The Slash age group thread

Discussion in 'The Cellar' started by Swede, Dec 23, 2015.

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Whats your age group and was he still relevant?

  1. I was an adult when GnR hit, and Slash still reigns as God

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. I grew up with the Guitar greats of the 70's and 80's and care not.

    16 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. I was a child when GnR hit, and now i have my own Top Hat

    12 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Leave Saul alone....

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Swede

    Swede Well-Known Member

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    If you already were of age when GnR hit it big, there is just about zero chance of Slash having any importance to you what so ever....

    Lets for ****s and giggles say, age 20 in 1990 or there abouts.

    Does my theory ring true?
     
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    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  3. Swede

    Swede Well-Known Member

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    :yesway:
     
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    Really?
     
  5. Swede

    Swede Well-Known Member

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    I had nothing to say in the Windows 10 thread:hmm:
     
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    I remember back in 87 (or 88?) the first time someone ran up to me with a tape in hand and said that I HAD to listen to this song (Jungle). I was instantly a fan. Then they were on every station and I sort of lost interest. Didn't much care for much after Appetite. Some of the Use Your Illusion stuff was good. I started liking Slash's work again a few years back when he did Apocalyptic Love and working with Myles. I wonder if not for Appetite and the hat and all the Guns hype and baggage, would people still feel that he is a "great" guitar player?

    I personally think he is a great guitar player. I would say I'm a fan, and I really dig his new stuff. I wonder how the world will view Slash in another 10, 20, 30 years?
     
  7. Swede

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    Yeah, when I came to LA in 88 I was 20, and GnR had just broke and were HUGE, BEYOND HUGE, especially in LA. First album was pretty good.

    He has cemented his place in the houses of legends for sure. No matter what you think about his playing.

    He is in the same group as Hendrix, Page, Van Halen etc for eternity.
     
  8. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I liked Slash when he hit the scene w/GnR, and I still like him today :slash:
     
  9. Swede

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    I certainly understand both sides to this story, as much GnR changed the musical landscape at the time, Slash changed the music landscape for guitar players.

    It was OK, not to do harmonic minor runs at 200 bpm, and sweeping your way across the neck.

    So obviously a lot of people gravitated to the "accesibility" of Slash's playing. It could be done, copied, mimiced etc.....

    Then of course Nirvana came along and said, fukk it. We'll make it even more accesible.
     
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    You're about a year older than me, and I remember how blown away we all were when Appetite hit. It didn't really gain much traction at first (released in '87), but for me it was a return to a more "rock & roll attitude" amidst all of the hair bands and shredders. The Black Crows had a similar effect, though they had a longer run of great songwriting than GnR.

    Slash also resurrected the Les Paul for Gibson-you couldn't give them away in 1987, and by 1989 they were $#!+ hot again (Henry should have dropped on his knees and given Slash a sloppy hummer for that).
     
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    I'm a '68 baby, but my tastes were set in stone by the late '80s - The Great One, Randy, George, Gary and Jeff.

    GnR, Mullet Crüe, Nirvana et al, I didn't understand. I wasn't interested in the imagery and that really put me off listening to it. Faith No More was an exception :yesway:

    Now I like all that stuff but back then, I was completely ignorant as all I wanted to do was hone my (classical guitar) chops.
     
  12. scat7s

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    it does for me. I was 19 in 90. I have no interest in him or his music, though I did dig gnr for those 2 or 3 yrs. appetite and lies.

    when grunge came, I jumped on that ship early, thanks to a friend who was always introducing me and others in my circle to "cutting edge" stuff.

    louder than love was like an epiphany for me at the time.
     
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    Saw GnR for the first time in 1991, I had been buying their records since Appetite came out. I was 15, I've since seen Slash in Slashs Snake Pit, Velvet Revolver and Slash.

    I probably listen to his new solo stuff more than GnR though.

    One of the all time greats to me.
     
  14. Swede

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    I think maybe those 5 years younger approx, is what makes all the difference. The impact something has at age 15 vs lets say 20. Being 15 at that time puts you in a perfect age to have missed basically the whole 80's thing, wich then makes perfect sense.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    I probably wasn't as into the whole 80's thing as I would have been if I were older, but a glance through my record collection (still got the vinyl) at the time would show Kiss, Motley Crue, Poison, Megadeth, Anthrax, Def Leppard, U2 with the rest made up of Australian artists.

    I was bought up though listening to Sabbath, Deep Purple, Hendrix, Zeppelin, etc. To this day I am glad my parents gave me those influences as a kid.

    Interestingly, most of my current listening is generally 80's metal or late 60's Blues.
     
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    I was 13 going on 14, when AFD came out. I liked them for about a year or so until the honeymoon wore off. It's funny to me when I see teenagers, today, chasing that tone.I definitely enjoyed the videos on MTV, I remember catching this after school and thinking, hell yeah, I'm going to be a rock star! :slash:
    I think GNR was my "gateway band" to thrash metal.:headbanger:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbm6GXllBiw[/ame]
     
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    I like Slash, I also like Steve Jones and Johnny Thunders.
     
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    I remember seeing them at the troubadour with like 5 people there. LA guns were the big draw back then who gnr basically ripped off. Nothing special then and still nothing special now.
     
  19. chucho

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    ...was a cool DIVERSION when AFD came out.
    I did not like anything else after it.

    I was into early 80's METAL and thrash.
     
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    how did they rip them off?
     

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