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Hard Skool Officially Released at Midnight - Sept 24


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I want to pull the trigger on the 7", but It's a bit of a gamble when there's no pressing info. Hoping there's not TOO many since it isn't an RSD release like Shadow Of Your Love. Especially considering it's $30 for two songs.

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23 minutes ago, Martin Riggs said:

 some new age quack named Yoda to essentially make life decisions for him by studying people’s faces and advising if the electric energy waves were safe enough to go to certain cities or whatever all that shit was…BTW whatever happened with all that crap? Does he still believe in it? Has he commented on it before? 

It's called midlife crisis. and who knows what was going on in his life at the time? Some folks drown it in alcohol, others buy a Porsche and get a younger girlfriend and yet others lean towards the spiritual or religious route, getting a tarot reading or listening to some guru. Who am I to judge that? If anything, I feel sad for anyone with no friends or family close and real enough so that he has to seek outside help and inspiration to cope with the madness going on inside and around him.

What makes me question Axl's sanity is not his private life that I know nothing about, it's his artistic and business decisions.

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This one is getting very positive response from the casuals on social media, as far as I've seen.

But it's hilarious to read the comments on Axl's vocals and compare them to the respective comments on Absurd.

Casual fans on Absurd: "OMG, is that Axl? What happened to Axl's voice? This sux."

Casual fans on Hard Skool: "OMG, Axl got his voice back! This rocks!"

 

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7 minutes ago, Syk said:

I want to pull the trigger on the 7", but It's a bit of a gamble when there's no pressing info. Hoping there's not TOO many since it isn't an RSD release like Shadow Of Your Love. Especially considering it's $30 for two songs.

What do you mean? Like making your own lathe cut?

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3 minutes ago, Joraz said:

Is it a hit? Do we think views will grow substantially larger after its finally played live?

It's 2021. In most cases, hits and views for current music are bought. The bigger the budget, the wider the reach, the more likely a "hit", especially with clever marketing. Quality of music has nothing to do with that, just marketing and enough budget. Most people will just stream, download, buy or attend whatever music they are being spoonfed. Some will even listen to a band or genre out of habit. I can sell anyone an album of you singing in the shower and make them love it. You don't need talent for that, just enough money to sell it properly and the rest will fall into place. In short, no the song is not going to be a hit, too small a budget, too amateurish to non existent the marketing, too detached the artists.

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5 minutes ago, Twinaleblood said:

What do you mean? Like making your own lathe cut?

Nope out on the GNR web store.

 

5 minutes ago, Ak1nney said:

I didn't know they announced the 7" single! 

Hasn't been announced anywhere as far as I can see. I went to the shop with the hopes it would be there, and sure enough it was. Also some 30th anniversary UYI stuff.

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Haven't gotten as many texts about this song as Absurd but got a few. All big fans

One friend said it rips but using old vocals feels cheep.  He was happy to hear it on the radio today.

My Uncle who is at last nights show just said "Its OK.. better than Absurd I guess"

My cousin also a big fan.. Went to Vegas with me in 2016.. Said he listened to it once and they need to stop with Frankenstein CD songs bullshit..

I still can't get myself to listen to it..

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3 minutes ago, Blackstar said:

This one is getting very positive response from the casuals on social media, as far as I've seen.

Seems a little different here. Had a quick look at some of the italian music websites posting the news/video and the comment sections were full of casuals bashing it. Almost all the sites announced it as "a song originally written in the Chinese Democracy sessions and then scrapped" and the words "Chinese Democracy" carry a huge stigma in the eyes of casual fans around here (well, not only here, but still). Seen some positive comments too, but much more bashing than I thought. 

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2 minutes ago, Syk said:

Nope out on the GNR web store.

 

Hasn't been announced anywhere as far as I can see. I went to the shop with the hopes it would be there, and sure enough it was. Also some 30th anniversary UYI stuff.

True, on the US store. I had checked the european one and wasn't there. However, it says estimated shipping date June 24 2022

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3 hours ago, Martin Riggs said:

Yeah they matured into writing about their times at Skool and a biology experiment involving maggots that went horribly wrong. The growth is inspiring. 

Check out duffs last solo album. If they wanted to write or touch on real world stuff they still can. Seems like Hard Skool is just a quick fun song for them. 

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2 minutes ago, Twinaleblood said:

True, on the US store. I had checked the european one and wasn't there. However, it says estimated shipping date June 24 2022

Wow didn't even realize that. I'll probably hold off until there's a pressing number figured out.

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1 minute ago, Syk said:

Wow didn't even realize that. I'll probably hold off until there's a pressing number figured out.

Also, the b-side of the 7" is Absurd, but a live version. That could mean they are working on something bigger. If it was just those two songs and nothing else, they would have used the studio version of Absurd as the b-side.

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Just now, Twinaleblood said:

Also, the b-side of the 7" is Absurd, but a live version. That could mean they are working on something bigger. If it was just those two songs and nothing else, they would have used the studio version of Absurd as the b-side.

Interestingly enough the CD version has Absurd, Hard Skool, Don't Cry (Live), and You're Crazy (Live)

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