THE GOONERSID BOOK THREAD

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Re: THE GOONERSID BOOK THREAD

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goonersid wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:18 pm
DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:15 am
Just finishing up "Last of the Giants - The True Story of Guns n Roses" by ex-Kerrang writer Mick Wall.

It's a brilliant read. And Mick is a brilliant writer. He captures the excess, the madness, and the feel of the 80's LA metal scene perfectly.

There's also some eye opening behind the scenes info that is not well known - things like the real reason Axl Rose hates Steven Adler (he believes Adler OD'd and raped Axl's then wife Erin Everly). :shock:

One thing that really comes through is that Axl Rose is even more fucked up than most people think and has suffered from severe anxiety attacks throughout his life.

Also, Mick Jagger comes across as a bit of a cùnt. :lol:

Overall a great read, like most of Mick Wall's books.
Probably should have put this on the music thread.
No doubt Guns n Roses, were probably the last great Rock / Metal band.
I always regarded them as something of a "one album wonder" Appetite for Destruction is a classic album, but they never came close to making anything close to it again.
Same can't be said when talking about the true greats like Sabbath, Led Zep (although i'm not a Zep fan) AC/DC (Bon Scott era) Pink Floyd and even Thin Lizzy.
I've always been dubious on American Rock / Metal bands, they never had the raw feeling, that British bands had.
It was all too commercial and "video" orientated.
Just my view, I'm sure you're going to go through scathing criticism :lol: :wink:
Yeah I'm gonna have to, buddy. :D :wink:

You older dudes :wink: were influenced by early Zep, Floyd, Bon Scott era AC/DC, etc., but us slightly younger handsome cats 8) were influenced by Maiden, Van Halen, GNR and the HUGE elephant in the room that pisses all over your "last great rock/metal bands" and "raw feeling lacking from US metal" points: METALLICA. 8)

Also the two Use Your Illusion albums were amazing... in places. The problem was too many filler tracks. If they hadn't let Axl Rose's ego dictate everything, and had cut those two albums down to one album with the best 10 tracks it would have been one of the greatest albums if all time.

I'm also a serious AC/DC fan but I loved both the Bon Scott and Beano Johnson eras. Back in Black is one of the greatest albums of all time. 8)

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Re: THE GOONERSID BOOK THREAD

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:37 pm
goonersid wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:18 pm
DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:15 am
Just finishing up "Last of the Giants - The True Story of Guns n Roses" by ex-Kerrang writer Mick Wall.

It's a brilliant read. And Mick is a brilliant writer. He captures the excess, the madness, and the feel of the 80's LA metal scene perfectly.

There's also some eye opening behind the scenes info that is not well known - things like the real reason Axl Rose hates Steven Adler (he believes Adler OD'd and raped Axl's then wife Erin Everly). :shock:

One thing that really comes through is that Axl Rose is even more fucked up than most people think and has suffered from severe anxiety attacks throughout his life.

Also, Mick Jagger comes across as a bit of a cùnt. :lol:

Overall a great read, like most of Mick Wall's books.
Probably should have put this on the music thread.
No doubt Guns n Roses, were probably the last great Rock / Metal band.
I always regarded them as something of a "one album wonder" Appetite for Destruction is a classic album, but they never came close to making anything close to it again.
Same can't be said when talking about the true greats like Sabbath, Led Zep (although i'm not a Zep fan) AC/DC (Bon Scott era) Pink Floyd and even Thin Lizzy.
I've always been dubious on American Rock / Metal bands, they never had the raw feeling, that British bands had.
It was all too commercial and "video" orientated.
Just my view, I'm sure you're going to go through scathing criticism :lol: :wink:
Yeah I'm gonna have to, buddy. :D :wink:

You older dudes :wink: were influenced by early Zep, Floyd, Bon Scott era AC/DC, etc., but us slightly younger handsome cats 8) were influenced by Maiden, Van Halen, GNR and the HUGE elephant in the room that pisses all over your "last great rock/metal bands" and "raw feeling lacking from US metal" points: METALLICA. 8)

Also the two Use Your Illusion albums were amazing... in places. The problem was too many filler tracks. If they hadn't let Axl Rose's ego dictate everything, and had cut those two albums down to one album with the best 10 tracks it would have been one of the greatest albums if all time.

I'm also a serious AC/DC fan but I loved both the Bon Scott and Beano Johnson eras. Back in Black is one of the greatest albums of all time. 8)
Maybe you just liked the frizzy hairdos, lycra and make-up :wink:
I can't stand anything AC/DC did with Johnson, half of back in black was Scott's work.
Seen them in Dublin on the those about to rock tour, they'd become a circus act, with canons and bells. Never bought another album after that, actually turn radio off in the car, once I johnson squealing like a pig.
I was huge AC/DC fan after first seeing them on Rock goes to College on BBC, I bought all the import albums from Australia, still have them,some worth a few quid now, but would never sell.
I'm 57 now, still get a lump in my throat when I hear a great song on the radio! From, Freebird, It's a long way to the top, to sweet child of mine!
Now I listen to Rory Gallagher stuff all the time, went to see him in the Templemore Sports Complex in Derry, when unfortunately I was both too young and too pissed to appreciate the absolute genius I was beholding!

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