New Slash/MK Album On The Way

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Re: SMKC 4

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:37 am

This thread was obviously for what ended up becoming Living The Dream, but apparently on August 8th a pic was taken of Slash and Todd Kerns together working on SMKC 4 so looks like we'll get a repeat in 2021 of 2018 with 1 MK Solo record and 1 SMKC record in the same year? :eek :mkrules :cloud9
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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby MrsPog » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:31 pm

Oh I do hope so...!

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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby The Dissident » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:09 pm

Sounds like a way to help make up for them not being able to tour this year to me!

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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby nagpo » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm

I finally got around to purchasing Living the Dream for the very reason I'm about to explain, I'm listening to it again right now. I first heard this record on youtube and wasn't keen on buying it for full price when it first came out - I didn't think it was worth that amount and I still hold that opinion. It's very derivative of the previous two records sound, like they hit a wall in what they can do with this style of music. The melodies just aren't great and the whole thing seems kind of uninspired. Like, they are hitting all the points technically, but the music is just passable. A group of skilled musicians that seem to be dropping a record for the sake of it. Lyrically it's not great either. Just and average record. Glad I bought it used and cheap.

I hope on the next one they do something to change things up. The music is like a ghost from the late 80's and early 90's. It sounds like leftovers from Aerosmith and GNR. But instead of being B-sides they're like the songs that slash blew his nose with and only now picked them out of the waste bin because he needed to drop a record. Myles is too talented a musician and singer to be wasted on this record.

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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby anguyen92 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:03 pm

Well, I mean Myles clearly enjoys playing with these guys even if the stuff can look subpar at times. That alone makes it a lot worthwhile for a musician regardless on the perceived quality of material. Besides, he's writing solo stuff and going to get another solo album out soon so he can be as creative as he wants in that outlet and have fun playing with Slash and Co. AB remains AB.

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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby Mr. Slash » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:22 pm

Yeah that album was pretty boring. kinda sad, because i recently re-listened World On Fire a couple of times which has a lot of songs that stood the test of time.

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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby Kreuger » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:08 am

I don't understand the hate for it. I love it.
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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby Ubik » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:34 pm

I was pretty nonplussed with it when it came out and didn't really come back to it for ages. Had a relisten a little while back though and it was better than I remembered, a really fun record. Glad it's another solo album next up, though.
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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby Devil Inside You » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:56 am

nagpo wrote:I finally got around to purchasing Living the Dream for the very reason I'm about to explain, I'm listening to it again right now. I first heard this record on youtube and wasn't keen on buying it for full price when it first came out - I didn't think it was worth that amount and I still hold that opinion. It's very derivative of the previous two records sound, like they hit a wall in what they can do with this style of music. The melodies just aren't great and the whole thing seems kind of uninspired. Like, they are hitting all the points technically, but the music is just passable. A group of skilled musicians that seem to be dropping a record for the sake of it. Lyrically it's not great either. Just and average record. Glad I bought it used and cheap.

I hope on the next one they do something to change things up. The music is like a ghost from the late 80's and early 90's. It sounds like leftovers from Aerosmith and GNR. But instead of being B-sides they're like the songs that slash blew his nose with and only now picked them out of the waste bin because he needed to drop a record. Myles is too talented a musician and singer to be wasted on this record.



I don't know what it is about Slash's solo career, but its just so dull to me. It lacks the edge Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver had, that "dangerous" aspect. By no means do I blame Myles for any of this. Slash's music just feels so castrated. I genuinely don't understand how someone can underutilize Myles Kennedy to such a degree. Regardless, Myles seems to have the most fun with Slash than he does solo and Alter Bridge and that alone will always make me appreciate it, but yeah. From Apocalyptic Love to present day there's maybe five songs I enjoy.

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Re: New Slash/MK Album On The Way

Postby MidnightToker » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:03 am

Devil Inside You wrote:I don't know what it is about Slash's solo career, but its just so dull to me. It lacks the edge Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver had, that "dangerous" aspect. By no means do I blame Myles for any of this. Slash's music just feels so castrated. I genuinely don't understand how someone can underutilize Myles Kennedy to such a degree. Regardless, Myles seems to have the most fun with Slash than he does solo and Alter Bridge and that alone will always make me appreciate it, but yeah. From Apocalyptic Love to present day there's maybe five songs I enjoy.


To hear GNR fans tell it, the problem is Myles. They think Slash comes up with these amazing, GNR-quality riffs that Myles ruins with boring vocals and lyrics.

I don't agree with either side. I think Slash and Myles have put out three of the most solid rock-n-roll albums to be released in the 2000s. You just don't hear much new stuff with the classic rock sound. Dirty Honey is one of the few new bands I love for this reason, but in my opinion Slash and Myles are basically carrying the classic rock flag right now. GNR of course refuses to release new music. There just aren't many bands putting out albums like Apocalyptic Love, World on Fire and Living The Dream.


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