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Guns N' Roses at the Apollo

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by DirtLover, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. DirtLover

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    Anybody catch GnR show broadcast on Sirius XM? I heard a bit of on my morning drive today. Overall, the 20 minutes that I heard, were pretty good - Axle has his moments, some great, some not so great. Slash is a beast. Some acoustic stuff. Paradise City and Night Train were the highlights from what I heard but I'm an AFD fanboy. One of the things that bugged was the backup vocals are awful, like bad bar band awful. Other than than that I hope to catch the whole thing at some point and will be seeing them over Labor Day weekend.
    November Rain/any time Axle sits at the piano and Chinese Democracy stuff will be a good time to get a beer.
     
  2. JK1965

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    So many of those bands had great backup vocals on the records but not live. Its obvious that outside singers are used a lot in the studio. When you are actually there at full volume you won't really care. I've heard that they are real good right now. Good time to see em!
     
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    Or the lead singer's themselves. I know Axl did a lot of the heavy lifting on the background vocals on the first few albums.

    Steven Tyler, for instance, does most of the background vocals on Aerosmith albums, and they have a guy to do them live.
     
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    I listened to some of it in the car today as they are replaying it quite a bit right now. Sounded solid from what I heard.
     
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    Timothy B. Schmidt of the Eagles said he did some background vocals on a Poison record.
     
  6. DirtLover

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    Agreed on all accounts. The back up vocals aren't a big deal, just something I noticed. I don't expect much from GnR vocal harmonies, that's for the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, etc... This is effin' GnR and they're bringing it!
     
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    I thought most bands of their stature, such as Van Halen, plays taped backing vocals these days to even out the vocal sounds?
     
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    That's crazy. Van Halen isn't of G n' R's stature.
     
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    Van Halen was great and EVH is the heavyweight champion of post Hendrix guitar - but they're not even in the same league as GNR! Especially nowadays!
     
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    I wasn't comparing which band is better, merely stating that big acts on big arena tours will use taped backing vocals.
     
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    While some do, I wouldn't expect it.
     
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    I forget, did Duff join them when they "got back together recently?
     

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