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Appetite for Destruction [Explicit Lyrics]

Guns N' RosesAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (901 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Welcome To The Jungle 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. It's So Easy (Explicit) 3:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. Out Ta Get Me (Explicit) 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. My Michelle (Explicit) 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Think About You (Explicit) 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Sweet Child O' Mine 5:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. You're Crazy (Explicit) 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Anything Goes (Explicit) 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Rocket Queen (Explicit) 6:15$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OQF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (901 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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

Product Description

This 1987 smash didn't just soar to #1 on the strengths of Axl's wail and the 12 strings of Slash and Izzy Stradlin-it produced a fistful of ferocious rock anthems that have been clogging jukeboxes and airwaves ever since. The greatest hard-rock record of its time features "Sweet Child O' Mine; Welcome to the Jungle; Paradise City; Nightrain; My Michelle; Mr. Brownstone", and more!

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83 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest albums ever October 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
In 1987, Guns N' Roses exploded onto the national scene with "Appetite for Destruction." It was their first and best album. On the first track, "Welcome to the Jungle," Slash's beginning riffs and Axl's eerie howl set the stage for the rest of the songs. "Jungle" is a no-holds-barred look at the dark, drug-infested world beneath the glitz-and-glamour exterior of Los Angeles. "It's So Easy" shows the heart of the band: Axl's interplay with Slash and Izzy Straldlin. "Night Train" is another exploration of the sex, drug, and alcohol-fueled world of an L.A. club band at the time that Guns was coming up. "Out Ta Get Me" is the first glimpse of Axl's paranoia and self-absorption, which would ultimately lead to the band's downfall. "Mr. Brownstone" is a song about (surprise!) heroin, and with the lyrics "the show usually starts around 7. We go on stage around 9," it would prove prophetic about the chaotic nature of Guns N' Roses and their live concerts. "Paradise City" begins in (and the choruses return to) a Southern-Rock style, but is mostly the blues-and-punk-flavored hard rock that made them famous.
"My Michelle" is the darkest song Guns N' Roses ever produced. It's the semi-true story of a girl trying to grow up in L.A. without any support from her family, and then falling prey to the demons of wanton sex and drugs. "Think About You" is one of the most under-rated Guns songs. It's a sweet ballad about first love, but set to a hard-rock beat. Not a power-ballad, but a great song that never got the acclaim it deserved. "Sweet Child O' Mine" is another love song set to a rock beat, and showcases Slash's unique talents as a guitarist probably better than any other song on the record. "You're Crazy" shows the band's punk influences.
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355 of 427 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Album of All-Time? September 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is pretty much GNR's greatest hits album August 7, 2004
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During an age where the Rock world was dominated by ridiculous makeup-wearing, party-hardy hair bands and prissy shredding, along came Guns 'N Roses and their album 'Appetite For Destruction'. The gritty and down-and-dirty Rock 'N Roll sound they brought with them was something not heard since the days of the Stones. There isn't one filler to be found, and every song had the potential to become a hit single. Every track on here is a winner. From the snarling guitars of 'Welcome to the Jungle' to the punk bass-influenced 'It's So Easy', you can't doubt such genius. "Think About You" and "Sweet Child" reveal the band's heartfelt side, two good love songs. 'Nightrain' is a great blues rocker while the mean riffs of 'Out to Get Me' scream paranoia and speed metal wreaks havoc in 'You're Crazy'. "Mr. Brownstone" is as lyrically impressive as it is musically. The rest of the album is as equally good.

Frontman Axl Rose isn't a flawless singer, but he gets the job done. Guitar players Slash and Izzy are definitely the best axe attack duo since Keith Richards and Ron Wood. Slash is a great lead guitarist, with his trailblazing work in the outro of 'Paradise City', the wah-wah pedal inducing 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' and slide guitar in 'Rocket Queen'. But also look out for Izzy's soloing in 'Nightrain' and 'Think About You'. Rhythm players Duff and Steven keep everything tight each track. Many believe 'Appetite' is an overrated album, but do not know the impact it made. The sound is rather outdated today, but the songwriting showcased here is still unmatched, heavy at times but still melodic. All this while staying true to Rock roots. GNR was the band that put good Rock back on the map. However, they would unfortunately soon fall to the likes of Nirvana.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of all time!!
To me, this is one of the top 10 albums ever recorded. Every song, on it, is great. Over the years, I think I have purchased this album a dozen times, in several different... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Shawn Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars For my brother
I would have not picked this album for a tote...that is what I do...but this is his favorite group, and album. Bought another to sell too. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Debbie Hansen
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Vinyl
Every song on this album skipped. I can't even list to one single song. There are zigzag lines very light on the entire album.
Published 10 days ago by heather
5.0 out of 5 stars High School days
Love this CD, Loved them in concert. Reminds of people in my past, great times and memories, Love it! :)
Published 12 days ago by Rochelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic record
There are certain records everyone should be required to own: a Beatles record ("Rubber Soul" or anything after), anything Led Zeppelin, and this. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Ryan Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars G& R
Love this cd, even had on cassette . What great songs but the guitars ruled. Could be an all time classic to be put in a time capsule
Published 22 days ago by scott daiss
1.0 out of 5 stars horrible
get steven alders back from hello instead.
get matt solums stratosphere
get lA guns
my michelle
sweet erin every.
Published 26 days ago by SFNico
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd
Early Guns N Roses is awesome.. All the songs here on this CD are great.. Had this Album years ago and lost it.. Just had to get it back.. This Cd Rocks..
Published 1 month ago by Mike A. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! The best cd GnR ever made ..... Service was quick and the...
Service was fast.Product was in great shape.Best GnR cd ever made! Thanks! Takes me back to when I was in highschool.
Published 1 month ago by Jason Derry
3.0 out of 5 stars condition
the album plays okay but it 'waves' while turning as it seems to be slightly warped. It looks as though it was stored 'flat' instead of on its end.
Published 1 month ago by Linda A Heitzman
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Is GNR one of the best bands of all time ????
I think the original lineup was well on its way to becoming one of the greatest bands. Appetite and the Use Your Illusion albums were incredible. Had they stayed together for another good decade and released 3-4 more solid albums, they'd be rock and roll royalty today.

Just look at Izzy... Read more
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