be mildly interested in hearing it performed LIVE.

However, if Absurd and Hard Skool are to what's to be expected from a new album (= chinese leftovers with Slash adding some guitaring), then they better keep touring their shallow little nostalgia act.

Maybe my ears are spoiled with music from these guys that is actually really good and worth listening to. Maybe I'm just too hard to please, expecting too much, I don't know.

I think its great they are still around doing their thing and I'm happy for everyone enjoying it, but my problem with the new track is the same problem I had with Absurd: It's just not my rave. And that's saying something, since I like 99% of all GNR songs, some more, some less but I generally like GNR very much, it's one of my absulute fav bands. And also like Chinese Democracy a lot.

But this track? No. Just no. Just like Absurd, an insult to my ears.

It's not even the sound or the performances of musicians mixed together form perhaps four different lineups, it's the core, the heart and soul of the song, there is just none of that in there. The entire operation is utterly pointless but not in a cool way, just a waste of time.

These songs, Absurd and Hard Skool are the one thing both classic GNR and Axl's CD-GNR never stood for: Resignation.

If they still want my attention, dedication and money at this point in my life boy they have to come up with more than Absurd and Hard Skool, a lot more than that.

Gonna check out tonight's streams/videos, if they don't sell it to me live I guess I have no more business hanging around here as the current state and music of GNR just might not be an enjoyable thing for me anymore.

I don't know what's worse GNR put out shitty music or their fans loving it. It used to be so much more and better than that.

Don't give up, we still haven't heard any really new songs they created together. And maybe even something reworked from the golden era. I'd say this is just the beginning. 

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4 minutes ago, adamsapple said:

Who wrote the lyrics? Who composed the music? What is the song about? What was the inspiration for it? Chords? Tabs? Will an album follow?

I don't fucking care anymore.

Too little, too late.

Just one bloody fucking mess.

In another universe from 20 years ago, my 20-something old me might have been interested in it.

If anything I might be mildly interested in hearing it performed LIVE.

However, if Absurd and Hard Skool are to what's to be expected from a new album (= chinese leftovers with Slash adding some guitaring), then they better keep touring their shallow little nostalgia act.

Maybe my ears are spoiled with music from these guys that is actually really good and worth listening to. Maybe I'm just too hard to please, expecting too much, I don't know.

I think its great they are still around doing their thing and I'm happy for everyone enjoying it, but my problem with the new track is the same problem I had with Absurd: It's just not my rave. And that's saying something, since I like 99% of all GNR songs, some more, some less but I generally like GNR very much, it's one of my absulute fav bands. And also like Chinese Democracy a lot.

But this track? No. Just no. Just like Absurd, an insult to my ears.

It's not even the sound or the performances of musicians mixed together form perhaps four different lineups, it's the core, the heart and soul of the song, there is just none of that in there. The entire operation is utterly pointless but not in a cool way, just a waste of time.

These songs, Absurd and Hard Skool are the one thing both classic GNR and Axl's CD-GNR never stood for: Resignation.

If they still want my attention, dedication and money at this point in my life boy they have to come up with more than Absurd and Hard Skool, a lot more than that.

Gonna check out tonight's streams/videos, if they don't sell it to me live I guess I have no more business hanging around here as the current state and music of GNR just might not be an enjoyable thing for me anymore.

I don't know what's worse GNR put out shitty music or their fans loving it. It used to be so much more and better than that.

Too much text, didn’t reas lol 

😬😂

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Very exciting to see how well Hard Skool will be recieved by the media and non hardcore fans! A rock radio hit for sure! IMO this is the perfect comeback song for GnR. Really exciting times as a GnR fan.

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Mix is terrible. Duffs intro is great though. Very velvet revolver. Gotta hand it to Slash for taking the parts that Finck wrote as "Slash like parts" and actually making them Slash parts. At least Axl still wants to sound like Axl on the studio shit even though he's given up on that live. It's funny because instead of sounding like Gn'R it sounds like VR + CHIDEM. 

I can't wait for Atlas Shrugged. Love that song. 

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3 hours ago, SMG said:

 

Y'all got so confused about SOYL. It was just remixed and remastered stems from back in the day. Bit of time alignment here and there, more processing for sure, but it's all still the boys from back then.

They didn't have stems back then.

2 hours ago, cqleonardo said:

me too. I wouldnt mind an EP with the CD leftovers re-recorded by the current line up and later 2022/23 a new album written by this lineup

I'm down with that.

1 hour ago, Gunsforever said:

Its Frank!

Do we know for sure?

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6 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

Oh I didn't wait either lol. I played it a few times through my laptop 😂 

I'm excited to hear it in better quality tomorrow and very excited (of course) to get it on vinyl too! 

This feels like GnR to me. Absurd did not. Feels like one of the three minute quick rock songs from Illusions. Not epic or classic, but as decent quality filler track. Like Right Next Door, Perfect Crime, Garden of Eden etc...  

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1 hour ago, Tom-Ass said:

Thanks.. I'll pass

Aren't you like a big Slash Fan? His guitar parts are very nice. Really. 

I know you're against the way they produced this. But it is what it is. And it's beautiful. Very melodic and touching.

Eta: no matter when they were recorded the vocals are energetic and moving. I think the song works much better than I woud have expected.

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I like the red image of the Skool locker.

Seems the song hasn't made it to YouTube yet, although it appears to listed on the official GNR YouTube page.

I do like the Slash snippet of Hard Skool recorded during the sound check.

I like what i have heard so far.. sounds way better than Absurd. 

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Now, somebody, for the love of god, explain to me why THIS wasn't released as the first single, including a video made of those social media snippets. Just why? 

Well, fuck it, we finally got Checkmate aka Jackie Chan, and I'm loving it. Yes, kinda copy/paste, but a great start overall.

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After the clips from the soundchecks, I didn't think I would like it that much. It still leaves a bitter taste, that Axl really didn't add anything substantial to the song from himself, the middle part would leave room for that. Nevertheless I really like the changes they made from the demo-version, the intro is really nice, Slash's guitar is nice to hear, but...

My favourite moment in the demo was always the breakdown, it was perfect in my opinion. Especially the drums were just too good with a very melodious guitar. Now it's just... boring.

That said, it appears I'm in the minority with this opinion, so... ;)

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Just now, Lipfel2 said:

After the clips from the soundchecks, I didn't think I would like it that much. It still leaves a bitter taste, that Axl really didn't add anything substantial to the song from himself, the middle part would leave room for that. Nevertheless I really like the changes they made from the demo-version, the intro is really nice, Slash's guitar is nice to hear, but...

My favourite moment in the demo was always the breakdown, it was perfect in my opinion. Especially the drums were just too good with a very melodious guitar. Now it's just... boring.

That said, it appears I'm in the minority with this opinion, so... ;)

The good thing is that we still have the demo with Josh's awesome drums and Robin's melodic guitar melody :)

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32 minutes ago, Manfisman said:

I FUCKING LOVE the solo scream, then the sudden stop and how the drums gets in right when Axl sings "had to play it COOL"

 

So tasty

True...That's the best part of the song. It genuinely surprises me every time and I might be on my 80th play in a row right now.

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9 minutes ago, batatadoce said:

i'm wondering when is fernando going on reddit post some snarky comment

I have been out of the GNR loop for years. Is Fernando still around? ..i guess so. 

 

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