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Appetite For Destruction

Guns N Roses Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (481 customer reviews)
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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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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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Guns N' Roses ~ Appetite For Destruction

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Album of All-Time? 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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Great Hard Rock Album 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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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever July 13 2004
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Own Rock and Roll Template July 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Yowsah," "OH YAAAIEEEYAAAHAAA!," and "EIIEEEYYYIEEE" were all immortalized on the "right-place-right-time" Hollywood success-story-turned-classic-debut of rock and roll soulmates Guns N Roses. But there's much more than meets the eye.
First something needs to be gotten out of the way. While most people see this as a great album (a rare case of "decent album gets praise" in music), the naysayers (and there will always be those) who deride GNR and 'Appetite' for "no talent"(?!?!?!?) seem to be not so much fans of Bach, but rather Grunge and modern day bland-o-rama rock. There is no deeper insult than a follower of 3-chord latency like Crap Cobain and the highly-virtuosic Blink 182 (that is sarcasm) tearing apart the mighty gunners for not having enough of what their own heroes have none of at all.
Slash may have sloppy technique, but every now and then a fluke of a person comes along where that doesn't matter, because the person is composed of 100% soul, feel, and pure emotion. Cynics be warned: That means there's a legitimate comparison between the late jazz/bebop revolutionary Thelonious Monk and Slash. And maybe I relate to Axl so well because I'd rather speak my controversial-albeit-educated opinion, like the one in the last sentence, rather than just keep bottling up unique conceptualization for the umpteenth year in my short human lifespan.
I personally think that, although it destroyed the band, "Use Your Illusion II" is their best, and for good reason, as it is one of the best of all time. It is more diverse and on a grander scale than "Appetite," but non-haters of GNR be advised: we're all Guns fans (or whorshippers) here, so it is a minor discrepancy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Debut on Vinyl
What can be said? You know what this album is all about. LA in mid-80s. Sex, drugs, and a return serious Rock N Roll. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alejandro S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic re-issue of an American masterpiece.
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl from the original master recordings, Appetite For Destruction still has it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kyle D
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Arrived in a timely manner product was in great condition. Had a blast listening to the slbum brought back alot of memories. I look forward to buying more
Published 14 months ago by Superfly
4.0 out of 5 stars "Original Master Recording" --- ? Explain, please.
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? Read more
Published on Sept. 11 2008 by Greg Enright
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band That Could Have Been...
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... Read more
Published on April 15 2007 by Tommy Skylar
5.0 out of 5 stars The most successful debut album to date. G N' R's masterpiece!!
Guns N' Roses released Appetite for Destruction in 1987 and in 2006, it is still one of the best heavy metal albums of all-time and the most successful debut album for a heavy... Read more
Published on Oct. 12 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best heavy metal albums of all-time
In 1987, Guns N' Roses released their debut, Appetite for Destruction and no one could have predicted the commercial success that Guns N' Roses would have experienced. Read more
Published on July 31 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars amazin
1. Welcome to the Jungle 11/10 big gnr hit
2. It's So Easy 10/10 very good song love it
3. Nightrain 9/10 good vocals
4. Out Ta Get Me 10/10 ilik this 1
5. Mr. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2005 by guns n roses fan
5.0 out of 5 stars ma fav album
OF ALL TIME I HAVE LIKE 35436265 albums n i just love this 1 evry track is amazing not 1 weak track
weather u lik gnr or not BUY THS ALBUM
Published on Sept. 21 2005 by guns n roses fan
4.0 out of 5 stars AFD
This is a good album, but not a great one! The best songs on this
are classics like "Welcome To The Jungle", "Mr. Read more
Published on July 1 2005 by Telegraph Road
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