Use Your Illusion: II Explicit Lyrics
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Limited vinyl pressing of this classic album. This is an exact replica of the original packaging.
Had Use Your Illusion II been combined with Use Your Illusion I, keeping only the best material while dropping the filler, it would have been one of the best rock albums ever recorded. Instead, great songs like "Civil War", "14 Years", "Estranged", and "So Fine" compete with the inexcusable "Get in the Ring" and the well-intentioned but off-target cover of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door". There's no point to the second version of "Don't Cry", either. On the other hand, when Guns N' Roses were good, they were very, very good, and some of the material on this album is unsurpassable. --Genevieve Williams
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Use Your Illusion II has one of the greatest songs ever written on it, Estranged - a true masterpiece. The guitar work alone from Slash cements him as all-time great. Axl’s best work ever on piano and lyrically.
I say I love every minute of both UYI albums. Even the oft criticized My World. Because it captures what GNR was like at the height of their debauchery. Axl snuck a crazy track like that on what was destined to become an epic album, and he knew it! Isn’t that just a big middle finger to the whole world (and his band)? The last real rock star on the planet – Axl Rose. CAT scan shows disfiguration!
This vinyl was worth every penny.
Also check out these early 90's CD's:
Metallica - Metallica (1991)
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Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
(Oh first of all let's get the "Appetite" and "My World" issues out of the way; yes, Appetite is wonderful and there's no reason to let any sort of comparison between these two albums impede the immense praise that is deserved by both. And yes, "My World" is an example of "WTF, Axl?????". HOWEVER, you have over 70 of the most well spent minutes of your entire existence to experience from this album before the final two minutes, so how DARE anyone let "My World" affect the reaction towards "Use Your Illusion II.")
Ok here we go. This album is epic (did I mention that?). When you are down and out, ready to give up, think all hope has gone, etc., etc..... you do NOT go to Nirvana. you do NOT go to Britney Spears. No, my friends (and enemies), you go to this album, track 11. There you will find the reason music exists. Heart and soul, blood and guts, tears, catharsis, anger, rage, emotion of the highest form, a purging of all of your demons: THAT is what will be injected into your veins when you listen to one of the greatest songs ever, "Estranged." Unfortunately, songs like this were a major reason for the sad (and painfully slow) breaking of the fellowship that was known as the mighty original Guns. Axl was (and is) a control freak that dictatorially directed how the music was going to be.Read more ›
1. Civil War 10/10- A great song that has comments from little known revolutionaries and also a quote from "Cool Hand Luke." These tie in perfectly with the song. Sounds like an anti-Vietnam song, so it's hard to take it seriously since Axl wasn't even a teenager when the war was going on, but it is so good. Axl sounds great on vocals, and so does Slash with the wah-wah pedal. A masterpiece.
2. 14 Years 10/10- Similar sounding to Dust N' Bones, they are also both written and sang by Izzy, who sounds great. It is too bad they didn't keep to this sound: heavy guitars and Izzy's vocals, balanced by Axl's piano and harmonies. It's a shame that when Izzy released his solo stuff that he did not use this sound instead of that Stonesy road music similar to John Fogarty.
3. Yesterdays 7/10- Thought of by many as a great song, but comes off as sappy aand phony. Released as a single, but didn't do anything thanks to Nirvana. Still has a good guitar solo.
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Most recent customer reviews
I'm sure the album would have been perfect, but came damaged and have been having trouble finding another copy.Published 3 months ago by Captain Campbell
The only problem with this album is that I can never decide what side to play first!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
What else can be said about the Guns n Roses that many others have said! Great release.Published 11 months ago by Wayne