So Duff McKagan, Loaded and their wonderful music has taken over me somewhat lately - I always seem to get into the heavier stuff in the heat of Summer for some reason... Strangely I've caught myself thinking on the odd occasion that some of the lead guitar-work, tonality, and atmosphere is kinda reminding me of Howling Bells in some distant way. I even caught some lyrics about 'walking the line' and a 'web of lies'... Granted it's very different music; more heavy and rocky, and Duff's voice is kinda gruff and punky. It's been almost ten years since my eyes lit up on seeing Loaded's self released album 'Dark Days' in Belfast. It was promptly bought and since my first listen I can say it's rare I'd ever regard anything as highly. Hard to pick favorites but here's a couple tracks from it:
Anyways forward to 09 & post-Velvet Revolver a new incarnation of Loaded came about, now Duff McKagan's Loaded, and they've put out albums in 09 & 11, Sick & The Taking respectively but Sick only got it's UK release this year alongside The Taking. A few tracks from them:
Personally I think Duff has a great musical talent and creates very unique, deep, dark but also very listenable rock. I know he gets criticism for rough vocals but I find them pretty interesting and unique myself. I'm pretty used to them though...
I'll leave off with what could be my favorite song - Your Way off Loaded's Dark Days, I think it's magically haunting.
Post by incoasterble on Sept 12, 2011 22:37:36 GMT
OK I know probs not many people here gonna be interested but if anyone does fancy seeing (the best) ex Guns n Rose and his band then they're touring UK in November. Have booked me tix for the York show. On Halloween. Spooky.
Here are the November LOADED UK dates. Tickets go on sale Sept 9th! We will be doing special meet and greets at all these shows...details to follow! October 31st - York @ Fibbers Nov 1st - Glasgow @ Garage Nov 2nd - Belfast @ The Spring and Airbrake Nov 3rd - Dublin @ The Academy ... Nov 4th - Wrexham @ Central Station Nov 5th - Oxford @ O2 Academy Nov 6th - Leicester @ O2 Academy Nov 7th - Bristol @ The Fleece Nov 8th - London @ Garage
& If u listen to the second 10 seconds of Loaded's 'Wrecking Ball' (I posted above) and then Secrets off Bell's new album from about 2.48 there's this spooky moment of similarity... honest!