Navarro Loves ‘Chinese Democracy’
Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has spoken out in praise of Guns N’ Roses ‘Chinese Democracy’. Someone has to, eh?
Answering a fan’s question about the album on his official website, Navarro has said:
“I have to say that I pretty much love it. The way I have been describing it has been 70% awesome and 30% really weird, but after a few listens the weird becomes awesome again. I don’t know if it’s the songs or the fact that I just enjoy hearing that guy’s voice or both, but I am a fan. It’s not GN’R as we know it. It feels more like an Axl solo record, probably because as music lovers we were able to get a feel for the old GN’R dynamics and the personalities of each member in the band. I know very little about this band so it’s hard to connect with each member sonically like I did before. People have been commenting on how long it took to make, but I kind of don’t believe he was working on all THESE songs the whole time. I’m sure there have been versions, stuff that got scrapped, breaks, lineup changes, personal time. I’m speculating, of course, but having worked on so many projects, I know that there are a million things that go down before you even decide on the track listing.”
Rumours continue to circle that 2009 will see a Jane’s Addiction reunion.