I never did claim my free Dr. Pepper when Guns and Roses’ Chinese Democracy launched this past November but I did recent;y succumb to temptation and get the the album itself. After 15 years of waiting, how could I not? I had to at least give it a listen so in case I ever run into Dan again I can say “Ha! It was a turd! Told ya so!”
It’s not quite a turd. There’s actually four or five really good songs on there. I could do without the epic, whiny Don’t Cry/November Rain type stuff though, I just want my rock to rock and I want my metal singers to sound like they have a pit bull on their balls when they scream.
I don’t want them harmonizing with keyboards though.[audio:gnrintro.mp3]
Shame on you, Axl.