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Post by Soulmonster on Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:30 pm

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OKLAHOMA
Album:
Unreleased.

Written by:
Unknown.

Musicians:
Unknown.

Live performances:
As far as we know, never played live.

Information:
Written and recorded during the Chinese Democracy era. Instrumental. It was later re-named to 'Berlin' but this was likely also a temporary name (see below).


As the far as the songs go: 'Oklahoma' was pretty much written by the time they got to the studio. Axl wrote that with inspiration from the Oklahoma City bombing (more as a tribute to those who died, if I'm not mistaken). [...]
Dave Dominguez, Sp1at, 02/07/05

[...] Song after song combines the edgy hard rock force and pop smarts of vintage Guns N Roses with surprisingly modern and ambitious music textures. In addition to the album's almost grungy title track, tentative song titles include 'Catcher in the Rye,' 'I.R.S,' 'The Blues', [...] 'Oklahoma' - heard tonight only as an instrumental, [...] and 'TWAT,' which he says stands for 'there was a time.'"
Rolling Stone, 01/00

I was sitting in my litigation with my ex-wife, and it was the day after the bombing. We had a break, and I'm sitting with my attorneys with a sort of smile on my face, more like a nervous thing - it was like, 'Forgive me, people, I'm having trouble taking this seriously.' It's just ironic that we're sitting there and this person is spewing all kinds of things and 168 people just got killed. And this person I'm sitting there with, she don't care. Obliterating me is their goal.
Axl Speaks, Rolling Stone, January 2000

Talking about Riad And The Bedouins: It’s not Oklahoma which later became Berlin and subject to change.
Axl's chat on the fan forums, 2008


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Post by Soulmonster on Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:44 pm

I will just let it stand as 'Oklahoma' until we know its proper name.
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Post by Blackstar on Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:28 pm

Based on the first quote, this one seems to be the earliest-written song of the bunch, or at least one of the earliest.

And there must have been a few earlier versions of it than the one we got.

I really like it.
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