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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #615 on: November 24, 2008, 03:34 PM »
I still can't believe you, of all people, enjoyed the Crystal Skull.

 :-*

Yeah... talk about disqualifying one's opinion...
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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #616 on: November 24, 2008, 06:26 PM »
I've listened to a few songs and I'm mixed. I did like the Chinese Democracy single. But I'm a huge fan of the original GnR, not the watered down version of Axl and his revolving door band. I just can't get past the fact that Slash is not he guitarist and that just kills it for me. I know it shouldn't but it does. GnR with all the changes just isn't GnR anymore. This just doesn't have the GnR feel to me...it's got some good music, don't get me wrong. I think though a number of people (me included) are trying to compare this album to previous GnR albums and maybe we shouldn't. The band is different and we are 15+ years after the last true GnR albums. Maybe it would be better to compare CD to the other current rock/metal albums out right now.

BTW, if you want a really good read on one perspective of what happened to GnR, read "Slash". Obviously it's Slash's insight into his life and what ended up happening to the band after UYI came out and how they fell apart.

Sorry, ROB, but I know if I like music when I am constantly choosing to hear it.

I've listened to songs like Better, IRS, There Was A Time, The Blues/Street Of Dream, & Catcher in the Rye for the past couple of years.  Not b/c I "thought" it was good, but b/c I liked it.  The final album is only half new to me, and while I love the classic blues-rock sound of AfD, that was a completely different band playing and writing those songs.  Those were 5 kids living day-to-day, and their music reflected that.  If you really want that, then look for the next starving rock band, b/c that will never again be Axl, Slash, Duff, or Izzy. 

This new sound is still great for me.  First, it starts with Axl.  I am a fan of his voice and vocals.  No one else sounds like him.  And while I am big fan of Slash and his music, I can still hear Slash in these songs.  Honestly, what has Slash done since leaving GNR?  Played for anyone that has paid him?  When you compare all the GNR-related albums by Duff, Matt, Steven, Izzy, Gilby, and Slash, this GNR-Axl record is far better IMO.  If Axl wants to call it GNR, so be it.  No one was ever fired - they all quit.  And you see what they've done.

Axl's music is still better and to me, what defined GNR.  My biggest problem with this curent GNR is the fact that Axl is STILL IN HIDING and the band is in limbo.  No Buckethead?  A freak to be sure, but a guitar player that could rival SLash in mastery.  No Finck?  He was my favorite new member of the band and somone who had been with axl for over 10 years.  No Brain?  No Freese?  Hard to really get excited about the "band" when you don't know who is in the "band".  Unless Axl comes out of his Malibu house, this GNR album (despite how great it is) will be better known as "Axl & Friends" since so many people worked on it, but never supported it as one band.
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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #617 on: November 24, 2008, 07:31 PM »
I still can't believe you, of all people, enjoyed the Crystal Skull.

 :-*

Yeah... talk about disqualifying one's opinion...

Yeah, talk about me pointing that out as evidence of how people can like things they've been waiting a long time for even if they're obviously flawed.

Do you even like the CD?  Or do you just like to argue the opposite of whatever I think?

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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #618 on: November 24, 2008, 08:49 PM »
Like I said earlier, haven't picked it up yet.  I was hoping to get it as a birthday present, but it didn't happen (at least not yet).
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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #619 on: November 25, 2008, 04:19 AM »
I'm through track five so far - it's what I expected.  Nothing great but decent.  I've always liked Better and I'm guessing it will remain my favorite track after I've listened to the entire album.


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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #620 on: November 25, 2008, 04:34 AM »
Well I finally listened to all of the songs.  Yeah, it is definately more like UYI.  I liked some of the songs and was indifferent to most of it.  The only problem I have with it this.  There is not one song on it that really excites me.  On all the other GNR albums there at least 4 that really get me excited.  Well except for the Spaghetti Incident, but that is a cover album anyway.  On this one there really are not any that truly grabbed my attention and kept it.  I did not listen to anything that made me say "Oh yeah!!!  I gotta hear that over and over again!!!"  But I only got through it one time so maybe something will over time?  Again I thought some songs sounded decent and Axl helps.   I will listen to them again at some point.  I am just not terribly excited to do so. 

