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Old 03-02-2003, 06:44 PM   #1
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So whatdo people think of Audioslave

I loved Rage and though I only recall one Soundgarden song, Blackhole Sun was great and if I go by what critics seemd to say so was tehri other stuff. So I went to my friend Kaza based on their first single and it works quite well. This one song "Like a Stone" is great. Has a great solo which is vague edge-esque which initally came as a suprise but shouldn't considerring the time Rage toured with U2. Tom Morello is the man, simple, light and not a wasted note in this one. Aside from general impressions I was wondering if anyone else felt the solo in question was Edge like (especially like his more recent stuff). "Like a Stone" appears to be their next single.
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You think that solo was Edge-like? You think any Tom Morello solo sounds a thing like anyone else?

Are your ears working properly?
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Hey I like giving people credit. He takes the effects a bit further and has his own flair but it is clear where he learned a lot of his tricks. Until I heard this I had only heard his heavy crazy effects solos. I know perfectly well where the solo for Guerilla Radio came from since the exact same effect was used on U2's cover of Fortunate Son. I had to educate peole on that who though he wasa genius for doing that. Calling his a straight copiest would be to do him a disservice. In fact I can see a fair amount of the Clash in the band a a whole as well as Morello. Yes the Edge influence is audible and it struck me how great it was and I wanted to make sure I wasn't hearing things. I was being overly cautious in my statement, so cool down pallie.


EDIT: The fac that I chose to call the solo, simple, light and not a wassted note should have told you that I saw considerable Edge influence.
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I like Audioslave, but I think I was a little too excited about this band. I was a huge Rage fan, and I think I just wanted the group to be Rage with Chris Cornell singing. I've slow grown to accept that Audioslave isnt just Rage w/ Cornell, and I like it more than I originally did because of it.

The album is good, but not really great. Has about 5 or 6 or 7 songs that I REALLY like, but the rest are quite mediocre. This is just my opinion on it.

There was a really great Audioslave article/interview in the last issue of SPIN.

PS - I'm a huge U2 fan and a huge Rage fan, I dont see anything alike at all in any of the guitar work of Morello and the Edge. I personally think all the talk about Guerilla Radio and other songs sounding like The Edge are complete trash. It sounds like Tom Morello. I think most of these "similarities" just come from U2 fans who dont listen to a lot of other music, and dont realize that there's more out there than just U2.
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Like I said There's some definite influence from Edge, especially in his palette. Edge cooked up a lot of effects but never went as far with them as Morello has. Plus there's a lot more funk in Morello's stuff. And like I said above I see some Clash influences. Since Morelo has always palyed harder its a bit difficult to see. Still a brilliant guitarist who like any musician owes a good deal to his influences. The key word is inflences. It's justy that on this song they were a lot more obvious than on other stufff I'd heard. Its there fairly subtly in a lot of songs but not all, Guerilla Radio being the exception where he borowed an effect but even there he modified it to give a rather different feel from Edge's use of it. He's no more a copycat than Johnny Greenwood is. I defintiely agree about the 5 or 6 really good songs and a the rest being fairly run of the mill.
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I saw the video for Like a Stone again today, I dont really see or hear the "Edge" reference.

Just so you all know, The Edge wasnt the first person to ever play guitar or use effects....
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Oh I know, but the middle part of that solo reminds me of him. Like I said influences, not copycat.
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Regardless, I really like Like A Stone.

I think I've seen the video for it about 10 times more than I ever saw the video for Cochise already. Much more mainstream song I guess. I should buy the album, I only have it recorded on MD right now.

edit: Just listened to Guerilla Radio, dont see any relation. Sorry, I'm just trying to see where so many U2 fans are coming from thinking Morello sounds like The Edge. I dont see it or hear it at all, and I'm a huge fan of both. Odd.
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Yeah I've played that song to death over the last few days and the overplay hasn't killed it for me. I have a bad habit of ruing songs I like. THis one's really solid. There's something quite compelling about it.
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Yeah I've played that song to death over the last few days and the overplay hasn't killed it for me. I have a bad habit of ruing songs I like. THis one's really solid. There's something quite compelling about it.
What other Audioslave songs are your favorites? I havent listened to the album enough times to really say.
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Mg2+ + H2O + CO2


oops...wrong copy and paste...

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here's my actual stupid not-actually-saying-anything post:

i think that just that one song, at the end sounds a lot like a rather rage-ized, or tom morello-ized version of something that could have been on war, but not any particular song. other than that i wouldn't compare the two guitarists. they're nothing alike other than the fact that they both have very distince styles and not really anyone else sounds just like them.
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Cochise, I am the Highway, Exploder, Set it Off, right now. I haven't listened to all of them in detail though, Light my way is growing on me at the moment.
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Those are probalby the songs I'd pick off the top of my head too.

Most of the others are too straight-forwardly Soundgarden-esque/boring for me.
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The trick is getting the titles right since I have a number of MP3's of the same song with sever differnt titles and a number of nameless demo versions.
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