Saturday, May 08, 2010

The MJ Show #92 (Guns n Roses)

Irrespective of the controversies and craziness surrounding them, Guns n Roses have without a doubt been one of the most ass kicking rock bands in the world. Their early albums were absolutely EPIC!
Don't believe me? Check this out!
I'm going to take you through the best of the complete discography of Guns n Roses.
Get ready for some high quality rock n roll music!

1987 - Appetite for Destruction
Appetite for Destruction was the debut studio album for Guns N' Roses. Released in 1987, it was well-received by critics and topped the American Billboard 200 chart. Since then it has sold over 33million copies world wide!!
Here are some of the best songs on that album.

Welcome to the Jungle

It’s So Easy


Mr. Brownstone

Paradise City

Sweet Child o' Mine

1988 - G N' R Lies
This was their second album and even though it's not sold as much as their debut album, it's still sold over 5 million copies in America!
The first four tracks consist of the previously released EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide. The last four songs were recorded with acoustic guitars. They were written and recorded in only a few studio sessions (with the exception of "You're Crazy," which appeared in an alternate version on Appetite for Destruction), which producer Mike Clink called "one of those magical rock and roll history moments."

I love this next song that they've done. It's a cover of an Aerosmith song that I absolutely LOVE and even cover with my band, The Works.
In this video here, I have Steven Tyler & Joe Perry joining GNR in a live performance! \m/
Mama Kin (Aerosmith Cover)

Who doesn't love the whistling at the start of the song. Brilliant stuff by Axl. :)

Used to Love Her

1991 - Use Your Illusion I
Use Your Illusion I is the third studio album by hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was the first of two albums released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, the other named Use Your Illusion II, thus they are sometimes seen together as a double album. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, selling 685,000 copies in its first week, behind Use Your Illusion II's first week sales of 770,000. Use Your Illusion I has sold 5,502,000 units in the U.S. as of 2010 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Each of the Use Your Illusion albums have been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA.

Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney cover)

Don't Cry

Double Talkin' Jive

November Rain

Garden of Eden

Bad Apples

Dead Horse

1991 - Use Your Illusion II
Use Your Illusion II is the fourth studio album by heavy metal band Guns N' Roses. Bolstered by the lead single "You Could Be Mine", Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies in its first week and debuting at #1 on the U.S. charts, ahead of Use Your Illusion I's first week sales of 685,000.
It was also #1 on the UK Albums Chart for a single week.

Civil War


Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover)

You Could Be Mine


1993 - "The Spaghetti Incident?"
"The Spaghetti Incident?" is a cover album by Guns N' Roses.
The album is unique for the band, consisting entirely of cover versions, mostly of punk and glam rock songs of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
This was the last Guns N' Roses album to feature lead guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum and the only album to feature Gilby Clarke.
"The Spaghetti Incident?" debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling about 190,000 albums in its first week of release, significantly less than their previous releases.

Since I Don't Have You" (Vocals by Axl Rose)

2008 - Chinese Democracy
Chinese Democracy is the sixth studio album by American rock band Guns N' Roses, released in November 2008 on Geffen Records. It is the band's first studio album since "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993), released exactly 15 years before Chinese Democracy, and their first album of original studio material since the simultaneous release of Use Your Illusion I and II in September 1991. Despite debuting at number three on the Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the RIAA, Chinese Democracy received generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics and undersold expectations.

Chinese Democracy


Street of Dreams

You can find most of these songs on their Greatest Hits album that was released March 23, 2004. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and number three on the Billboard 200 chart.
Axl Rose immediately tried to block the release by suing Geffen, saying it would ruin his focus on Chinese Democracy and if he were to get the album finished and released sooner, the Greatest Hits album would be selling more, leaving the album unnoticed. Former bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan helped Rose file the lawsuit against Geffen, although they did not speak to each other in person. This failed and the album was released under Geffen Records' rights.

If you don't have all the studio albums already...I highly recommend you pick up the greatest hits album. Actually pick up all the studio albums as well. They're worth the money spent!
It's good rock n roll to me! :)

Right is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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