Re: GNR... and now there is one (original member, that is)
posted at 3/22/2012 8:32 PM EDT
In Response to Re: GNR... and now there is one (original member, that is)
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: GNR... and now there is one (original member, that is) : Actually, I think they came out at the perfect time. They were the first nail in the coffin for the hair bands; not grunge. They were not anywhere near as slick as Poison, Bon Jovi, etc. As for the infighting, as mentioned earlier, Axl was a complete and total A.H.
Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]
I was a yoing whippersnapper in 1987 and even I could see the difference between a Poison type pop/metal band and what GnR was doing. It was finally a band that had some balls and had realy good musicians in it. For that hard rock/metal genre, it was AC/DC and no one else for years. Years.
Clearly a pillar band in rock history, no doubt.
Slash, to this day, still has killer tone and is one of the more gifted lead players around, even if Izzy was very underrated with what their sound was. Even his Velvet Revolver and solo work shows he still has it. Never overplays, tone, great feel/not rehearsed, etc.
Axl was the classic frontman, but that band died in 1992. Too bad because they had a great thing going. Don't do drugs, kids.
I liked their more mid tempo material better vs the really fast stuff. Still not a fan of metal in general whatsoever due to the tempos, but GnR pretty much carried the torch of the hard rock genre into the 1990s.
3 songs in particular I always loved and still do: Patience, Sweet Child O'Mine (just a masterpiece song arrangement and lyrics) and Yesterdays.