Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Guns n' Roses "Appetite For Destruction"

After a long time out in the woods, I guess it was the Goth girls who let me know it was OK to dig Rock again. I mean, in their dorm rooms in college, there'd be posters of The Cult alongside posters of Led Zeppelin, The Cure right next to Black Sabbath. And it was another Goth girl who turned me onto G n' R. Somehow she had gotten her hands on some early, uncompromising Guns demos and played them over the in-store speakers at the Record World in Georgetown Park Mall where we worked together. Sure, it was LA metal, but it KILLED.

They used to say it was the teeny-bopper high school girls who had their finger on pulse of the next big thing to come around the corner. But me? I think it's really the Goth girls.

Guns n' Roses - Mr. Brownstone (Mp3)
Guns n' Roses - My Michelle (Mp3)
Guns n' Roses - Nightrain (Mp3)
Guns n' Roses - Rocket Queen (Mp3)
Guns n' Roses - Think About You (Mp3)


Jumbo Slice said...

Undoubtedly one of the greatest rock albums of all-time. Thanks for the reminder. I want to listen to it again before Axl ruins its legacy with Chinese Democracy.

Jon said...

Does anyone REALLY want to hear Chinese Democracy? Idle curiousity perhaps, but that's gotta be it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Between this and the Kiss post, you have reminded me of music that I had eschewed in favor of more "alternative" music at the time. Both of these were quintessential albums. Bring on more of these eras' great contributions to rock! Smokin'!

igotmoxie said...

I like the fact that even some 20 years later, the threat of this record remains palpable