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Post by Soulmonster on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:04 pm

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OH MY GOD
Album:
End Of Days Soundtrack, 1999.

Written by:
Guns N' Roses.

Musicians:
Axl Rose - vocals
Dave Navarro - guitar
Gary Sunshine - guitar
Paul Tobias - guitar
Tommy Stinson - bass guitar
Josh Freese - drums, percussion
Dizzy Reed - keyboards, synthesizer
Chris Pitman - keyboards, synthesizer

Live performances:
'Oh My God' was played live for the first time at the House of Blues, January 1, 2001. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {OHMYGODSONGS} times.
Lyrics:
It's not how you're thinking
or as you've imagined
to live in a shade of
beliefs that were fashioned
to leave you in slavery and drain out your soul
and What can I do when there's so many liars
That crawl through your veins
Like millions of spiders
That seek out their victims
And who is the wiser
Watch out
Gotcha

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to kill and fight this
don't bury it deeper where nobody can find it
Like nobody wanted to know

So give it away
Like they're not gonna fuck you
How much can you bear him
To come back and haunt you
To run past your demons
And cause you to suffer
You're starting to bleed
if the dont discover
Before its too late
What will you offer
In way of a healing
I'm so confused, confused, misused

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to kill and fight this
dont bury it deeper where nobody can find it
cuz nobody wouldn't know

Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than a strong compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shuffle
If only you had let me know
Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than the last compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shadows
If only you had let me know

And they wont give in
Cause they know what they're after
A kick in the face
Like its all that would matter
and Oooohhhhh

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to murder and fight this
dont bury it deeper where nobody can find it
Cuz nobody wouldn't know

Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than a good compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shuffle
If only you had let me know

Ooh, well when we're done with the show
Like the tides down on the ocean
The waves already set in motion
The only one in the game who's lost is you


Information:
'Oh My God' is an industrial metal song released in 1999 on the soundtrack to the film End of Days. It features current Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson along with ex-rhythm guitarist Paul Tobias and ex-drummer Josh Freese. Dave Navarro and Gary Sunshine both contributed guitar parts to the track. Former lead guitarist Robin Finck is alleged to have performed on the song by Axl Rose although Finck himself denies this.

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The chorus: OH MY GOD etc. deals with the societal repression of deep and often agonizing emotions - some of which may be willingly accepted for one reason or another - the appropriate expression of which (one that promotes a healing, release and a positive resolve) is often discouraged and many times denied. Emotionally the song contemplates several abstract perspectives drawing from personal expression as well as from the film (End Of Days) and its metaphors. The appropriate expression and vehicle for such emotions and concepts is not something taken for granted.

Musically the song was primarily written by Paul Huge over two years ago, with Dizzy Reed writing the musical hook of the chorus. Former member Duff McKagan as well as former employee Matt Sorum failed to see its potential and showed no interest in exploring, let alone recording the piece. When the demos were played for the new band, Josh, Tommy and Robin were as they say 'all over it.'

Once the opportunity was presented, the song was given priority in our recording process. As the verse, performance and lyrics were decided on, for us (that especially includes Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine) the choice became obvious. We were more than pleased Mr. Roswell (the film's music supervisor) agreed! Our thanks to Arnold and all for the consideration - it is an association in which we have always felt honored.

Paul Huge, Gary Sunshine and Dave Navarro appear on the song as well as Robin Finck. Robin's part was written by Paul and extensively manipulated by our producer, Sean Beaven. Robin was not involved in the writing of the final recording though did participate in the arrangement. All lyrics were written by myself. Additional programming (jack boots, screeching tires, etc.) was by Stuart White.

The fight of good vs. evil, positive vs. negative, man against a seemingly undefeatable, undeterrable, unrevealed destiny, along with the personal and universal struggle to attain, maintain and responsibly manage freewill can be and often is frustrating to say the least. In America our country's constitutional right to freedom of expression gives us a better chance to fight for that expression than many in other countries enjoy. It can be a big gig, like kickin' the crap outta the devil!
[Axl's MTV Fax - Sep 22, 1999].

So in that sense, I think it is like old Guns N' Roses as far as, like, the spirit and the attempt to throw all kinds of different styles together. If you get to the second guitar solo in 'Oh My God,' Paul's doing a very Izzy Stradlin-Aerosmith-type riff in the middle of the song, which is a completely different thing than everything else that's going on in the music, but yet it blends. There's a disco drum beat in the post-chorus, in the heaviest section of the song. We blended a lot of things [Axl Rose - A conversation with Kurt Loder, MTV US November 8th 1999].

