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Monday, October 25, 2010

Slash's acoustic set with Myles Kennedy is mind-blowing

Back in August, legendary guitarist Slash and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge (current touring vocalist for Slash's solo tour) got together to play an acoustic set for Australian TV at the University of Sydney, and the whole set has been posted online.  I've posted a few of my favorites from the show below, the rest are on youtube.  You know how to use youtube, right?

It's kind of odd seeing Slash on an acoustic, but he sounds really good.  "This is the first time we’ve ever done an acoustic set...ever” said Slash. “I just pick songs that translate on acoustic: certain songs won’t, no matter what you do to it, they just don’t sound right not played at mega decibels. 
"And certain songs, sometimes, were written on acoustic and translated later into a louder kind of thing, but they still feel good on acoustic.
"And then some are ballad-y and lend themselves to acoustic, anyways. You just sort of pick the ones that will work acoustically."

Kennedy sounds really good, too.  I think he does the GNR stuff better than Axl Rose could right now, and his range is better than Axl's ever was.  Here are the ones I enjoyed the most from the set:

Civil War:

Sweet Child Of Mine:

By the Sword (Myles' vocals destroy Andrew Stockdale's album version, this song should have stayed acoustic in my opinion):

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