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Guns N' Roses: W. Axl Rose (vocals, synthesizer, percussion); Slash (acoustic & electric guitars); Izzy Stradlin (guitar, background vocals, percussion); Duff "Rose" McKagan (bass, background vocals); Steven Adler (drums). Recorded at Rumbo Studios, Canoga Park, California; Take One Studio, Burbank, California; Can Am Studio, Tarzana, California. Already a legend in its own meagre lifetime, this startling debut shrouded itself in controversy, from its original Robert Williams artwork to Axl Rose's unblinking accounts of LA's underbelly. This mawkish storytelling, combined with a brattish collective swagger and a surprisingly mature approach to their songs, guaranteed Guns N' Roses a speedy notoriety that was to serve their legend brilliantly. From the laconic "Paradise City" to the achingly beautiful "Sweet Child O' Mine," or the furious "Welcome To The Jungle," the record brims with a brutal integrity. An album they could never surpass even if they had stayed together.
Song List: Disc 1
1. Welcome to the Jungle
2. It's So Easy
3. Nightrain
4. Out Ta Get Me
5. Mr. Brownstone
6. Paradise City
7. My Michelle
8. Think About You
9. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. You're Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen
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Label:  Geffen Records (USA)
ArtistGuns N' Roses
Release Date:  October 25, 1990
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review by . August 16, 2012
posted in Music Matters
"Come, dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach  as I want you to be  as a trend, as a friend, as an old memory"  Grunge-era folks might recognize that particular set of lyrics from the classic Nirvana song "Come as You Are." Nirvana's song oeuvre is full of such layered metaphors, and fans battle to the death about just what any random lyric or song written by Kurt Cobain is about. They will all agree, however, that Cobain was a sensitively tortured poet or some such, and that …
review by . March 16, 2007
posted in Music Matters
Yep, that's a pretty strong statement, but it's true. When Guns N' Roses released "Appetite For Destruction," they unleashed one of the greatest albums of all time. Every single song on this album is a classic. It's a fusion of hard rock, punk, blues, and straight-up heavy metal. It's one of the few albums that got everything right. There's absolutely no filler. Axl and company managed to make an album that reflected its demographic to perfection. The entire album is about living at full speed and …
review by . June 09, 2005
posted in Music Matters
Quite simply, this was THE hard rock album of the 1980s and one of, if not THE greatest hard rock album of all time. Spot on writing in the lyrics and music, there isn't a bad track on this album and it shows the prowess of what could have been if GNR had stuck to this formula and not let artistic differences and success change the band that Guns N' Roses used to be.    If you are between 20-30 years old I am sure that you already have this album in your collection if you like …
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