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 11/10/2009 | sammyy91
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Pro No real filler song on the album, maybe besides anything goes.
Cons nothing really
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"Hard rock gets the kick in the ass it needed"

In 1986, rock was losing most of its edge. Hair metal was at its high point, and most bands were changing their style to become more radio (and chick) friendly. We had bands like Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Poison and Warrant ruling the airwaves. Thats when Guns N' Roses come in.

Appetite for Destruction is a full out hard rock album, its a very sleazy album, but that what makes it so great. The members of the band that performed on this album are: Axl Rose, Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven Adler. Their debut album has a much more unified sound that most of their later albums, due to the fact that the band was going through a lot of changed, and it could be easily seen that they werent stable at all.

Now for the song by song review:

1)Welcome To The Jungle: A great hard rock song, that was released as the first single, although it had to be re-released. The lyrics are good, if nothing special. And the song does not really have a chorus, but it doesnt take away anything from it.

2)Its So Easy: A sleazy rock/punk song. Again nothing special lyric wise, but the song is to fun not too like. Also great guitar work by Slash here.
Axl sings in a deeper voice here, then reverts to his original voice right at the end for added effect.

3)Nightrain: A song about a wine they used to drink. The song is pretty great til about the 2 minute mark, then it gets repetitive. A strong chorus here, and one of Slashes best solos.

4)Out Ta Get me: One of the weaker tracks. Its an aggressive song about Axl's run in with the law in his youth. Against strong aggresive lyrics, and good instrumental work, but the song doesnt really leave much of an effect on the listener.

5)Mr.Brownstone: A song about drugs. Good lyrics, with Axl using a bit of a different voice here. A fun song to hear.

6)Paradise City: Business really picks up here! Great lyrics, Huge Chorus and great solo too. This song is just crazy! The last two minutes are just amazing in my opinion.

7)My Michelle: This song is probably the closest to being metal on the album. It has great lyrics about a girl that the band knew. It has very harsh and dark lyrics covering topics from porn to drugs. Strong Chorus.

8)Think About You: A sweet song here, with quite touching, if not cheesy, lyrics. Unfortunately this is not a song that will make most people hit the rewind button.

9)Sweet Child O' Mine: Ahh, the song that put Guns N' Roses on the map. A legendary riff here, with very sweet lyrics here. This is the closest thing to a power ballad on the album, and you know what? it blows pretty much all those cheesy ballad released in the 80s away.

10)You're Crazy: The fastest song on the album, but not really memorable. The acoustic version is better.

11)Anything Goes: Weakest song on the album. Good intro but weak lyrics and pretty much boring instrumental work bring down the song.

12)Rocket Queen: Great way to end the album, with again sweet lyrics from Axl at the end. Good solo, great lyrics and chorus and even some sex sounds to spice things up a bit.

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 12/10/2009
    well reviewed
  • Amy69 published 11/10/2009
    Great review x
  • mumsymary published 11/10/2009
    Well reviewed
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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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