We recorded a lot of cool songs and potential tracks [...] I hope [Oh My God] is not very typical of them [Hartford Courant, May 2000].

I actually heard it when I went to see End Of All Days at the movie theater. I didn't think much of it. My position of this is that I am dying to listen to what Axl will put out next, the stuff that more or less precipitated the split of Guns And Roses. Not that I mean bad or reject completely something I have no part of. After all, Axl and I, we could go at it but we could also share the same vision. We had a tendency of leading toward against nature association, messing around with the line up by integrating elements estranged from Rock music. So, when I left, I felt at peace with myself. And when I heard Oh My God, it comforted me that I didn't leave Guns And Roses on a whim [Hard Rock Magazine, October 2000].

Being asked why it sounds like a demo: Because that's all it was, only at the time having just got it together only Jimmy Iovine knew that who wanted it to sell their soundtrack. I saw segments of the movie which were good. As a whole later not so much but it wasn't ready yet then. I did write an experimental piece inspired by the bits I'd seen called "Daddy Can the Devil do Mommy and me?"[chinesedemocracy.com, December 13, 2008].

Being asked about the future of the song: There’s a remix w/lots of new vocals and a wilder guitar intro but it’s not taken all that seriously [chinesedemocracy.com, December 14, 2008].

'Oh My God' performed live at Rock in Rio, January 15, 2001:

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Post by Soulmonster on Thu May 24, 2012 6:52 pm

Uhm, I added some I found on the Net, I hope they are correct.
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Post by Soulmonster on Thu May 24, 2012 8:20 pm

As Bumblefoot would have said it: "No, thank YOU!" Salute
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Post by Blackstar on Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:18 pm

Tina Johnson wrote:NAVARRO TALKS ABOUT TEAMING WITH GN'R
11/08/1999


Guns N' Roses delivers its first new music in eight years to record stores this week with the arrival of the soundtrack to the new Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller "End Of Days."

In addition to cuts from Rob Zombie, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Everlast, and others, the album also contains "Oh My God," the first original song from the Guns' camp since 1991's "Use Your Illusion" albums. The track sees Guns N' Roses ringleader Axl Rose teaming with a new roster of musicians this time out, including former Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro.

"There's no story," Navarro recently told MTV News of how he came to hook up with the reclusive Rose. "We didn't hook up at, like, The Rainbow and said, 'Hey, let's get together and do a song.' They just called me up, and I went down to the studio. I spent about an hour and a half there. I played a guitar solo, and that's it."
"It was an existing track," Navarro added while backstage at the ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards last month. "I played a guitar solo on it. There really wasn't much direction to give me. I think that that's why they called me, because they figured they wouldn't have to give me any direction."

This month will also see the arrival of "Live Era '87-'93," a collection of vintage live GN'R cuts as well as a cover of Black Sabbath's "It's Alright".

With the projects arriving and work moving ahead on "Chinese Democracy," the first original GN'R album since '91, Rose may break his lengthy self-imposed silence this week. Stay tuned to MTV News for further developments.
http://www.mtv.com/news/1429775/navarro-talks-about-teaming-with-gnr/
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Post by Blackstar on Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:51 pm

Sort of review on Music News Of The World (via htgth):
Brian Hiatt wrote:Guns N' Roses Return With Aggressive New Single

"Oh My God" provides glimpse at singer Axl Rose's new incarnation of hard-rock band.

"Oh My God," the first new release in six years from hard-rockers Guns N' Roses, which officially shipped to radio stations Monday (Oct. 11), provides a glimpse at frontman Axl Rose's intense new incarnation of the band.

Some fans who have already heard "Oh My God" embraced the song, which adds electronic effects to a track that is as aggressive and abrasive as anything ever recorded by Guns N' Roses, while radio programmers expressed a mix of enthusiasm and caution.

"We were surprised by how hard it is it's not just hard, but edgy," said Neal Mirsky, program director for Philadelphia active-rock station WYSP-FM, one of several stations nationwide that began playing the song early. "It almost sounds like he spent some time with Marilyn Manson."

Much of "Oh My God" finds Rose screaming rapid-fire lyrics through electronic filters, which does lend the track an occasional resemblance to shock-rocker Manson's earlier work, as well as that of Nine Inch Nails frontman (and former Manson producer) Trent Reznor.

The uptempo track begins with a churning guitar riff that evokes the Guns N' Roses signature sound of such hits as "Welcome to the Jungle", but quickly explodes into thickly distorted rhythm guitars and a pounding, industrial beat.

