Appetite For Destruction [PA] - Guns N' Roses

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Appetite For Destruction [PA] - Guns N' Roses

Hard Rock - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Geffen - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 10/1995, 01/1991 - 8811928629, 720642414828

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published 13/08/2009 | XICripZ
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"Take Me Home (Yeaeyeehhh)"

“Appetite For Destruction” came in 1987 as a classic album as it dropped as the debut release from the Californian Hard Rock band Guns N’ Roses. It gets the classic band line up with Axl Rose leading Slash, Duff McKagen, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin with their innovative approach to Rock in the late eighties.

1. “Welcome To The Jungle”

The album begins with a relevant opener as they introduce them selves with what was their second single as they rip through in a heavy way as hey come with an empowering tune. It is a rough one and a perfect choice to get things going and to excite the listeners for what is to come within the release. It’s not one of my favourites of their early years, but still a good one.

**Four Stars**

2. “It’s So Easy”

Moving things on a little, you get another big one from them as they are seen to get down into another of their singles here the band comes with one which makes full use of the talent in Slash (and his amazing capabilities on the guitar) as they keep up the pace and energy levels with the pounding beats and raging approach from all the band members.

**Four Stars**

3. “Nightrain”

This is a heavy tune on the album and finds them coming up with a simply perfect drinking anthem. It is a cold one, and one which has them delivering well with each aspect as they come with another lively and engaging tune which has them allowing Axl to scream his way through as they show just how creative they can be and what results can come of it.

**Five Stars**

4. “Out Ta Get Me”

I felt that this was one on the album which I couldn’t immediately feel, and it took a couple of listens to really feel but I felt that once I did, I could acknowledge just how heavy this one as it seems to work well off the tune prior t it with a rather chaotic tune which forces you to get into the same sort of mood which they attempt to convey through the rough song.

**Four Stars**

5. “Mr. Brownstone”

Slash’s guitaring at the start of this draws similarities to the early Psychedelic Rock and Funk years and I felt that it made for a perfect start to set up the rest of the tune as they come with one which takes on a form unlike many of the others within it as they do things in a funky way to show a bit more variation in what they bring to the table.

**Five Stars**

6. “Paradise City”

Here you are guided into a classic from them, I would have to say that it is my favourite from the album as you see that in it, they come up with an innovative tune which is seen to take you by surprise in the way that they frequently alter the tempo and pull you in through the perfectly-suited lyrics.

**Five Stars**

7. “My Michelle”

This song is clearly a very different one from them as it is seen to get them initially coming up with a much softer composition, before they choose to break down into their Hard Rock style, and I felt that as a result of this change, it forces you to increase the faith you have in their music in that you don’t expect them to go too far form what we know them for.

**Five Stars**

8. “Think About You”

With this one they are seen to do a pretty general one which seems to represent the way that the whole album is done as they come with a fast-paced tune which has them coming at it in an in-your-face style and making sure that you can’t escape the power of their music. It is a rough one and has them making full use of all they have available to them.

**Four Stars**

9. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

This was a massive single for the band, and I have to say that of all the tunes on here, it is the one which I needed to the most time to actually get any real enjoyment out of. However, with such success, I expect that others would see it in a different light from the start. The final breaks are what made it for me, but the rest wasn’t really saying all that much for a long time.

**Four Stars**

10. “You’re Crazy”

I felt that in this one they catch you off-guard as they go form an emotive song, to one which has them turning towards the speedier music again. I felt that it meant that it was much easier to connect with as a result as you see them coming out with a track which is bound to have a massive impact upon you as you find them coming right at you with all they have to offer (and at the highest standard).

**Five Stars**

11. “Anything Goes”

In this one you get the band ripping through a lively tune where they show off something which moves on the music rather significantly as early on you see a change in the way they are able to build up tunes with the juxtaposition of differing tempo to really get you going as they do some grungy material before breaking into their Hard Rock again.

**Five Stars**

12. “Rocket Queen”

This track ends the album off and gets the band starting things in a great way with the pounding beats and a guitar riff which is seen to draw you right in as you know that what you will find with the track will be a banger of a joint to end the album in a way which the album needs to represent the quality which was found within it.

**Five Stars**

This is a killer album from the band and there are no real flaws within it. There’s something in the album for everyone and as they are seen to stick to the same sort of thing throughout (aside form the odd change in direction) and so it means that if you like at least a couple, you are bound to like the rest.

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  • worf22 published 14/08/2009
    definitely their best album, great review, cheers!
  • denella published 13/08/2009
    Finally - an album I know!
  • sunmeilan published 13/08/2009
    I played this until I was sick of it in the 80s, but it's great to listen to again now.
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Hard Rock - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Geffen - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 10/1995, 01/1991 - 8811928629, 720642414828

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