Oh, and I actually liked KOTCS except for a few obvious things like the monkey swing.  I do get tired of the whole "It's not as good as the original" crying that goes along with every new move a franchise makes anymore.  It's really going to go to another level with the new Star Trek movie next year.  But that is another thread. 

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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #621 on: November 25, 2008, 04:40 AM »
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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #622 on: November 28, 2008, 02:23 PM »
Two dudes named Phil and Jake review Chinese Democracy over IM

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[13:47] Phil: Chinese Democracy streaming: http://web.gunsnroses.com/splash.jsp
[13:47] Jake: you listening?
[13:47] Phil: yep
[13:47] Jake: you just start?
[13:48] Phil: oh wait...it's clips
[13:48] Phil: dummies
[13:48] Jake: boo
[13:48] Phil: Checking their myspace page now
[13:48] Phil: appears to be streaming there
[13:49] Jake: link?
[13:49] Phil: http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses
[13:49] Phil: ready?
[13:49] Jake: ready
[13:49] Phil: go!
[13:49] Jake: ok

1. chinese democracy

[13:50] Phil: Creepy bird noises and jungle sounds or something
[13:50] Jake: sirens?
[13:50] Phil: Axl in Apocalypse Now
[13:50] Phil: Brando with hair weaves
[13:50] Phil: uh oh!
[13:51] Phil: bitchin' guitar tone
[13:51] Jake: rifftastic!
[13:51] Jake: perfect scream
[13:51] Jake: i like the double tracked vocals: low voice and screamy voice all quiet in the back
[13:52] Phil: yeah
[13:52] Phil: someone's been listening to Marilyn Manson's first album
[13:52] Phil: Of course, this may have been recorded at the same time
[13:52] Jake: you think it sounds dated?
[13:52] Phil: yeah
[13:53] Phil: 1996
[13:53] Phil: maybe 1998
[13:53] Phil: late 90s, just the same
[13:53] Phil: but I dig that weird solo
[13:53] Jake: those riffs are fat, though, and warm.
[13:54] Jake: i mean, it's slick, and busy as hell, but cool.
[13:54] Jake: waaaaaaaaaaaay over the top!
[13:54] Phil: saying something sounds "dated" to me isn't necessarily a bad thing, by the way
[13:54] Jake: "you're out of time" BOOM! explosion!
[13:54] Phil: BOOM!
[13:54] Jake: subtle.
[13:54] Phil: Axl's ego just exploded!

2. shackler's revenge

[13:54] Phil: More Manson
[13:55] Phil: Is it Halloween again?
[13:55] Jake: oooh! weird electronic blips.
[13:55] Phil: This is a very digital album so far
[13:55] Phil: I see why all the comparisons to NIN et al.
[13:55] Jake: this sounds silly to me.
[13:55] Phil: It is silly
[13:55] Jake: way too "processed" sounding
[13:56] Phil: It's a first-person shooter soundtrack
[13:56] Jake: inhuman
[13:56] Jake: a chorus of 50 axls! produced by mutt lange?
[13:56] Phil: ugh
[13:56] Jake: "i don't believe there's a reason" either, dude.
[13:57] Phil: a reason for this song
[13:57] Phil: I like the ho ha background vocals
[13:57] Phil: Axl loves the jungle, baby
[13:58] Jake: yeah. ooga booga.
[13:58] Phil: I expect Mighty Joe Young to jump out

3. better

[13:58] Phil: misnomer
[13:58] Jake: (not any) better
[13:58] Phil: well, now it sounds like 1992 GNR
[13:59] Jake: why's he talking about his heart?
[13:59] Phil: this is like some weird journey through the last 16 years or whatever
[13:59] Jake: yeah, it's great to hear him sing "craz-zay"
[13:59] Jake: but those noodling guitars are f-ing goofy
[14:00] Jake: woodly woodly woodly
[14:00] Jake: and that falsetto chorus is kinda wimpy.
[14:00] Phil: weeeeeooooo weeeeeooooo
[14:00] Phil: Call me Buckethead
[14:00] Jake: call you nels cline!
[14:01] Phil: oh ****, maybe Nels is on this album. A cast of thousands, after all...
[14:01] Jake: "i never wanted you to be so full of anger"
[14:01] Jake: who's he talking to?
[14:01] Phil: then stop screaming in my ear, dude
[14:01] Jake: ha!
[14:01] Phil: if these dopes weren't so angry Axl would be broke
[14:02] Phil: uh oh, Glen Frey solo
[14:02] Jake: totally. the heat is ON!
[14:03] Jake: axl's lyrics kinda remind me of mike tyson speaking
[14:03] Phil: big words that don't connect

