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 19/05/2012 | sparksteroyd
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"THE Rock Album Of All Time"

When lead guitarist Slash teamed up with vocalist Axl Rose the most significant rock band of all time was formed. Axl's screeching raw vocals combined with Slash's stunning lead guitar work was something magnificent and unique and it blew everything else out of the water.

It has been admitted by members of Guns n' Roses that the 'Appetite For Destruction' album was actually recorded using relatively cheap equipment (guitars, etc) which was all they could afford at the time. However, the album, produced by Mike Clink, has an awesome raw sound to it which no band has managed to attain since and this is one of the things that makes Appetite For Destruction the best rock album of all time.

The 1987 album contained twelve of the finest heavy rock songs that anyone in the world has ever heard, every single one of them classics in their own distinct way. I certainly remember the impact that hit single 'Paradise City' had on the world when it was released. I believe this was around the same time period that Aerosmith released 'Love In An Elevator', the only other band and single to stand up anywhere near as strong as 'Paradise City' at that time.

First track from the album, 'Welcome To The Jungle', also made it's impact on the world and is often still played in rock venues around the world. The next track, It's So Easy' is of a much sleazier style and therefore hasn't received much exposure but it's a very cool track. The pounding drums of third track 'Nighttrain' accompanied by raw catchy heavy rock guitars with a gritty distorted tone and it's imminently clear that the attitude contained within 'Appetite For Destruction' is oozing out of it.

What really makes 'Appetite For Destruction' the stand-out rock album of all time is the sheer amount of attitude and anger combined with strong musicianship skills, a raw gritty edge and squealing lead guitars which all form into a stunning sounding overall masterpiece that can never be equalled... ever!

'Out Ta Get' Me portrays Axl's anger at being targeted by the LA police force whilst Mr Brownstone makes a simple statement about the band's experience with drugs. Yet despite the rebellious aspect of the album there's also a much sleazier side to the album which becomes prominent on tracks like 'My Michelle' and 'Anything Goes'.

'Sweet Child O' Mine' is another classic track from the album which is still commonly played all over the world and is still well remembered. This is actually probably the softest song on all of the album. Personally my favourite track is the finishing song 'Rocket Queen'. It's quite lengthy but it has a sweet theme to it and there's a great build-up towards finishing the album off on just as strong a note as it was started on.

If you're a fan of rock music then it goes without saying that this album is in your collection.

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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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