Izzy Stradlin

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  1. JumpinBradFlash

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    Quite coincidentally I've been listening to a fair bit of Izzy the past week and while enjoying the great Ju Ju Hounds album I noticed that GnR are playing in Brisbane (where I live tonight). Glad I saved myself a few hundred bucks and can enjoy listening to some better music and not have to watch Axl Rose. Not even Slash and Duff could save GnR.

    Everything else aside Izzy is such an underrated songwriter and guitarist. A few of his songs he released last year are gems and I hope he records a full album soon. Super cool dude to top it off.

    The world needs more Izzy
     
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  3. Omega

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    Izzy is great. That said, if you like GNR but didn't see them on this tour, that is your loss as they put on a killer show.
     
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    Izzy is the man. He was GnR to me and always will be. And yes, his Ju Ju Hounds album is on regular rotation at this house as well.
     
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    This tour is pretty cool for people like me who were too young the first time around and didn't think it would happen in this life time. I just wish I would have made more of an effort to see Slash the past couple of years up close when he was playing HOB and Hard Rock type size venues. Ticket prices are high, but they're going on on time and giving around 2.5 hours of music and playing some cool stuff. Fortus also does a great job and is a good fit next to Slash.

    I think Izzy will really be missed if they actually record new songs. I really hope they do, but who knows at this point....
     
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    I loved Izzy in G N' R back in the day...I don't have all of his solo stuff, but Wave of Heat is excellent :)

     
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    +1 on all of this. Izzy is the man but the show I saw was great. Fortus is about the best replacement I could think of too
     
  8. AL30

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    Izzy is awesome. And Rick Richards! That guy can play.

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    Now listening to Izzy as loudly as my old ears can take it :)
     
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    Big Izzy fan, after Ju Ju Hounds, Wave of Heat is my favorite, great music and Rick Richards is smoking.
     
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    I picked up the Ju Ju Hounds record on a whim for like a quarter at a resale shop years ago and was blown away by how good it was when I finally got around to playing it. He has a kind Ronnie Wood quality to him. Almost everything of his that I have found is really high quality.
     
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    Yea that's a great album too
     
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    I got the Juju Hounds album when it was released and it still holds up to this day, 25 years later. Just great songwriting.
     
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    I'm just loving the jam at the end of Take a Look at the Guy at the moment. Does Ronnie Wood play lead on that?
     
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    Was listening to the Ju Ju Hounds album today. That's just a great rock record.
     
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    I had tickets to see him at the Stone Pony in NJ when the first album came out. Unfortunately the show was cancelled and he didn't tour in the area afterward.
     
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    Me too, and while I don't like every track on it, the one's I like, I like a lot.
     
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    By far rather see Izzy than current GnR. Ronnie Wood influence, definitely. Check out some of Ronnie's solo albums...great stuff there, too.
     
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    Izzy was to G n R what Keith is to the Stones
     
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    I guess they decided they didn't need him to rehash their hits.
     

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