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Spaghetti Incident

Guns N' RosesAudio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 18, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
  • ASIN: B000000P17
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old-School Guns swan-song of covers April 6, 2006
Format:Audio CD
November of 1993 saw the release of Guns N' Roses fifth album "The Spaghetti Incident?" It was recorded mostly alongside the "Use Your Illusion" (1991) albums and featured the lineup of Axl Rose, (vocals) Slash, (lead guitar) Duff McKagan, (bass) Dizzy Reed, (keyboards) and Matt Sorum (drums). Izzy Stradlin's (rhythm guitar) parts were removed and replaced by then current gunner Gilby Clarke.

Guns N' Roses swan song (at least of old-school GN'R) "The Spaghetti Incident?" seems to rub people the wrong way. It unfortunately has the reputation of being one of those albums that "suck." That's a shame because while "The Spaghetti Incident?" is not a timeless classic, it's a good album.

Why do people seem to have such a negative reaction to this album? I think quite simply there really isn't an audience for a GN'R punk-cover album. While there was definitely an element of punk to the GN'R sound (courtesy of bassist Duff McKagan) people, by and large, who like "Paradise City," "Sweet Child `O Mine" and "November Rain" aren't going to dig Iggy and the Stooges, T-Rex, the Dammed, Fear, The UK Subs, etc. Likewise, fans of punk-rock aren't going to like the slick production, added solos, and other perceived bombast of GN'R's interpretations.

While Guns N' Roses renditions on "The Spaghetti Incident?" are nowhere near as raw or unadulterated as the original songs, that's not really a problem. If you went into "The Spaghetti Incident?" expecting a straight-up punk album, I can see why you'd be disappointed. But rather than just paying homage to the artists that influenced them by doing a punk album note-for-note, GN'R gave the songs their own spin, their own interpretation. With "The Spaghetti Incident?" Guns N' Roses made these songs their own by adding their own signature.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most underrated albums ever. March 16, 2005
A Kid's Review
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The Spaghetti Incident by GN'r is one of the most underrated albums ever. It starts with the hit Since I Don't Have You. Then comes New Rose, which was surprisingly good. Down on the Farm sounds a bit like it is sung by a british guy. Human Being follows, and it is one of my favorites. Raw Power is good, and Ain't it Fun is the second hit on the album. Buick Makane is above average, and then is Hair of the Dog, my personal favorite on the album (this was also a hit, but not included on the Greatest Hits. Attitude is basically just the band singing the word attitude over and over, but it sounds good. Black Leather is great, and You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory is basically the Duff lover's dream. Some may see this as a bad album to end their career with, but what song would fit better than one called I Don't Care About You? At first it just seems like ranting, but then evolves into something a little more refined. Kinda like the band. No other song fits the Guns like this.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critics Are...Funny September 16, 2004
By Me
Format:Audio CD
TSI? is an amazing album. Every song is either good or great. Covers or not, Guns N' Roses did a tremendous job here. Nothing to complain about except the infamous "Duff song" (bassist.) Which is "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" where he does the vocals, plays bass, drums, everything and although a nice gesture towards Johnny Thunders (whom he tributes the song to at the beginning), the song is the worst on the album. The vocals make me cringe.

Most critics didn't give this album a chance...and it's a shame. Had there been some actual promotion, maybe the more reknown critics would have given this CD a chance.

Also, "Look at Your Game", while written by serial killer Charles Manson, is a blatant effort at provoking negative publicity, it's an incredible mellow song. It's a hidden track on this disc (number 12, after "I Don't Care About You", just wait for it to kick in.)
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27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but... April 2, 2002
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...after Appetite and the Use Your Illusion albums we expect more than good from GnR. Not that the songs they chose to cover are bad, they're not. And it's not that I don't like covers: I love it when bands punk up/slow down/add their own twist to songs... but these versions are pretty similar to the originals. Not what you'd expect from GnR.
I'm all for popular rock groups introducing their young fans to bands they might not hear or look into otherwise, but when a band with the power to write rock classics (such as Sweet Child and Paradise City) and original epics (like Estranged and Coma) compiles an entire album of cover songs -more to the point, AVERAGE cover songs- you can't help but feel a little let down.
It seems they've taken advantage of their popularity, cos I doubt any other bands would dare release a record like this. Overall it's a good, fun album... but compared to their previous offerings it's horrible.
Best tracks are probably Black Leather (better than the original with its elevated guitar riffs, but not a patch on the Runaways' version); Ain't it Fun (though, much as I like Hanoi Rocks, was it really necessary to bring out Michael Monroe AGAIN? Despite the strength of both Hanoi and GnR his voice can really grate on the nerves); Buike MacKane/Big Dumb Sex; Hair of the Dog (Nazareth don't get enough credit y'know...); and the pretty little Charles Manson cover (a desperate attempt at controversy perhaps?)
But all are far too similar to the originals, and even these "best tracks" don't compare to the weaker songs on Appetite or UYI 1 &2.
Since I Don't Have You and Down on the Farm are atrocities I won't even mention.
The other tracks are moderately good, but by no means great.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars My Least Favorite G N' R Album
Though it's my least favorite, I'm a completist and want to have this in my collection. Song choices are just O.K.
Published 5 months ago by Jennifer W. Dynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album.
This is one hell of an album. It brings a different vibe than Appetite for Destruction, but it certainly sounds like authentic Guns N' Roses.
Published 10 months ago by Johny Luong
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent record...
About the purchase, excellent price, delivery time, and the conditions of the product. This CD from my point of view is the last best record in the Guns and Roses career, for those... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Eduardo T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
The last great CD Guns and Roses put out, a must have to complete your collection of Guns and Roses.
Published 12 months ago by usranger76
4.0 out of 5 stars axl still sucks
good album really they killed the new york dolls version of "human being"and a pretty good cover of iggys raw power
Published 12 months ago by joe
5.0 out of 5 stars COOL COVERS FROM GUNS!!!!!!!
This album ROCKS!!!! i think is a great collection of Punk Rock songs recorded by the GREAT GUNS N ROSES, on a period in time when GUNS was the king of the HEAVY ROCK... Read more
Published 15 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best GNR album
Guns & Roses were a band of misfits that couldn't write an original song to save their lives, but they did great covers. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Maurymeyer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good,but not Great
Honestly the weak link in the Golden Age GnR catalog.

Some good songs like "Ain't It Fun","Hair On the Dog","Buick Machine","Since I Don't Have You", and "You Can't Put... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ramone Stone
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool album
Over all, this album contains some good covers. the origonal artists i never heard before.there is two songs on here i dont really like. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Metallicafan16
3.0 out of 5 stars By far not the best work of G'NR, even if it's a strange combination...
Weird sound, funny tribute, but as Guns don't have a large discography is good to expend a little money on every single piece.
Published 19 months ago by Antonio De La Hoz
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