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Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:31 pm


PERFECT CRIME
Album:
Use Your Illusion I, 1991, track no. 5.

Written by:
Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose and Slash.

Musicians:
Drums: Matt
       Bass: Duff
       Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Slash
       Rhythm Guitar: Izzy
       Piano: Dizzy
       Vocals, Sound Effects: Axl

Live performances:
The song was played for the first time at Ackerman Hall at UCLA, USA, on October 31, 1986. It was played twice in 1986, then it was not played until 1991 after the release of Use Your Illusion I. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {PERFECTSONGS} times.
Lyrics:
Kickin' back in the shadows
       Got no need for the light
       Who's sorry now old timer
       Look at how you've spent your life
       Scroungin' for change
       To put some money in your pocket
       My how scratch does burn
       Laughin' at the suckers as you pissed it away

But I got the time and I got the muscle
       I got the need to lay it all on the line
       I ain't afraid of your smoke screen hustle
       It's a perfect crime
       Goddamn it it's a perfect crime
       Motherfucker it's a perfect crime
       I said it's perfect

     Keep the demons down
       And drag the skeletons out
       I got a blind man followin' me in chains
       I said he's fun to watch
       When the world has stopped
       An I think he's got somethin' to say"You wanna fuck with me, don't fuck with me
       'Cause I'm what you'll be so don't fuck with me
       If you had better sense
       You'd step aside from the bad side of me
       Don't fuck wit'da bad side o' me
       Stay away from the bad side o' me
       Don't fuck wit'da bad side"

     T MINUS 1:09 AND COUNTING

     Ostracized but that's all right
       I was thinkin' about somethin' myself
     1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

     Call on everybody who's got last rites
       Said it's better
       if you locked 'em away
       Runnin' through the visons
       at the speed of light
       Won't ya let me be
       Motherfucker just let me be
       Goddamn it better let me be
       Don't ya know ya better let me be...

     Perfect crime
       Goddamn it it's a perfect crime
       Motherfucker it's a perfect crime
       Don't cha know
       It's a perfect crime


Band members talking about the song:
Alright, this is a new one, by Mr. Izzy Stradlin, this one is called 'Perfect Fucking Crime.' [Ackerman Hall at UCLA, USA, October 31, 1986]
Recounting the first preproduction session to Appetite for Destruction: We booked ourselves time at S.I.R. studios with Mike [Clink] at the board, the band felt free to be ourselves; at our very first preproduction session, we started writing what would later become 'You Could Be Mine.' At another session, we started to work up 'Perfect Crime,' which was something that Izzy brought in. We weren't in there to write new material, but we were so comfortable that it just came to us [Bozza, Anthony, & Slash (2007). Slash. Harper Entertainment: New York. p. 166-167]
'Perfect Crime' [...] has a pretty "out there" solo in it [Guitar For The Practising Musician, April 1992]
Being asked about his favorite guitar riff from the GN'R catalog: Middle riff of Perfect Crime, & Brownstone riff Smile[twitter, June 2013]
'Perfect Crime' performed live at the Deer Creek Music Center, USA,  May 29, 1991:



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RQ: Perfect Crime from 1986

Post by hellobeatle on Sat May 28, 2011 5:52 am

Clearly this is posted in the wrong section.

However, I feel if anyone has a recording of this it is beneficial to all.

Marc Canter noted that it was played in 1986. I "think" at UCLA with RHCP - but, not 100%.

Anyone have this?
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Sat May 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Yes, it was played at the UCLA, check some info here: http://www.a-4-d.com/t108-perfect-crime#126

I have never heard a recording of this song from the two times it was played in 1986, but it would be great to hear how it sounded back then. Marc may have a recording, I will ask him.
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Sun May 29, 2011 7:56 pm

Marc sent me some small snippets of the song from the first time they played it (October 31, 1986) and told me it sounds the same as on the album. I have attached the m4a files.

It's cool to hear Adler's take on the drums, and interesting how similar Slash's solo is to the recorded version years later although they didn't play it again live until when Use Your Illusions were released.
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by hellobeatle on Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:52 pm

@Soulmonster wrote:Marc sent me some small snippets of the song from the first time they played it (October 31, 1986) and told me it sounds the same as on the album. I have attached the m4a files.

It's cool to hear Adler's take on the drums, and interesting how similar Slash's solo is to the recorded version years later although they didn't play it again live until when Use Your Illusions were released.

It states "You don't have permission to download attachments."

This is what it says for the interview downloads too.

Is a normal member not sufficient?
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:58 pm

@hellobeatle wrote:
@Soulmonster wrote:Marc sent me some small snippets of the song from the first time they played it (October 31, 1986) and told me it sounds the same as on the album. I have attached the m4a files.

It's cool to hear Adler's take on the drums, and interesting how similar Slash's solo is to the recorded version years later although they didn't play it again live until when Use Your Illusions were released.

It states "You don't have permission to download attachments."

This is what it says for the interview downloads too.

Is a normal member not sufficient?

It's an error, and it is fixed now. Sorry about that.
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by hellobeatle on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:57 am

[quote="Soulmonster"][quote="hellobeatle"][quote="Soulmonster"]Marc sent me some small snippets of the song from the first time they played it (October 31, 1986) and told me it sounds the same as on the album. I have attached the m4a files.

It's cool to hear Adler's take on the drums, and interesting how similar Slash's solo is to the recorded version years later although they didn't play it again live until when Use Your Illusions were released. [/quote]

It states "[b]You don't have permission to download attachments."

[/b]This is what it says for the interview downloads too.

Is a normal member not sufficient?[/quote]

It's an error, and it is fixed now. Sorry about that.[/quote]

Thanks!
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:10 am

@hellobeatle wrote:
@Soulmonster wrote:
@hellobeatle wrote:
@Soulmonster wrote:Marc sent me some small snippets of the song from the first time they played it (October 31, 1986) and told me it sounds the same as on the album. I have attached the m4a files.

It's cool to hear Adler's take on the drums, and interesting how similar Slash's solo is to the recorded version years later although they didn't play it again live until when Use Your Illusions were released.

It states "You don't have permission to download attachments."

This is what it says for the interview downloads too.

Is a normal member not sufficient?

It's an error, and it is fixed now. Sorry about that.

Thanks!

No problem, thanks for notifying me about errors like that Wink
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:11 pm

From the first performance:



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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Rodri Blas on Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:24 pm

Omg awesome material! There's no video from this performance?
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Re: Perfect Crime

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:02 pm

@Rodri Blas wrote:Omg awesome material! There's no video from this performance?

I am not sure if Marc [Canter] took video of it or just recorded the sound. Hopefully it will once come out in its entirety.
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