4. street of dreams

[14:03] Jake: uh oh! ballad!
[14:03] Jake: every rose has its thorn!
[14:03] Jake: WHAT?
[14:03] Jake: what's that voice?
[14:04] Phil: Grover
[14:04] Jake: it's like grover doing a duet with axl
[14:04] Phil: Axl should replace his band with Muppets
[14:04] Phil: I would go see that
[14:04] Jake: every other verse: grover then axl
[14:04] Phil: I wouldn't know who was who
[14:04] Jake: this is so bouncy
[14:04] Jake: AXL ON BROADWAY!
[14:04] Phil: Axl is pretty much a Muppet, right?
[14:04] Jake: "that's not stardust on my feet" wtf?
[14:04] Phil: Maybe McCartney co-wrote this with him
[14:05] Phil: like "Say Say Say"
[14:05] Jake: animal on drums. that ludes lady on bass.
[14:05] Jake: this is terrible
[14:05] Phil: It's about how Muppets and humans have a lot more in common than we realize
[14:05] Jake: the cheese factor makes november rain sound subtle.
[14:06] Phil: Man, this is awful
[14:06] Phil: "What I thought was beautiful don't live inside of you anymore..."
[14:07] Phil: Thanks, Stacey
[14:07] Jake: seriously. blast this into afghanistan and osama will come out with his hands up
[14:07] Phil: "I give up, seriously. Just turn it off"
[14:07] Phil: Oh my God, that hollering at the end
[14:08] Jake: thank god it's over

5. if the world

[14:08] Phil: ooooh, speaking of Osama
[14:08] Jake: world music!
[14:08] Jake: funky!
[14:08] Phil: WXRT presents Axl Rose and Kaloof Mahoobie at the Old Town School of Folk Music
[14:08] Jake: sounds like a paul's boutique sample
[14:09] Jake: dumb lyrics again.
[14:09] Phil: dude, blaze that hookah!
[14:09] Phil: but fill it with Camel Lights
[14:09] Jake: this is interesting musically though
[14:09] Phil: sort of
[14:09] Jake: definitely something different...
[14:09] Phil: I wouldn't listen to this again...ever
[14:10] Jake: this reminds me of those paul's boutique sample sources. so many of them seem like they oughtta be awesome, but it turns out the dust brothers sampled the best eight bars... and the rest doesn't hold up.
[14:11] Phil: Hence, the genius of sampling
[14:11] Phil: haters can go eat it
[14:11] Jake: i'm kinda liking this one.
[14:11] Phil: how about now?
[14:11] Jake: i like that guitar solo.
[14:11] Phil: digging that Glen Frey again?
[14:11] Jake: come on.
[14:12] Phil: Guitar Center is paging that dude right now
[14:12] Jake: not the coolest tone, but the playing at least sounds like a human.
[14:12] Jake: slash might've played that solo -- it just would've sounded tougher. less chorus, or whatever.
[14:12] Phil: Nothing on this album sounds human
[14:12] Jake: i like the spanish acoustic solo too.
[14:12] Phil: even that is inhuman
[14:12] Jake: ha

6. there was a time

[14:13] Jake: hey, i've got to click an ad
[14:13] Jake: do you?
[14:13] Jake: wtf?
[14:13] Phil: this is like an exercise in soulless music
[14:13] Jake: did you click the ad?
[14:13] Phil: ******* Murdoch
[14:13] Phil: back on now
[14:14] Jake: me too
[14:14] Phil: thanks for interrupting me, *******
[14:14] Jake: more jungle soundtrack drums
[14:14] Phil: big tone
[14:14] Jake: i'm frankly getting bored with this album already
[14:14] Phil: more weird jungle guys hoofing in the background
[14:14] Phil: yes...boring is apt
[14:15] Phil: not awful, just boring
[14:15] Phil: why would I care about this album?
[14:15] Phil: why would anyone?
[14:15] Jake: because it took forever
[14:15] Jake: and we never thought we'd see it
[14:15] Jake: like santa
[14:15] Phil: Axl should get more efficient and simply score Xbox games
[14:16] Jake: this is total videogame music
[14:16] Phil: this is dull without the ability to shoot hookers in GTA
[14:16] Phil: I like THIS solo
[14:16] Jake: "lonely teardrops"??? really?
[14:16] Phil: or I did up until now
[14:16] Phil: he's Smokey Robinson!
[14:17] Phil: My teardrops are the life of the party
[14:17] Phil: never lonely
[14:18] Jake: ... yawn
[14:19] Phil: I'm sorry, did you say something? I was sleeping with my lonely tears
[14:20] Phil: I like the kids chorus at the very end
[14:20] Jake: good heavens. END ALREADY!

