Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (LP) -NEW-
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.
What the critics say…
Rolling Stone (11/89) – Rated #27 in Rolling Stone's “100 Best Albums Of The Eighties” survey.
Q (7/01, p.86) – Included in Q's “50 Heaviest Albums of All Time”.
Q (8/00, p.127) – Included in Q's “Best Metal Albums Of All Time” – “The sweariest rock album ever made…a riotous celebration of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll…”
Alternative Press (p.200) – “Slash's leering, boogie-rock riffs reeked of danger and the Stones…”
Welcome To The Jungle
It's So Easy
Out Ta Get Me
Think About You
Sweet Child O' Mine