Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Song of the Week

Guns and Roses is a band that probably should've lasted longer and been more "legendary" than they ended up being. Most of the blame goes to Axl Rose and his Hitler-like paranoia. Some of the blame can probably be shared with the excessive drug-use of the band. But still, in the short amount of time that the original band produced were together, they produced some fantastic songs.

Since I'm a Stones fan, I'm partial to their remake of Sympathy for the Devil. Sure, their version is not as good as the Stones version, but they put together a great effort. Slash's guitar-work in this performance fits well, and even though Axl's voice at times gets close to being annoying, it still works. The intricate drum-work is noteworthy as well.

Maybe someday this band will reunite ... probably not. Unfortunately, they wasted far too much time bickering, drinking, and doing drugs.

Not the video - but you can at least listen to the song ... you're welcome.


Four Dinners said...

true...but they had a lot of fun doing it eh?...;-)

El Padrino said...

i'm back homo

phillies suck

Sandi said...

I LOVE GnR! It is sad the drugs and a batshit crazy Axl destroyed what could have been one of the best rock band in ever.

Los said...

So, I'm guessing you're rooting for the Yanks, ElP? Is that possible?

Steph said...

I love Guns and Roses. I don't think I have ever heard there version of this song though and unfortunately I can't hear it when I'm stuck in my cube.