7. catcher in the rye

[14:21] Phil: it takes balls to write a song named after the most notorious book of the 20th Century
[14:22] Jake: yes
[14:22] Phil: but Axl's never lacked audacity
[14:22] Jake: hardly!
[14:22] Jake: have you seen the video for november rain?
[14:22] Phil: God, will we see another round of videos from this clown?
[14:22] Jake: i hope so.
[14:23] Jake: what's a few more million dollars?
[14:23] Phil: I can't believe this is called "Catcher in the Rye"
[14:24] Phil: I'm embarrassed for him now
[14:24] Phil: he really is stunted
[14:24] Jake: i really can't even come up with anything to say about this.
[14:25] Phil: Did you watch The Office this week?
[14:25] Phil: I can't wait for Obama to take office
[14:25] Phil: *is this over yet?
[14:26] Jake: you think hillary is going to take the sec of state?
[14:26] Phil: She should be in charge of keeping Axl out of a recording studio for the next eight years
[14:27] Jake: wow.
[14:27] Jake: that blew.

8. scraped

[14:27] Phil: like going to the dentist
[14:27] Phil: how appropriate
[14:27] Jake: oh that's kind of cool.
[14:27] Jake: ayyy ohhh!
[14:27] Phil: Oompa Loompas!
[14:28] Jake: this could get a bar crowd pumped
[14:28] Phil: Like at 2:15 when bouncers start beating the **** out of people in the alley?
[14:28] Jake: totally
[14:28] Phil: this does sound more like classic GNR
[14:28] Phil: best song so far
[14:29] Phil: probably recorded in 1988
[14:29] Phil: Oompa Loompas added in 2003
[14:29] Jake: yes
[14:29] Jake: that's a badass riff
[14:29] Phil: and a nice solo
[14:29] Phil: I like
[14:29] Phil: again, best track so far
[14:30] Phil: this really sounds like an Appetite outtake
[14:30] Phil: remastered
[14:30] Jake: yeah. it's badass.

9. sorry

[14:30] Phil: You should be, Axl
[14:31] Jake: please don't be a ballad
[14:31] Jake: oh NO!
[14:31] Phil: Babyface???
[14:31] Phil: WTF!?!?!?!
[14:31] Phil: "Don't want to do it"
[14:31] Phil: did you hear that?
[14:31] Jake: i did.
[14:31] Phil: oh man
[14:31] Jake: "what were you thinking?"
[14:32] Phil: I am laughing out loud now
[14:32] Phil: This is the guy who wrote "Paradise City"?
[14:32] Jake: no, that was izzy.
[14:33] Phil: At least Axl is sorry for us
[14:33] Jake: this is unbelievaburgable.
[14:34] Phil: I want congress to appoint a commission to see that this never happens again
[14:34] Jake: "i'll kick your ass like i said that i would"
[14:34] Jake: really?
[14:34] Phil: When was this? After Tommy Hilfiger kicked YOUR ass?
[14:35] Jake: it's getting better as it goes on.
[14:36] Jake: i can imagine stoned teenager really FEELING this.
[14:36] Phil: Dude, there are FIVE more songs
[14:36] Jake: oy.

