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Appetite For Destruction


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  • Audio CD (Feb. 17 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OQF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (482 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Welcome To The Jungle
2. It's So Easy
3. Nightrain
4. Out Ta Get Me
5. Mr. Brownstone
6. Paradise City
7. My Michelle
8. Think About You
9. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. You're Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen

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This 1987 smash didn't just soar to #1 on the strengths of Axl's wail and the 12 strings of Slash and Izzy Stradlin-it produced a fistful of ferocious rock anthems that have been clogging jukeboxes and airwaves ever since. The greatest hard-rock record of its time features "Sweet Child O' Mine; Welcome to the Jungle; Paradise City; Nightrain; My Michelle; Mr. Brownstone", and more!

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A glimpse of the future, and not because of its huge influence and umpteen million sales. The poor-little-rich-boy protest "Out ta Get Me" intimates that Axl Rose's egotism and martyr complex were soon to grow bigger than his head; still, Appetite's night-train wreck of punk and metal sounds and sensibilities make it more than just an emblem of its time. Whether GN'R are dancing with Mr. Brownstone, penning a callow kiss-off letter to some chick named Michelle, or passing out on somebody else's sofa, this was and remains a savage journey to the heart of the American--or at least the Hollywood--dream. --Rickey Wright

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James F. Colobus on Sept. 4 2003
Format: Audio CD
One afternoon in 1986, I was relaxing in my bedroom after a long day at school when a song came on the radio that changed my life forever. Between the glorious screeching of the lead singer and the unforgettable guitar riffs, it sounded like nothing I'd ever heard. When the song was over, I listened intently until the DJ said, "That was 'Welcome to the Jungle' by a band out of L.A. called Guns n Roses and they've just released an album titled Appetite for Destruction." I immediately called up my friend, Chris, and told him I'd just heard the most incredible song and filled him in on the details.
Chris could always be counted on to do the right thing so I wasn't particularly surprised when he showed up at my parents' house that night in his beloved beige Ford Escort with a brand new cassette in its tape deck. We picked up our Smiths-loving feminist friend, Cynthia, and headed down to Hampton. As 'It's So Easy' blasted out of the Escort's cheap speakers, Cynthia's face turned crimson and she became enraged, "What is this crap?" she yelled.
"It's our new tape by Guns n Roses," Chris said in his most soothing voice, "Just relax and enjoy it."
"Turn around btch, I've got a use for you!," ordered Axl.
That was all Cynthia could take. "Turn that misogynistic sht off," Cynthia screamed.
Chris and I couldn't help but laugh. Cynthia was a good friend, but not that good. I mean we had just discovered perhaps the greatest album of all time and Cynthia wanted us to cut it off due to a few of Axl's more colorful turns of phrase. She'd have to endure it. And endure it she did - until "Rocket Queen" ended and we started it all over again. Probably not a night Cynthia recalls fondly, but Chris and I sure enjoyed it.
Then over time, a funny thing happened.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Slater on March 4 2001
Format: Audio CD
Before dangerous amounts of hairspray led to the fall of hard rock/heavy metal, five men on a diet of heroin and alcohol put together a mindblowing album. Appetite For Destruction is 54 minutes of gritty, unabashed and powerful music. Axl Rose's raspy voice is surrounded by incredible guitar and drum works. The music, written mainly by Izzy Stadlin and Axl Rose, is simply an in-your-face sound that hasn't been duplicted since. Subject matter deals heavily with a life of poverty and drug abuse; things the band had an extensive knowledge of. "Welcome to the Jungle" is the only song that could introduce what lies on this album. "Mr. Brownstone" conveys the depths that one falls into with a herion addiction. "My Michelle" is actually a terribly sad song about foresaking drugs for lack of love (like I said, they stick with a a subject they know). No bad songs exist on this disc. The only downside is that by the time a follow-up came out, the band had already begun to self-destruct and lost the energy they had in the beginning. This is one of those rare albums that, whether or not you agree with what it says, changed the course of music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Enright on Sept. 11 2008
Format: Audio CD
Is there something different with this edition, being that it's the "Original Master Recording"? I of course own the regular CD release already; was remastering done or something? Or was it the opposite (i.e. is this a more spare, less studio-tooled version?)

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

P.S. There is a release of Megadeth's 'Countdown To Extinction' which bears the same "Original Master Recording" moniker - hence my reason for asking, since this looks the same.
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By Tommy Skylar TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 15 2007
Format: Audio CD
Guns`N`Roses were great and might be great again but it could have been a much bigger band if they had made more albums,and more specificly more albums like Appetite For Destruction.Appetite is the band`s best album and while you may not like the other albums,it is truly one of the best albums ever made and G`N`R forever changed the music scene with this one...

The debut album of the band is also the best,with songs like "Sweet Child Of Mine","Paradise City" and "Welcome To The Jungle" it is sure to please any rock/metal fan.It is no secret that the band is mainly the signer Axl Rose who has one of those voices,its wonderfull.The band also have a great guitarist in Slash,Steven Adler played drums...well yknow a great album.

Appetite basicly made the members of the band go from bum to rich mans,after this album they would never make a better one.Following up will be "Lies" in 1988 and the "Use Your Illusion I-II"who would both be released at the same time in 1991,then "The Spaggetti Incident"but no album they made can compare t this one.

Fans are still waiting for the "Chinese Democracy" album that has been in production for years,we will no doubt see a new lineup and changes but Appetite will still be their their best,"whats done is done".

Guns`N`Roses will be in the rock`n`roll hall of fame at one point or another,mainly because of this album.A great buy.
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By A Customer on July 13 2004
Format: Audio CD
First of all this is probably my favorite rock album, I love every song. Slash and Izzy's guitar work goes perfectly with Axl Rose's high pitched scream.
1. Welcome to the Jungle - An excellent song but overplayed
2. It's So Easy - Took me awhile to like this one but now i listen to it all the time.
3. Nightrain - One of my favorite songs on the album. Axl's vocals are perfect on this song
4. Out Ta Get Me - Another classic but overlooked GNR song.
5. Mr Brownstone - A song about heroin addiction, very catchy lyrics. The guitar work and drum work at the beginning is great.
6. Paradise City - One of GN'R's finest songs. it really makes you want to bang your head.
7. My Michelle - A very dark song about a girl who uses drugs. Its very sad and very true. The first line in the song is great.
8. Think About You - A love song set to fast riffs, overlooked by many.
9. Sweet Child O' Mine - Maybe the best song on the album and one of their most famous songs. I love Axl's vocals on this song and Slash's guitar solo is AMAZING. This song was dedicated to Axl's then girlfriend.
10. You're Crazy - A fun song, but not one of their best. They redid it as an accoustic version on GN'R Lies but this version is better.
11. Anything Goes - Probably my least favorite song on the album but still good to listen to. There are no bad songs on this album.
12. Rocket Queen - I absolutely love this song. It starts out fast with kethcy lyrics, and then about halfway through the song changes gears into love/friendship song. I dont know why people dont know this song as much as the others. Axl Rose does his best vocal job out of all their albums on this song.
This is a CD that i reccomend everybody get. I listen to it everyday and is perfect to drive to. I would give this album 10 stars.
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