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Slash is one of the best rock guitarists of all time.....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. markal

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    It’s not even the best song on that album!!
     
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  2. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    :)

    In Japan, CDs usually have foreign band / artist names written on the spine in katakana, one of the Japanese phonetic alphabets. As well as being hard to read in general (not really, but yeah, kinda), the narrow range of sounds make interpreting names difficult. ガンズ・アンド・ローゼズ is literally ganzu ando rouzezu, aka Guns ‘N Roses. And that’s an easy one.

    Anyway, I was in the library a few weeks ago and I came away with three REM albums. Cos I couldn’t be bothered with the effort and they were the only ones with English on the spine. :)

    Pax/
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    GnR is one of my all time favorite bands, Appetite for Destruction is in my top 5 favorite albums of all time, and Nightrain is damn close to my favorite song of all time. Slash is amazing, and he's ONE of the top rock guitarists of all time, but he's honestly not near the top of that list. Now, it's not a long list by any means, so the fact that he's on it says a lot. In no particular order I put Richards, Hendrix, Beck, Clapton, SRV, West, Frampton, Page, Van Halen, Prince, and several others in line before Slash.
     
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    Of course he is.
    I am not particularly fond of old school classic rock music but the guy has definitely crossed his t's and dotted his i's
     
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    I believe that without Slash,
    there would be no Slash.
     
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    Clever move to post that in a discussion forum. ;-)
     
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    Once again the word ‘best’ is confused with the words ‘my favourite’
     
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    What is Slash like without his hat?
     
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    Izzy is, and always will be, the man in that band.

    Lock this sucker up.
     
  10. richiek65

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    Not entering into the OPs debate or discussion

    But does this song from 81 sound familiar?
     
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    I was never into Guns And Roses and that kind of Hard Rock but i have to say that Slash has a good taste in guitar solos, i'm talking about the band, i don't know him with the other projects.
     
  12. Tonetele

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    Not only is that in many people's opinion, mine included, incorrect but also an extremely arrogant and intolerant remark. Nobody is "the best" at anything - it's all a matter of taste.
     
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    Slash was my hero as a beginner guitar player in 1990. 30 years later, although I listen to other styles of music and love many other guitar players, I’m not ashamed of this younger me’s opinion.
    I cannot say so for lots of other younger me’s stuff though :oops:
     
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    Slash's work with Velvet Revolver should not be overlooked. Great riffs, great playing.

    GNR was absolutely massive in the day, and this was during the peak of my musical ambitions, but I was pretty neutral toward them. But my buddies who were gaga over them all had one thing in common, they all believed their best tune was 'Nightrain' and would blast it any chance they could get.

    And as I typed this I was surprised of the spelling of the song! I always thought it was 'Night Train'. Slash has enlightened me this morning. Thank you Slash!
     
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    Absolutely.

    It’s good enough that it still overcomes the unnecessary and kinda-stupid “romantic interlude.”
     
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    Not to be rude, but they still have the same cover. STUPID.

    I was lying about the not being rude part ;)
     
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    One great album, and LOTS of filler.
     
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    Hiya.

    True, but when facing several walls of thousands of spines, I ain't pulling every one out to see what it is.

    But I do have a plan. After that last time, I'm going to take one of my children and have them read the names out to me, in that rapid, stressed like a native speaker way,* so I can hopefully tell what stuff is.

    Pax/
    Dean
    * you know, so it sounds vaguely like 'Bob Dylan,' instead of 'Bobbidy lan.'
     
  19. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Man, I haven't heard that in like, 23 years (but who's counting?).

    And yeah, good point.

    Pax/
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    Well, you're flat out wrong and I refuse to discuss it with you.
     
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