10. riad n' the bedouins

[14:37] Jake: **** another ad
[14:37] Jake: you say go this time.
[14:37] Phil: you going?
[14:37] Phil: ok wait
[14:37] Phil: go!
[14:37] Jake: ok
[14:38] Phil: Please don't go political, Axl
[14:38] Phil: not you too
[14:38] Phil: so far ok...
[14:38] Jake: world politics are a metaphor for what's going on in his head
[14:38] Phil: I like that hollering
[14:38] Jake: i like it too
[14:39] Jake: seriously, any time axl says "crazy" he's got me.
[14:39] Phil: I don't get the Mario Brothers guitar bits that pop in and out of this album
[14:39] Phil: what is that???
[14:39] Jake: i like that though.
[14:39] Phil: you would
[14:39] Phil: go play Zelda, weirdo
[14:40] Phil: there it is again!
[14:40] Jake: what was the name of that game i used to play?
[14:40] Jake: at tom's?
[14:40] Jake: world of warcraft?
[14:40] Phil: You Don't Know Jack?
[14:40] Jake: ha
[14:40] Phil: I don't recall
[14:40] Jake: with the orks and whatnot.
[14:40] Jake: you'd build towns that would manufacture stuff
[14:41] Jake: and then you'd go kick your neighbor's villages
[14:41] Phil: "Ahhhhh sweet salvation!"
[14:41] Jake: nah, did he really just say that?
[14:41] Phil: yeah
[14:41] Jake: i missed it. thinking about warcraft.
[14:41] Phil: and now his modem can't connect, I think
[14:41] Phil: again, something from like 1995
[14:41] Jake: i like this jam.
[14:41] Jake: good one.

i.r.s.

[14:42] Phil: Fender Rhodes
[14:42] Phil: guitar face
[14:42] Phil: why do I expect him to shout out "Tear down the wall!"
[14:43] Jake: i'm bored again.
[14:43] Phil: so disjointed
[14:43] Phil: "Gonna call myself a private eye"
[14:44] Phil: please do, and see if you can track down the band you were in back in 1988
[14:44] Phil: First clue: Saul Hudson
[14:44] Jake: seriously though: what took so long?
[14:44] Jake: it's not like this is some mozart **** or something
[14:45] Phil: um, no
[14:45] Jake: it's just a bunch of dumb rock songs
[14:45] Phil: And this is what made the cut!
[14:45] Jake: with 30-50 guitar parts
[14:45] Jake: on each song
[14:45] Phil: it takes a long time to line up 50 Oompa Loompas for back-up vocals
[14:45] Jake: i'd love to see the take numbers.
[14:46] Jake: "i.r.s. (take 582)"
[14:46] Phil: Does he realize the Beatles recorded 10 albums plus their early solo records in that time?

12. madagascar

[14:46] Jake: big brass intro.
[14:46] Phil: Call in the Russians!
[14:46] Phil: I am a sucker for that ****
[14:46] Jake: electric drums
[14:47] Jake: another f-ing ballad?
[14:47] Phil: Axl is a softy
[14:48] Jake: what is this goofy formula where they start out slow and quiet and then build up all huge and ridiculous?
[14:48] Jake: who is he? queen?
[14:48] Phil: he wishes
[14:48] Phil: Freddy Mercury is still writing better songs than this
[14:48] Jake: good one!
[14:48] Jake: they also recorded about 20 albums in the time it took him to do 2.
[14:49] Phil: Sampling!
[14:49] Jake: mlk?
[14:49] Jake: how dare he?
[14:49] Phil: Now that actually sounds cool!
[14:49] Phil: making up for "One in a Million"
[14:49] Jake: who's talking to mlk?
[14:50] Jake: is this axl's version of hip hop?
[14:50] Phil: This sounds like Thrill Kill Kult
[14:50] Jake: yeah. but better.
[14:50] Jake: thicker.
[14:50] Jake: makes me wanna do drugs.
[14:50] Phil: not better than Daisy Chain for Satan
[14:51] Jake: no, nothing's better than daisy chain for satan.
[14:51] Phil: nothing
[14:51] Jake: oops, and now it's lame again.
[14:51] Jake: it was cool there for a minute in the breakdown.
[14:51] Phil: yes, do a whole album of that!
[14:51] Phil: epic!