In the head-banging chorus section, which is introduced with a harsh pulse of feedback, Axl can be heard singing what sounds like, "Oh my God/ I can't deny this ... I can't fight this."

On the slightly more melodic bridge, Axl sings, "Ooh, I opened your eyes," after which the song breaks into a brief, tortured solo from Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck. The solo's sound is worlds away from the lyrical, bluesy work of former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.

Some fans of the band said they didn't mind Rose's new direction. "Although it is completely different than anything we've heard from Axl before, it is still great," Nathan Fink, a fan from Boston, wrote in an e-mail.

Others maintained that "Oh My God" is not a particularly radical departure from the band's past work, even though only Rose is the sole remaining original member. Both Eric Matsuda, 21, of California nd Mike Lyle, 15, of Tennessee said the song could've fit in well on 1991's Use Your Illusion albums.

"This is Guns N' Roses updated for the '90s, and unlike other bands who have tried to update their sound, such as Metallica, they seem to be doing it while maintaining a sense of themselves and their sound," Matsuda wrote in an e-mail.

Still others were disappointed. "This new song is not a Guns N' Roses song," Canadian fan Oliver Rattus, 20, wrote in an e-mail.

Several radio programmers and DJs also said they disliked the song, but declined to speak on the record about it.

But according to Mirsky, whose station has been playing "Oh My God" since the weekend, doubters may eventually change their minds. "When I first heard it, it scared the hell out of me, but by the third or fourth time, I was starting to like it," he said.

Jim McGuinn, program director of Philadelphia alternative-rock station WPLY-FM, said that he hasn't heard the track, but plans on keeping an open mind. "I think I'd like to toss it on and let the audience decide if they're into Guns N' Roses circa 2000," he said.

In a statement released in September, Rose wrote that the song, which will be on the soundtrack to the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie "End of Days," "contemplates several abstract perspectives drawing from personal expression as well as from the film ... and its metaphors."

A spokesperson for Interscope, the band's label, could not be reached for comment on the song.

The "End of Days" soundtrack, which also features songs by Limp Bizkit, Korn, Everlast and Eminem, is expected to hit stores Nov. 9.

"Oh My God" is the first original work from Guns N' Roses whose hits also include the power ballad "Sweet Child O' Mine" since the albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were released on the same day in 1991. An album of covers titled The Spaghetti Incident? followed in 1993.
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Post by Blackstar on Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:51 pm

Review in Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1999:

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“End of Days” soundtrack


Geffen

The rise of a new generation of hard-rockers could well have spelled the end of Axl Rose’s days as anything but a “Behind the Music” nostalgia subject. Rose, though, seems determined to join the pack of Korn, Limp Bizkit et al. And that’s just where he reemerges after a long absence, with his new Guns N’ Roses lineup featured right alongside those younger acts on the soundtrack (in stores Tuesday) to the upcoming apocalyptic Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller.

But great acts don’t just join the pack, they lead it, and the new GNR song, “Oh My God,” provides few revelations about Rose’s prospects of returning to the forefront when he and the band put out their own album. It’s aggressive, but no more sonically distinctive than Korn’s new “Camel Song” (which adds new shadings to the band’s darkness) or Bizkit’s “Crushed” (almost low-key for Fred Durst and crew).

Still, “Oh My God” effectively links GNR’s pre-grunge metal guitars with furious programmed beats. Without pandering to rock-rap fashion, the song isn’t anachronistic among strong hip-hop-rooted contributions by Everlast (another thoughtful examination of societal conflicts) and Eminem (whose “Bad Influence” extends his mythos in a world already gone wrong). And Rose’s raspy wail, love it or hate it, remains an unmistakable instrument that can’t be ignored. It’s not a lot to go on, and it might not represent Rose’s overall new direction, but “Oh My God” at least hints that GNR may indeed be Y2K-ready.

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Post by Blackstar on Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:40 pm

Review in NME, November 1999:
END OF DAYS OST (Geffen) is notable for having a new Guns N Roses track, 'Oh My God', on it - a fact that has overshadowed the film. No mean feat given that it's the new Schwarzenegger movie and is basically about all the worst bits from the Book of Revelations as created by state-of-the-art special effects. The GNR track is brilliant - a slash and burn metal track in parts - and if their new album is as good as this then rock n' roll will be saved. The rest? Well, it's all Korn and Limp Bizkit and shit that sounds like them. 8 for Axl, 5 for the rest.
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