Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Chris

Guns and Fucking Roses...

Recommended Posts

GNR were never cock rock, far from it. Infact they are despised by virtually every other hair metal band of that generation.

 

Jon Bon Jovi hates them with a passion. About the only one who gave them credit was David Coverdale, even though he knew it was the beginning of the end for him.

 

The only support they received was from the heavier side. Their biggest supporters have been the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer & Sepultura. As they were aware without the exposure of AFD a lot of their output would have been ignored. One of Slash's best friends is Dave Mustaine.

 

Aerosmith and AC/DC loved them too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GNR were never cock rock, far from it. Infact they are despised by virtually every other hair metal band of that generation.

 

Jon Bon Jovi hates them with a passion. About the only one who gave them credit was David Coverdale, even though he knew it was the beginning of the end for him.

 

The only support they received was from the heavier side. Their biggest supporters have been the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer & Sepultura. As they were aware without the exposure of AFD a lot of their output would have been ignored. One of Slash's best friends is Dave Mustaine.

You're arguing about what type of music they made, based on what mates they had in other bands? Crazy.

 

GnR were cock rock. They wore makeup, sang about sex drugs and rock n roll, and looked like this:

 

guns_n_roses.jpg

 

About as far from metal as its possible to get.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can argue all you want about what "type" of music they produced, the fact is Appetite For Destruction is one of the most barn stormingly ace rock albums ever made. Not one bad track on it. Every single tune kicks fucking ass. The quality of what they did after is definitely debateable but if you like Rock music and don't like that album then there's something fucking wrong with you.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Spaghetti Incident? and Chinese Democracy are abominations. Axl should have stayed a good memory.

 

Metallica are the best band ever to have walked this earth.

 

G'N'R knew it too.

 

Hence why they cried off the joint tour they did together.

 

They couldn't compete with 'Tallica.

 

Exactly what my feelings are. Chinese Democracy is the biggest abomination of trying to recreate the sound of Slash using 14 different guitarists. The fact it took 14 or so years to get it made showed that they are nothing without the orginal line up. Its made up of session musicians, who are good, but they aren't Duff, Izzy, Steve and Slash.

 

Axl should hang his head in shame.

 

Slash's book is very good, I would have liked some more details on the split but all in all a good read.

 

They're not the best band to walk the earth. UYI should have been one album with the crap cut out so in essence they only had Appetitie and a best of Use Your Illusion. Two good albums does not make you the greatest.

 

Appetite For Destruction is one of THE great albums, but Guns 'n' Roses better than Metallica? Never in a million years.

 

They're not cock rock. They're not heavy metal. They're a fucking rock and roll band. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

You can argue all you want about what "type" of music they produced, the fact is Appetite For Destruction is one of the most barn stormingly ace rock albums ever made. Not one bad track on it. Every single tune kicks fucking ass. The quality of what they did after is definitely debateable but if you like Rock music and don't like that album then there's something fucking wrong with you.

 

Agree with all of these points.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You're arguing about what type of music they made, based on what mates they had in other bands? Crazy.

 

GnR were cock rock. They wore makeup, sang about sex drugs and rock n roll, and looked like this:

 

guns_n_roses.jpg

 

About as far from metal as its possible to get.

 

I don't see make up in that picture. They did wear it but fucked it off before AFD was released.

 

I don't know what you think cock rock is but the sex, drugs & rock n' roll that GNR sang about was a vastly different interpretation to the likes of Crue, Bon Jovi, Poison & even Aerosmith.

 

In fact the only things they had in common were guitars, long hair & LA.

Musically & lyrically they sounded nothing like their peers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Motley Crue, Poison, Ratt etc. = Cock Rock/Glam Rock

G'n'R were categorised as 'sleaze-rock' as they were far too gritty inspite of their image to be lumped in with Motley Crue etc.

 

"I see you standing there; you think you're so cool. Why don't you just fuck off?" is anything but cock-rock.

Edited by rargh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know what you think cock rock is but the sex, drugs & rock n' roll that GNR sang about was a vastly different interpretation to the likes of Crue, Bon Jovi, Poison & even Aerosmith.

.

A different type of sex, drugs and rock n roll?? haha quality.

 

In a world where there is Jazz, drum and bass and classical music amongst others, GnR are a cock rock band from 1987.

 

But I'm happy to be corrected by you virgins arguing about which sub genre of a sub genre they belong to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A different type of sex, drugs and rock n roll?? haha quality.

 

In a world where there is Jazz, drum and bass and classical music amongst others, GnR are a cock rock band from 1987.

 

But I'm happy to be corrected by you virgins arguing about which sub genre of a sub genre they belong to.

Yes because Philip Glass is the same as Mozart.

 

GNR sound nothing like a cock rock band & never have done. If you want to hate them fine, but at least hate them for something that's true, not your false perceptions.

 

I mean it's GNR for fucks sake there's millions of reasons to fucking hate them. I'd go as far as to say it's almost impossible to come up with a false reason to hate them though you've managed it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cock rock is more a vacuous LA rock image thing than a musical thing. They bought into that look and lifestyle, as the photo above illustrates. But they also wrote some decent rock 'n' roll tunes. Just not enough to be considered anything like a great band.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Christ. 

 

I used to love G n’ R and Axl’s raspy growl. 
 

But, this is a painful listen. From their recent gig in Stavanger, Norway. He sounds like Mickey Mouse. It’s really, really awful. 
 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Playing in Spurs stadium tonight and tomorrow. 
 

Not Axl related as such but tonight is meant to have been a shambles so far. The gates opened up 2 hours later than the announced time meaning that the first supported act was jibbed off. Guns n’ Roses and were meant to start at 6:45 but took to the stage at 8 (that’s not bad for them, to be honest). And, the sound is meant to be awful with reports that people in the stands and golden circle can’t hear any vocals or guitars and hundreds of people have reportedly cut their losses and just got off from the stadium. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×