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Super Duper Deluxe Chinese Democracy Edition?

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

Metal Sludge is up about half the time these days. Last night, the site was actually working. As I was clicking through through the threads, I noticed someone talking about some limited edition version of
the still unreleased Chinese Democracy. Apparently, some website is offering a limited edition merchandise box celebrating the release. According to Sludge, the box comes with Chinese Democracy, a T-shirt, a DVD and b-sides from 1996-2006.  I couldn't find a description anywhere else online, so I don't know if this set actually exists or not.

The rumored cost is $120 bucks (may or may not be Canadian!)

Now, I might just be in a negative mood this week, but give me a break! $120 bucks?! For something we've already waited on for more than a decade? Please!

I know there are plenty of GnR fans that will pony up the cash to own the box set (again, it if actually exists) but I think it's a little premature to offer before ChiDem even sees the light of day.

Just like the fan club costs I mentioned yesterday, I've got better ways to spend my money than buying an over-inflated version of the much hyped Chinese Democracy. Sure, I'll buy the actual album the day it is released, but I ain't giving Axl Rose any more cash than that - not when there are so many people in need in this world.

Thoughts?

Oh, and I was trying to wait and be diplomatic, but I listened to some of the leaked Chinese Democracy tracks on YouTube last night...gotta say, most of the songs suck. Maybe the real album will be better.

Or not.

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments (5)

"b-sides from 1996-2006"

B-sides from what? The only thing GNR released in that time period was that terrible track from the End of Days soundtrack.
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Just wait a few months and they'll be on ebay for half the price. ;)
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermom2ross
$120!!!

That's crazy.

Axl and his record company must be trying to make back all of that money they wasted on studio time re-doing all of those songs for the 50th time.

I'm with Allyson, he'll get my $15 bucks on Sunday and if I like the record, he'll get a concert ticket out of me.

$120 is crazy.
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd
yeah I definitely wont be getting that box set.
I dont have the money.
BUT I am buying the album. Because im a sucker for GN'R.
Its not Gn'R you say?
Very true...
then I guess im just a sucker.
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
axl said a few days earlier that there was more artwork that "would be released shortly." I guess this is it! Hope it comes to the US. The album is flopping here.
February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraxldaman

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