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Old 08-21-2008, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No offense to you slash fans, I know hes great and all, but I think he may be a tiny bit overrated .................. maybe ALOT!!!!!! IMO that is, of course. I know there are SO many more great guitarists out there than slash. He was just in the right place at the right time.

His solos can get really repetitive and boring.

Anyway, state your opinions about Slash here.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love Slash, he's my favorite guitarist, although his GnR work is way better than his work in VR. People think he is overated for two reasons:

1. Overexposure. He's written a book, starred in GH3 and it seems like he's everywhere in the media. I'm sure people get tired of that.
2. He is a great guitarist but his work is more based on feeling rather than speed or technique (tho his technique is very good). Nowadays people value shredders over blues-based guitarists.

No way are his solos boring. Dig a little deeper into GnR's catelogue (which is more than Jungle, Paradise City, and Sweet Child) and you'll see his ability.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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his best work was the godfather theme.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe not the best, but one of the most influential.
I really like him. I don't think his solos are boring.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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His style worked well with Guns n' Roses, but otherwise he's kind of boring. I had the misfortune of seeing Slash's Snake Pit live in 2001 and I remember being struck how boring Slash's playing was and by the fact that he hadn't evolved musically in a decade.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Slash is basically Joe Perry with more distortion. And less creativity. Not that Joe Perry is that imaginative a guitar player. Slash is just really, really generic.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What sort of reply is that . Anyhoo I have never rated Slash. Buns N Toasties bore me rigid and apart from 'Slither', Velvet Revolver are generic crap..and yes I did listen to the album before I formed an opinion.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's simply a way of saying "couldn't have said it better myself."
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah i think although slash is a good guitarist, he seems to have not changed, unlike say other bands like slipknot they have changed over the years (llok at the new album) but slash's playing style and music has not changed, although you cant really argue that he is not talented at all.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Slash is basically Joe Perry with more distortion. And less creativity.
He sounds more keen to Brad Whitford to me.

And criticizing Slash for not changing his style is pretty dumb, neither has Chuck Berry or Angus Young or just about any other guitarist that just plays rock n roll, and thats what he does, he plays f*cking rock n roll, what are you expecting? Jazz fusion solos or neo classical acoustic guitar?
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