Monday, November 24, 2008

Axl's Doing Triple Axels in Hell

Hell has frozen over and it has nothing to do with Don Henley. No, the album that was thought to be just an urban legend, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy was released yesterday.

The record has been streaming on G N' R's MySpace page, and my plan was to have a review all ready for you folks today. But I had a bit of a rough weekend. (I wasn't dancing with Mr. Brownstone or anything like that. Just had a bit too much to drink at my friend's swingin' Mad Men-themed birthday party.)

So anyway, the review is forthcoming. What I've heard of the record so far has either been close but no Slash (at best) or way too close to falling headfirst into the generic Puddle of Hoobastaind (at worst). After 14 years of waiting, my once-high expectations for this record are gone, so hopefully that will allow me to listen to and review it pretty objectively.

16 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I've got to hear this too. Need to get Axel's face out of my head first.

Cormac Brown said...

I used to love G n’ R
But I had to delete them
I used to love G n’ R
But I had to delete them
Axl acted like a temperamental bitch
He drove me nuts
And now me and my MP3 player are happier this way, yeah

Poobomber said...

Is one of their new songs called "Rocket Chairlift"? Or "Welcome to the Shuffle Board Competition"?


My WV: parti

Parti hard, Becks, parti hard.

Del-V said...

I heard some of the songs on the radio... it's not as good as I hoped.

aliencg said...

I hope that people aren't expecting a revisit to "Appetite," because that will not happen. I haven't heard any of it yet and it's not at the top of my priorities list.

Andy said...

The fact that they are pushing this album on their MySpace page is very un-GNR like

pistols at dawn said...

Somewhere out there, people are excited to hear this, but that just makes me think they've done precious little with their lives for the past 14 years.

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SouthernBelle said...

Please tell me you wore an appropriate retro outfit to the mad Men party! Complete with torpedo-boobs bra?

also, my word ver is poomp. One of my favorite sound effects!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I'm sitting on guns n'roses waiting for your review! Sorry, that was bad.
Get yourself some McD's today-the worlds most perfect hangover food.

words words words said...

I am excited to hear this, and I don't care what it says about me. Because it's all true. I can almost feel the disappointment already.

Mike said...

listening to it now. It isnt appetite...but you shouldnt even go there.

Its great to hear Axel....just take it at that....not a classic...but not a turd either.

Fancy Schmancy said...

But the real question is - did you get your free Dr. Pepper yesterday?

Gifted Typist said...

You'll have to drink Dr. Pepper while reviewing.

Happy Villain said...

Yeah, all I really cared about was the free Dr. Pepper.

Have you seen this? http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/08/guns-n-roses-chinese-democracy

Puts things into perspective. Some things are not worth waiting around for.

genn6 said...

LOL, thank you Cormac Brown for the remix. ;)

Glad to hear you had a great time at the themed b-day party, that sounds like an absolute blast!!

 

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