Music is nature's language. What it is telling you is to shut up for once and listen.
I love guns and roses. I have a weakness for white trash, and I love clichés. They actually have some semi decent songs if you are into these kind of things. Impressive guitar intros and one or two wicked riffs. But that is not the point.
You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…
Whoa, oh, oh, sweet child o' mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, sweet love of mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, sweet child o' mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet love of mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, sweet child o' mine"
What poetry. What depth. You gotta love guns and roses.
I do. I love guns and roses. I have a weakness for white trash, and I love clichés. They actually have some semi decent songs if you are into these kind of things. Impressive guitar intros and one or two wicked riffs. But that is not the point.
Guns & roses is everything a rock band wants to be. In theory. They are like a cartoon of led zeppelin. And it is amusing. Like cartoons usually are, and are meant to be. They are like the TV-dinner equivalent of a good rock band.
I recently saw the concert videos from a couple of years ago where axel rose has gone from his pretty boy hunk in torn jeans and tattoos to a drunk fat American trailer park dweller and it seemed so right. I love it when people finally are aligned with their inner self, their true being.
But then again, fat, unkempt, with a beard that reminds you more of that patched street dog in the corner, he still is a pretty decent signer. (When he doesn’t shout. only Robert plant is allowed to shout. Bon scot is dead. Roger might get a temporary permission, depends on what song. Axel? Naaaa. sorry.)
And what wonderful name is axel rose. You really can't get more white trash rock star than that. Ever since the glorious career of Engelbert Humperdik no one has ever invented such a ridiculous alter ego persona without intention. I am still not sure he is not just taking the piss out of everybody.
But let us not underestimate the effect guns & roses had on our world. Since guns & roses collapsed onto themselves like a bad soufflé there is a huge gap in the American economy .the whole market of 'bimbos for video clips' has suffered a fatal blow.
Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games ."
on the other hand they did manage to imprint a couple of rock anthems in our modern culture so i cant really be that hard on them. for what they are, they were pretty good. well, always more pretty than good, but that is marketing for you...
and yes, slash is a very good guitar player. every tribute band would be proud to have him. and that says it all.
guns and roses is one of the most american bands that ever existed. it was the new kids on the block on a bender, a little too plastic to be vile, a little too professional to be rugged, a little too american to be intresting.
and now shut up as i crank up the volume and put on paradise city. its friday and i have to get in the mood... great song. great riff. forget everything i said so far.... volume up.