Use Your Illusion: I Explicit Lyrics
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|11. The Garden|
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1991 release from the L.A. hard rockers, one of two albums released at the same time. Features 'Live And Let Die', 'Don't Cry', 'November Rain' and more.
Part one of Guns N' Roses' ambitious second album is arguably the better of the two. It certainly rocks harder, though this seems to be more coincidence than anything else; which songs went on which CD looks to have been a random selection. Use Your Illusion I stays closer to the band's bluesy hard-rock roots, with guitarist Izzy Stradlin contributing some of the best songs, including "Dust N' Bones" and "You Ain't the First". "November Rain" (clocking in at over nine minutes) became an instant classic, and there are a fair number of straight-ahead rockers, such as "Perfect Crime", "Don't Damn Me", and "Garden of Eden". Taking the best from this album and Use Your Illusion II would have made a killer single CD, but there's enough good stuff here to make it worthwhile. --Genevieve Williams
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The mediocrities and oddities on "Use Your Illusion I", particularly the forgettable "Garden Of Eden", the dated, self-righteous punk of "Don't Damn Me", and the decidedly weird "The Garden", is mostly concentrated on the second half on the original LP (they could have cut all the last six numbers and it would only have made "I" a better album). And while that's something of a letdown, it does leave several really songs good among the first ten, including the mega-hit "Don't Cry", written mainly by Axl Rose and composed mainly by Izzy Stradlin, who plays the immediately recognizable intro.
"Use Your Illusion I" moves between grandiose balladry (the impressive "November Rain"), classic rock n' roll ("Dust n' Bones"), punk ("Double Talkin' Jive"), and furious heavy metal ("Right Next Door To Hell", "Back Off Bitch").
It is an interesing, ambitious record, actually. Too bad that the numerous fine songs get lost amid the filler and the overblown production.
The result is an uneven ride through very average and dull songs interspersed by several masterpieces.
Basically, the first side of this album (ie songs 1-9) should have been scrapped (but for 'Bad Obsession' and 'Don't Cry')and filled in with the best of CD 2, to make a kicker of an album.
Instead we have the mish-mash that this is. Still, the standout tracks are Bad Obsession, Don't Cry, November Rain (written originally for the Appetite album believe it or not) and Coma.
The rest of the left over songs would have made great b-sides instead, because that is what they are.
Right Next Door to Hell-3/5 this song isn't nearly as good opener as welcome to the jungle form appetite.
Dust N' Bones-5/5 an incredible song with pretty cool lyrics and guitar and best of all izzy sings it shows his ability as a song writer and he can sing pretty damn well.
live and Let die-4.5/5 A great Paul Mcartney cover.
Dont Cry-5/5 a great song Shannon hoon sing here with axl and izzy.
Perfect Crime-4/5 first time I listened I was like what the Hell? But a good song with kinda weird lyrics.
You ain't the first-4/5-Weird but cool izzy sings it
Bad Obsession-5/5 a really great song i like the divirsety of insturments on this album like saxaphone, harmonica, and piano it makes for a helluva sound
back off b*tch-4/5 a soild song i like the end its pretty funny
double talkin' jive-5/5 one of GN'R's Best I like how izzy and axl both sing it. cool guitar at the end
November Rain-5/5 another great song it sounds very nice.
The garden-3.5/5 a cool song but it also a little strange.
the garden of eden 3.5/5 a cool fast paced song.
Don't Damn Me-5/5 awsome i like the lyrics the guitar how its song its awsome definetly one of the best songs one this CD.
bad Apples-3.5 A completly decent song.
Dead horse-4/5 The begining is very cool and slow paced.Read more ›
Right Next Door to Hell: It starts off great and energetic but then it's rather meh. Great guitar interplay and a nice scream by Axl but otherwise it's ok. 7/10
Dust N Bones: Ah here we go. Sung mainly by Izzy and his one of the best contributions on the twins. I love the chorus to it, and the entire song has a metallic bluesy vibe to it. A definate highlight. 9/10
Live and Let Die: Wings cover written by Paul and late Linda McCartney and it's actually quite good. The reggae-esque section I could maybe do without but it's still listenable. 8/10
Don't Cry: The original version(one with different lyrics is on II), musically it's great with a killer solo and a moving final chorus. Lyrically, I like the 2nd one better, this one's a bit sappy touchy-feely.
Perfect Crime: High speed rocker that's actually quite good albeit short and shows Axl's diversity with his higher voice. 7.5/10
You Ain't the First: An Izzy addition and god does it suck. It's like a group of players drunk singing and playing, a low point on here.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Haven't opened this yet, but it's simply a re-buy of a must-have album from the early 90s. I had forgotten just how good these guys were and would have appreciated them more had I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeremy G. Potter
What is all the arguing about? These albums were huge when they came out. They have stood the test of time. There is something on this album for everyone. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2014 by Alejandro S.
Don't know what it is about the Back to Black label that presses these but every album I buy from them comes looking like it has been dragged around a nightclub bathroom before... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2011 by Cobion
Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II delivered the goods and the best songs on this album are The Garden, Don't Cry and the mega-ballad, November Rain. Read morePublished on July 10 2006 by Jason Hutton