13. this i love

[14:52] Phil: oh ****
[14:52] Jake: this, i do not.
[14:52] Phil: oh hell no
[14:52] Phil: Please, let it die
[14:53] Phil: I think Axl is taking himself very seriously as a singer. Like opera or something
[14:53] Jake: wanna fast forward?
[14:53] Phil: no, we're professionals
[14:53] Jake: i don't think i can take this
[14:53] Phil: we owe it to the readers
[14:53] Jake: ok. gulp.
[14:53] Jake: f-ing readers!
[14:53] Phil: but this is horse****
[14:53] Phil: I hope people appreciate what we're doing
[14:54] Phil: they should have a parade for us
[14:54] Jake: this makes me want to kick a dog.
[14:54] Phil: I think your dogs would disintegrate at the mere sound of this album
[14:55] Jake: definitely. they would run in circles until they wore out their little legs.
[14:55] Phil: Remember CC Deville from Poison?
[14:55] Phil: I owe him an apology
[14:55] Jake: how come?
[14:55] Phil: these are clearly the worst solos on record
[14:55] Phil: not his
[14:56] Jake: dude, that's harsh.
[14:56] Phil: well...
[14:56] Phil: I don't hear an argument
[14:56] Jake: have you heard the "every rose" solo lately?
[14:56] Phil: yes, I have
[14:56] Phil: too recently, in fact
[14:56] Jake: it's retarded. and you know i don't use that word loosely.
[14:56] Phil: at least that had a decent song surrounding it (which may make the solo more agregious)
[14:56] Phil: egregious
[14:56] Jake: thank GOD -- only one song after this.
[14:56] Jake: this is f-ing painful.
[14:57] Jake: someone needs to takle axl's piano away from him
[14:57] Jake: or cut off his hands maybe

14. prostitute

[16:24] Phil: More spooky noises...and then some dopey cliche "Seemed like forever and a day"
[16:24] Jake: it creeps me out when axl tries to sound gentle
[16:24] Jake: "if my intentions are misunderstood, please be kind..."
[16:24] Phil: like when your abusive step-dad tries to talk sports with you
[16:24] Phil: "how was school today, kid-o?"
[16:25] Jake: this is lite rock. the strings?
[16:25] Phil: WLHT
[16:26] Jake: weren't there better songs recorded over the last 16 years?
[16:26] Phil: apparently not
[16:26] Phil: or Axl is saving them for the box set
[16:26] Jake: ha.
[16:26] Jake: there'll be a 2-disc deluxe version released in three months
[16:27] Jake: i just noticed on the myspace page:
[16:27] Jake: band members: Axl Rose, Tommy Stinson, Dizzy Reed, Bumblefoot, Chris Pitman, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer
[16:27] Phil: currently
[16:27] Jake: tommy's been on the payroll longer than anybody now, hasn't he?
[16:28] Phil: not a bad gig, eh?
[16:28] Jake: i guess dizzy reed has been around since use your illusion
[16:29] Phil: oh, yeah
[16:29] Phil: He must have some dirt on Axl
[16:29] Jake: can you believe this album goes out with such a whimper?
[16:29] Jake: wimpy strings
[16:29] Phil: the end of this song sounds like the end of E.T.
[16:29] Jake: beeeeee goooooood
[16:29] Jake: axl, be better!
[16:30] Phil: that's the end of our review, right there
[16:30] Jake: done.
[16:30] Phil: whew
[16:30] Phil: that wasn't easy
[16:30] Jake: heavens to murgatroyd, no.

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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #623 on: November 28, 2008, 10:21 PM »
I'm through track five so far - it's what I expected.  Nothing great but decent.  I've always liked Better and I'm guessing it will remain my favorite track after I've listened to the entire album.


After listening to the entire album, I have to disagree with Rob...with regards to Crystal Skull.

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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #624 on: November 28, 2008, 10:49 PM »
After listening to the album for the past few days, I'd have to say this was decent. That's all I can call it, decent. It wasn't a complete failure, but it probably could've been (excuse the pun) better. It feels a bit too long, with too many ballads. I think cutting 4-5 of the ballads and having this be a nice, lean, 9-10 song album would've benefitted it greatly. My favorite tracks would proably have to be the title track, Shackler's Revenge, Better, There Was A Time, and Riad N' The Bedouins. I must say, Sorry is good for the comedic value. Gotta love the Mexican vampire accent.

Good job, Axl.

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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #626 on: December 1, 2008, 09:06 PM »
Any word on how well the album sold?
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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #628 on: December 1, 2008, 09:19 PM »

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Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« Reply #629 on: December 15, 2008, 05:03 PM »
Heh. I just got my free Dr. Pepper coupon in the mail today. Wasn't expecting that...