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I read the article and saw the clip.

Idk man, it seems like what he said could have easily been taken out of context.

Saying “I don’t speak Spanish I’m American”.

At the worse case scenario it’s rude. But I think it’s a far cry from bigotry.

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cheesedip1 wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:27 pm Calling the guitar solo in Blackbird one of the best of all time I think is waaaay overselling it.

The Myles half of the solo is pretty good but honestly I think AB have better guitar solos than the one(s) in that song.
This really is an unpopular opinion...... and you're insane :lol That really is some of their very best work.
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cheesedip1 wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:27 pm The Myles half of the solo is pretty good but honestly I think AB have better guitar solos than the one(s) in that song.
I would be interested to find out which ones are better to be honest.
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Even if it is AB’s best solo

It’s still ridiculous to call it one of the best of all time.

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The reason I've been active on this board for over 13-14 years is largely due to that solo and that song. I must've heard hundreds of guitar solos in all those years, including many from the best guitarists of the last 70 years. It still consider it to be one of the best guitar solos of all time.
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cheesedip1 wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:32 am Even if it is AB’s best solo

It’s still ridiculous to call it one of the best of all time.
I would really put it in the top 25. It has a journey, feels emotional and I can sing every note of it in my head.
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AHart96 wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:38 pm - Watch Over You is not their best ballad
- Cradle to the Grave and This Side of Fate are very overrated
- Tear Us Apart is the worst song in their catalogue
- The Damage Done is a better B-side than New Way to Live
- ABIII is a more consistent album than Blackbird
- While they have had plenty of “good” to “great” riffs since, their last “iconic” riff was Addicted to Pain
WATCH OVER YOU IS NOT THEIR BEST BALLAD??? 😭😭😭

Cradle To The Grave is awesome but This Side Of Fate is one of their worst songs. It sounds reeeeeally thrown together. I hope Sin After Sin and Fable Of The Silent Son aren't that way, but I fear that they will be.

Tear Us Apart isn't bad at all. Worst song in their catalog would have to go to The Other Side.

I've never heard any of the Blackbird B-sides.

Agreed that AB III is more consistent than Blackbird, but I think One Day Remains is more consistent than both of them.

The Last Hero has a pretty iconic riff in my opinion.

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I agree with Tear Us Apart, it’s the song I like the least probably together with You Will Be Remembered. Those two actually annoy me when they get on haha!

Love this thread btw. Just cool to see how different people like different things about AB.

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A few of my "unpopular opinions":

Shed My Skin and Down to My Last are easily the worst songs on ODR, and if not counting B-Sides are still among 2 of my least favorite songs of theirs
Open Your Eyes was a terrible choice for a first single, especially when they were trying to distance themselves from being "Creed with another singer". The first single should have been Find the Real or Metalingus.
Watch Your Words is a great song
Brand New Start is a mediocre song if not for the guitar solo
Coming Home is one of the best songs off of Blackbird

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Timotheus wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:54 am I must've heard hundreds of guitar solos in all those years, including many from the best guitarists of the last 70 years. It still consider it to be one of the best guitar solos of all time.
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I like Brand New Start but the chorus could stand to be a little better.

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Unpopular opinion: We Don't Care At All is the best b-side they've ever released (besides On My Way Now, but that doesn't count because they never actually released it, goddammit, ugh, don't get me started on that...). It should be a main album track.
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Pretty sure you meant New Way to Live.
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Dolo wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:10 am Pretty sure you meant New Way to Live.
Pretty sure you meant The Damage Done
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I'm pretty positive that TenaciousBe indeed meant The Damage Done...

I Know It Hurts should have been a radio single and deserves to be played regularly on tours!
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UninvitedZero wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:55 am I Know It Hurts should have been a radio single and deserves to be played regularly on tours!
I'm pretty sure it was released as a radio single. Agreed that they need to play it more!

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Y'all are trippin. That drum intro, the intensity of the vocals, and THEN the guitar riff comes in? I'm about ready to bust through a wall like Kool-Aid Man when WDCAA comes on.
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TenaciousBe wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:41 pm Y'all are trippin. That drum intro, the intensity of the vocals, and THEN the guitar riff comes in? I'm about ready to bust through a wall like Kool-Aid Man when WDCAA comes on.
I forgot to lend my support to this - absolutely love WDCAA, great adrenaline inducer! Wouldn't say it's the best b-side, but definitely one of my favorites!
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It's, for sure, a good song.... it's just happens that The Damage Done is, for sure, more gooder.
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