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Pretty Tied Up

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Pretty Tied Up

Post by Soulmonster on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:29 am


PRETTY TIED UP
Album:
Use Your Illusion II, 1991, track no. 8.

Written by:
Izzy Stradlin.

Musicians:
Drums: Matt
     Bass: Duff
     Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Slash
     Rhythm Guitar / Coral Sitar: Izzy
     Piano: Dizzy
     Vocals: Axl

Live performances:
'Pretty Tied Up' was played live for the first time on Maracana Stadium, Brazil, January 20, 1991. It was played a lot in '91 and at least two times in '92. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {PRETTYTIEDUPSONGS} times.
Lyrics:
I know this chick she lives down on Melrose
       She ain't satisfied without some pain
       Friday night is goin' up inside her...again
       Well crack the whip
       'Cause that bitch is just insane
       I'm serious

She's pretty tied up hangin' upside down
       She's pretty tied up an you can ride her
       She's pretty tied up hangin' upside down
       I can't tell you she's the right one
       Oh no, oh no, oh no
       Once there was this rock n' roll band
       Rollin' on the streets
       Time went by and it became a joke
       We just needed more and more fulfilling-
       Uh-huh Time went by and it all went up in smoke
       But check it out
       She's pretty tied up hangin' upside down
       She's pretty tied up an you can ride her
       She's pretty tied up hangin' upside down
       Ohh I can't tell you she's the right one
       Oh no, oh no, oh no

     Once you made that money it costs more now
       It might cost a lot more than you'd think
       I just found a million dollars
       That someone forgot
       It's days like this that push me o'er the brinks
       Cool and stressing
       (Pronounced:Kool ranch dres'ing)

     She's pretty tied up hangin' upside down
       She's pretty tied up an you can ride her
       She's pretty tied up hangin' upside down
       And I can't tell you she's the right one
       Oh she's the right one...(etc.)

     (But I can tell you a thing or two
       'Bout somethin' else
       If you really wanna know-Know what I'm sayin')


Quote:
My Mexican friend Tony took me to meet this woman named Margot at her house. She gave us some tequila or something and she goes in the bedroom and we walk in and there's this big fat naked guy with an onion in his mouth. He's wearing women's underwear and high heels and he's tied up with duct tape against the wall. Me and Tony were like, What the fuck is going on here? Cracking up laughing. She was this dominatrix chick. We sat around her living room for the rest of the afternoon, listening to records, and she'd go in the bedroom and do her thing. At the end of the day she turned him loose and he paid her all this money. She took us out to eat. There was this whole scene of dominatrix chicks who worked in the S&M clubs. They'd beat on guys and after work, they'd take a musician out to dinner, let you stay at their place sometimes [Musician, 1992].
We kept rehearsing, and once we'd gotten a few songs all together, we went over to Izzy's place on Valley Vista and Sepulveda in the Valley to do some writing and see where his head was (...) Axl showed up that day, and regardless we started working on a song that became 'Pretty Tied Up.' I remember that Izzy had taken a cymbal and a broomstick and some strings and had made a sitar out of it. Needless to say...Izzy was pretty fucking high [Bozza, Anthony, & Slash (2007). Slash. Harper Entertainment: New York, p258].
Talking about working on songs in Chicago without Axl and Izzy: We did get some work done. We finished 'Civil War' and wrote 'Get In The Ring' and 'Pretty Tied Up,' to name a few [Duff's autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 151].
Being asked about his favourite Guns N' Roses song to play: I don't know, there's a load of songs I like. For many a year "My Michelle" was the song I loved to play the most, but towards the end of the Illusions tour my favorite was "Pretty Tied Up" [Popular 1, July 2000].

'Pretty Tied Up' performed January 20, 1991:

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