Appetite For Destruction
Ah Guns And Roses, at one time you were a giant metal band at the top of the metal world, but then you had to go and let Axl be Axl and now you are just a memory. At least that Velvet Revolver thing worked out better for the band then GnR did for Axl. Just when are we getting Chinese Democracy? I think the real thing may happen first.
But I Digress...Appetite For Destruction was the best selling album of whatever year it came out, and for good reason. The radio hits are so bland that very few people could resist liking them. Well, not really, Welcome To the Jungle and Paradise City can be great in moderation, but unfortunately most people seem to think that G'N'R only wrote six songs, and so those are the ones we always hear.
Night Train is by far the best track on the album. A driving rhythm, Axl's screeching, and Slash's guitar work are as close to perfect as they could be. The following track, Out Ta Get Me isnt all that bad either, except that its painful to hear Axl talk about how he's better than everybody, given whats happened with the band... but I digress again. Mr Brownstone is another great little guitar boogie, with Axl showing off his lower register much like in the second track It's So Easy. My Michelle is an angry song, and we all know how much everyone likes angry songs, and Think About You throws in some interesting acoustic guitar rhythms here and there making it another winner.
I suppose that If I'm reviewing this album I have to talk about Sweet Child of Mine. I don't know if I can put into words how much I hate this song. Sappy lyrics, cheesey guitar riffs, and that horrid video with Axl's silly dance. Or maybe its the fact that I hear this song ALL THE FUCKING TIME. Please stop. For those of you who like this song, I suggest you try listening to the album while skipping tracks 1, 6, and 9, instead of the opposite. Maybe you'll see what real late 80s metal was supposed to be.