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Post by Soulmonster Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:31 pm

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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
And 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


Quotes regarding the song and its making:

Introducing the song the first time it was played:

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


Talking about recording the song:

[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


Talking about the song:

'Perfect Crime' [...] has a pretty "out there" solo in it.
Guitar For The Practising Musician, April 1992

Middle riff of Perfect Crime, & Brownstone riff [are my favorite GN'R riffs] Smile
twitter, June 2013


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Post by hellobeatle Sat May 28, 2011 6:52 pm

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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Post by Soulmonster Sun May 29, 2011 10:03 am

Yes, it was played at the UCLA, check some info here: http://gnr-afd.forumotion.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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Post by Soulmonster Mon May 30, 2011 8:56 am

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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Post by hellobeatle Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:52 am

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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Post by Soulmonster Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:58 am

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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Post by hellobeatle Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:57 pm

[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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Post by Soulmonster Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:10 pm

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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Post by Soulmonster Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:11 am

From the first performance:



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Post by Rodri Blas Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:24 am

Omg awesome material! There's no video from this performance?
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Post by Soulmonster Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:02 am

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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