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 07/11/2014 | SparksterHubs
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"The Best Heavy Rock Album Of All Time?"

Appetite For Destruction was the first full-length studio album to be released by the iconic eighties and nineties rockers, Guns n' Roses. Released on Geffen Records in 1987 and produced by Mike Clink, the Appetite For Destruction album has become known by many rock fans as the best rock album to ever be released and the album still hits the top 40 UK rock and metal album charts most weeks, even today. In fact, the album is so good that it's the reason I started learning how to play the guitar all those twenty years ago - I learnt how to play the entire album from start to end, including all the lead guitar. It's also so good and I haven't heard it for so long that I couldn't help loading up Spotify and listening to it on shuffle whilst writing this review.

Featuring some of the band's most well-known and successful songs, Appetite For Destruction is the heaviest and sleaziest album that Guns n' Roses have ever released, whilst singles Paradise City and Sweet Child O' Mine scored the band longstanding major mainstream media attention. It wasn't long before Guns n' Roses became a household name. It has also been noted that, since the release of Appetite For Destruction, no band or producer has ever been able to attain that raw and sleazy production sound again, not even Mike Clink himself. The band's original gritty raw magic was truly captured on Appetite For Destruction for the only time in rock history.

The 'Appetite...' album comes with a very cool rock 'n' roll front cover featuring a crucifix with an image of a skull 'n' bones version of each band member at each point. The image on the inlay is a little more obscene so I won't go into detail here. The album starts off with the now well-known Welcome To The Jungle, a song about moving to the city (i.e. the jungle), followed by much sleazier track, It's So Easy - Axl's well-known screechy vocal style doesn't feature so much on this song. The third track is the undeniably catchy Nightrain, a song about an alcoholic drink and featuring some great guitar work from Slash, which is then followed by a song about the L.A. police - the perhaps rather appropriately titled Out Ta Get Me, which features killer attitude-ridden heavy guitar riffs and strong pounding drums beats, making it a very powerful track.

The next track, Mr Brownstone - a song about Heroin, kicks off with some cool sliding chugging effects on the guitar followed by cool catchy rock riffs. Just as with the song It's So Easy, Axl refrains from using his screechy vocal style so much on this track. I'm sure that Paradise City needs no introduction, with it's catchy chorus line "Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty... oh, won't you please take me home".

The following track, My Michelle, is a much lesser known and sleazier song that features hard-hitting guitar riffs and lyrics that begin "Your daddy works in porno now that mummy's not around, she used to love her heroin but now she's underground". Out of the last four tracks on the album, Sweet Child O' Mine is another song that needs no introduction - some would say that it has been well overplayed by now and covered by many other artists. You're Crazy is another popular song from the album which many rock fans prefer to call "You're F******g Crazy", because of the lyrics on the chorus. I Think About You and Anything Goes are probably the two most alternative songs on the album. I Think About You could probably be compared to Sweet Child O' Mine in terms of it's love theme, whereas Anything Goes is a sleazy song about sex, featuring lyrics like "Tied up, tied down, up against the wall, be my rubber maid baby and we can do it all".

All in all, Appetite For Destruction is one the most sleaziest, rawest, most hard-hitting, grittiest and uncensored rock albums to ever hit the shelves - this is music which is truly about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll so it's not really any wonder that the album is often referred to as the best rock album to ever be released.

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  • Nar2 published 09/01/2015
    Good review. The reason the album is such a hit isn't just down to the sleeze - the songs are pretty good, great structures and a lot more than just guitar solos. "Rocket Queen" is also one of my favourites, though you don't appear to have commented on that?
  • torr published 09/01/2015
    Well reviewed. . And a belated welcome to Ciao.
  • euphie published 19/11/2014
    vh :o)
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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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