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Date: 10/18/12 06:02 PM

13 Responses to Mid-Day Musicology: Slash + Standing In The Sun

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Link: Mid-Day Musicology: Slash + Standing In The Sun - Rock god Slash performs a song from his album, Apocalyptic Love. That top-hatted bad-ass still has it.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Rock God?!? You`re joking, right? Is it because of the hat?

    I`ve been a professional musician for over 26 years. I can safely say that Slash is a "Good" guitar player. Better than average but nothing to write home about and certain;y not a "Rock God".
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Patchy - Jealous maybe? Few have had a larger influence, or more success in the world of rock. I`m not a much of guns or slash fan, but I`ll give credit where it`s due.
    Also, whats wrong with the hat? It`s his thing I guess, still better than a ponytail.
    On another note, Myles Kennedy has one hell of a set of pipes.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Would be 100% better with Dave Grohl on the vocals and drums and guitar...
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    @Turdbulrglar I respectfully disagree and say that that Miles guy ruined their rock sound
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    379 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Severus Snape on drums.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    October 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Xelous - welp, I can`t argue too much because I thought the whole preformance sounded kinda bad, compared to the studio version. I prefer alter bridge over this any day.

    Try this
    before you write off Myles kennedy. I am definately more of a metal music man, but Alter Brige is one of the better bands I hear on the local radio.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 10:54 am
    patchouly, I can play a bit, too. And I agree that Slash is only "good" compared to the many who are "great" or "god-like" (Vai, Tommy Emmanuel, etc.). That said, I can only take Vai, for example, for about two or three songs at a go before my head starts to hurt. Not because he can`t play, obviously, but because there`s something to be said for simpler, more melodic playing without all of the modal gymnastics.

    Slash may be playing to the proletariat, and Vai or Malmsteen to the gods, but I can listen to Slash or Page or Prince all day long--well, okay, maybe not, but certainly for longer than someone like Vai (who I love, by the way, don`t get me wrong, but I just don`t necessarily "like").

    Anyway, point being, there`s room for all kinds!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Jealous? No. Just aware of where he sits in the scheme of things. Also, as far as "rock Gods" go, I would say it take a certain degree of soul. So while Vai etc. can play fast, I have to agree with Smagboy in that I can only listen to so much of it. For me, it`s players like Gilmour, Clapton, Page etc. that have the feel, unlike anyone else. Those guys are guitar gods.
    Slash, while a great guitar player, just never wrote any riffs that were worthy of that title.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Ok patchouly, maybe replace rock god, with Icon. Either way, he`s had a huge footprint in the rock world. Without a doubt he isn`t the most technical or talented player. I also agree that he isn`t in the same league as Paige or Clapton, but if I heard someone call him a rock god, I wouldn`t argue.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    379 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    I`m not going to jump in on bashing Slash, because there`s plenty of room in music for people who don`t cater to my tastes.

    But if we`re going to start listing off other great guitar players, I have to toss in Jeff Loomis. Great shredder, and he writes good music. Plus he doesn`t cheat like Malmsteen and just repeat himself over and over. Not saying he`s not incredibly skilled, but it all sounds the same.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Slash is kinda meh to me. He`s certainly no god. When it comes to technical skill, he doesn`t hold a candle to Batio, Satch, Vai, or Paul Gilbert, and creatively he`s far short of Clapton, Page, Fripp, or Steve Howe. He`s just a better-than-average picker, and that`s about it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    @Profworm I hadn`t heard of Jeff Loomis till your post. I`m listening to him on YouTube in another tab right now, and he`s great! Thanks for the tip! :-)

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