Happy “Chinese Democracy” Leak Day, Everybody
Seventeen years, two months, a couple of rough-cut leaks, and lots of blog posts later, Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy can finally be heard in its entirety by anyone with an Internet connection and a semi-working knowledge of Google. Yes, the album–the entire album, and not just the collections of previous leaks–apparently leaked sometime over the past 24 hours, lighting up Rapidshare and BitTorrent sites around the globe and probably causing lots of headaches for the Internet police. After all that buildup, to have the Big Moment Of Finally Hearing The Album be the result of cruising my RSS feed… ah, that’s music in 2008, I guess.
Anyway, I’m trying to “research” this development right now (cough), but feel free to kibitz here about your thoughts on the album, whether or not it was worth the wait, WHERE’S IZZY, etc. (And a final note: According to the log files, some dude named David might want to feel a little scared about Axl Rose’s people making their way to his door soon.)