December 5, 2008
“This I love” by Guns-N-Roses. I’m obsessed with Chinese Democracy. Obsessed. I haven’t felt this way about an album…well, ok, since Kanye’s Graduation a year and a half ago, still. I haven’t felt this way about a rock album in years and years. “This I love” is the ballad off the album and while I actually prefer the harder stuff on this album, this is an awesome, inspired tune. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for Axl on the piano.
November 21, 2008
You guys can not even imagine how excited I am to go to Best Buy on Sunday and buy myself the new Guns-n-Roses album (you can listen to it here, on their MySpace page–it sounds harder than the Use Your Illusion albums, heavier even than Appetite). I can’t even remember the last cd I bought, I think it might have been these in 2006.
And I’m going to want my Dr. Pepper immediately after purchase.
October 29, 2008
“Breakdown” by Guns-n-Roses.
When asked my favorite band, I always say GNR. Over the years the answer might be “GNR and the Lemonheads” or “GNR and Pulp” but GNR is the constant, always the band I love most.
What’s most amazing to me about GNR is the length of time that I have loved them (second most amazing thing is that they only had 3 full length albums, an ep and a cover album and it’s been enough to sustain my love). “Appetite for Destruction” came out in 1987. I was ten. “Use Your Illusion I and II” came out in 1991 and I remember being 14 and on a cruise with my parents, listening to “14 Years” as if it were about me.
I remember “Breakdown” speaking to me at that age but it’s hard to imagine how. I always particularly liked the first verse:
We all come in from the cold
We come down from the wire
And everybody warms themselves to a different fire
But sometimes we get burned
You’d think sometime we’d learn
The one you love is the one that should take you higher
You ain’t got no one
You better go back out and find em
Anyway, if it’s possible to be one of the biggest rock bands of all time, only have like 3 1/2 albums and yet still have songs that could be considered ‘undiscovered’, I would nominate “Breakdown” for that honor. “Locomotive” might be a close second.
Enjoy young Axl, jumping around in white biking shorts:
October 10, 2008
And yes, I believe it. I want to believe!
June 18, 2008
“Since I Don’t Have You” by Guns-N-Roses.
I’ve said it before: “The Spaghetti Incident?” gets a bad rap. It was an all-cover album and took some real risks. This song was a cover of a 1950’s doo-wop song by the Skyliners and was completely different than anything GNR had ever released. The video is pretty terrible (not very safe for work as it, like all GNR videos, features nakedish girls cavorting), though.
April 28, 2008
“There was a time” by Guns-N-Roses.
The latest news about “Chinese Democracy” seems so promising. Could it be that we’ll be listening to it soon?
This is the leaked studio version of the song:
And this is the live version: