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Slash – “Where Do I Begin (Theme From Love Story)” [Song Review]



Guitar icon, comic book hero, or global phenomenon, who is Slash to you? The choice is yours; like in South Park, is Slash even real or simply fictional? As the story goes, Slash recorded this version of “Where Do I Begin (Theme From Love Story)” to honour the death of good friend and film producer Robert Evens, who died one year ago to the day. Continuously restless, between working on horror movies, Guns N’ Roses, or Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Slash can’t sit still to save his sobriety. He went from being an alcoholic to a full-blown workaholic that never rested on his laurels, to begin with. Once an addict always an addict.

This beautifully romantic, out-of-nowhere track is dedicated to Evens who was known for his production work on Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather, and Love Story, and if you ever saw GnR back in the day, the world is familiar with Slash’s Godfather guitar solo. To hear “Where Do I Begin (Theme From Love Story)” is like an extension of the past and into the future of all things evening/night and European. Like fine wine served with a platter of steak, lobster, and a 1959 Les Paul, this is perhaps Slash’s most majestic and pleasing work to date. In the cartoon world, it’s the perfect serenade to the Italian restaurant alley scene in Lady and the Tramp. Now that’s a spicy meatball!

For anyone who still thinks Slash is a figure of imagination, rest assured that while he may appear and disappear like a mythical creature, his legacy resides in documented proof on songs like “Where Do I Begin (Theme From Love Story).” As we inch into Christmas, this should tide you over through the holidays until the elusive top hatter decides to snake his way back into your life.

Run Time: 4:53
Release Date: October 26, 2020
Record Label: Snakepit Records

I was born in the late 60's amongst hippies and bikers. Cut my teeth on 70's rock and roll surrounded by motorheads and potheads, and in the 80's spread my wings and flourished as a guitarist. In the 90's I became a semi-professional musician knocking on death metals door, as well as entering the world as a freelance writer. In the 2000's I moved to Hollywood and watched the music industry crumble in front of my dreams and then took a break. Now, in the early 2020s I'm ready to rock again… or swing, blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, classical, etc. Its not so much a job to me anymore, but a great way to express myself and have a good time, and, "I know, its only rock and roll but I like it".