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Double Talkin' Jive

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Double Talkin' Jive

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:41 am

Use Your Illusion I, 1991, track no. 9.

Written by:
Izzy Stradlin.

Drums / Percussion: Matt
       Bass: Duff
       Vocals / Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Izzy
       Classical Guitar Solo: Slash
       Acoustic Rhythm Guitar: Duff, Slash
       Background Vocals: Axl

Live performances:
This song was premièred live at the Maracana Stadium, Brazil, January 20, 1991. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {DOUBLESONGS} times.
Found a head and an arm in da garbage can
       Don't know why I'm here
       Livin' on the run for oh so long
       I gotta go collect
       Double talkin' jive
       Get the money motherfucker
       'Cause I got no more patience
       Double talkin'
       -I got (lies)-
       No more patience man
       Back in town an'a all new friends
       They sayin' how ya been?
       Fucked up and outta place
       That's how I felt back then
       Double talkin' jive
       Get the money motherfucker
       'Cause I got no more patience
       Double talkin'
       -I got (lies)-
       No more patience man
       You dig what I'm sayin'?!

One event got everyone talking  during the recording of Illusions I and II was the day there was a huge commotion in the alley. It turned out that the cops found a dismembered arm and a head in the Dumpster behind the studio. All I know is that we didn't do it, but Izzy turned the event into a lyric on 'Double Talkin' Jive.' And I got to do a great Spanish flamenco thing on that track, which was a gas to do. That song has a really cool electric solo, too, that morphs into an acoustic flamenco groove [Bozza, Anthony, & Slash (2007). Slash. Harper Entertainment: New York, pp, 316]
I don't know where that idea came from [to add classicalguitar at the end]. It popped into my head, and I picked up a really nice Spanish guitar, which I kept. It came out of nowhere, so I splice dit on the end. It's played with a pick. Duff's playing acoustic, strumming behind that, too. Then I put the lead on top [Guitar For The Practising Musician, April 1992]
I always thought Izzy's Double Talkin' Jive had a cool vibe. And I got to play that little Spanish flamenco part on it. It had just been so difficult to get into that groove. Finally, Axl, Duff, myself and Izzy had that acoustic session and basically sewed it up [Music Radar, 2011]

'Double Talkin' Jive' performed live in Tokyo in 1991 or 1992 (?).

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