Thursday, September 8, 2011
Learn From: Guns and Roses
This edition of "Learn From" is on the bad boys from L.A., Guns and Roses. Guns and Roses formed in 1985. They rose to prominence around 1987-88 with the Appetite for Destruction album. This album in my opinion is their best. It and the next one "Lies" were the only two with original members. Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 followed, then Spaghetti Incident and what ever else after that. Appetite broke ground and was an amazing album for songwriting, musicianship, aura and everything else that is important to making a world wide smash and all time historic album. Guitarist of the time Slash and Izzy Stradlin wove beautiful and nasty rhythm's together. They were so in touch with each others playing it is mesmerizing at times. The guitar lines they constructed are some of the best of all time. The lead lines they shared together were like one unit playing. Slash's leads on the album will go down in history as some of the best, most melodic in guitar playing history. Songs like Sweet Child o Mine have instantly recognizable guitar lines. Steven Adler's drumming had a groove like no other and he used a cowbell awesomely! Duff McKagen made memorable bass lines jumped in and out of the pocket and had a snarly bass tone like no other. Every song on the album is a classic and utterly amazing. The second album Lies Lies Lies, was a great acoustic album. Showed them stripped down and sounding like a very different band. It also had cuts oif songs they wrote and played while they were coming up. get both of these albums. They are a must have for any up and coming musician to have, learn and listen to. The next two albums , Use Your illusion 1 and 2 had some good songs but in my opinion had alot of fluff and crap too. You could take and make a mix cd of the Good songs. Slash's solo and tone in November Rain make that song. Estranged, Cival War, You could be Mine and Dont Cry are the best songs of the 2 cds. The band members were on the down slide after this and you can listen for yourself on the new Axl Roses cd that came out 2 years ago. The first 2 albums of G nR are two of the greatest of all time. Get them, listen to them, live them and learn them. It will make you better.
here is sweet child o mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oobDQ0vdm8M
here is patience http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMmX9G8JP38
here is estranged http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmAY059TTY&ob=av2e