32 years ago today...

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  1. Stratofreak

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    … Guns N Roses released their debut album, "Appetite For Destruction". I was 19 years old and it was a huge record for me. IMO, as much of a game changer of an album in the hard rock genre and any before it.

     
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    I was playing in a rock and roll cover band at the time and the music kind of sucked...Poison, Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, (later) Pat Benetar, etc...we would sneak a classic Zep or Nugent tune in just to make ourselves feel better.

    Then Appetite came out and it changed everything current. I loved the tunes, I loved playing the tunes, and RnR was back! Unfortunately there were no more RnR bands that followed (the likes of Bullet Boys, Warrant, etc... were back to the same old formula :( And, I never thought GnR had anything worth releasing after Appetite.

    So, that was a very cool little moment of RnR history where one band rose above the rest with the music, the attitude...and all that comes with it.

    Here’s me lovin’ it around 1988!

     
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    I've spent my life trying to ignore that album. It's not an easy task.
     
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    I was happy at the time that some good rock and roll was still being played.
     
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    and every bass player and guitar player were wanking on the intro to sweet child of mine in the music stores :facepalm:rolleyes2:
     
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  6. Stratofreak

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    I wore out the first and was on my second cassette before Sweet Child was even released as a single. The record really did little prior to SCOM. After that... broken levee.
     
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    Someone has to say it....I feel older knowing this.
     
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    That’s okay I was kind of bored with “Eruption”.
     
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    :beer
     
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    I don’t know if anyone here caught the official release of the Sound City ‘86 demos, but it’s nice to here a period correct, “fresh” take on these tunes. Nice glimpse into an album that’s been heard a billion times.
     
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    Still never heard it straight through

    Whatever i heard on the radio
    Was it for me.
     
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    Funny, I don’t even own a radio
     
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    I still remember seeing the video for WTTJ for the first time, scary stuff for a kid. Game changer album for sure.
     
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    I was 21 when it dropped. All killer with zero filler! :dude
    Unfortunately , they blew their whole wad on Appetite.
    Everything else after paled to it IMO.
     
  15. Average Joe

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    I liked that album a lot, but i didnt get the game changing thing at the time. To me it was another hard rock band with a blues based lead player and screechy vocals. I didnt see anything new in it. And image wise they were as close to a relatable, real world experience as VH or Madonna.

    But they sure had hooks and great playing and i liked what i heard
     
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    Right there with you. I avoided the album and outside of the radio hits I couldn't tell you what all songs are on it. I'll leave it at that.
     
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    I heard the album for the first time 10 years ago, at age 54. Aside from "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Mr Brownstone", it didn't do much for me. However, if I'd heard it as a teenager I'd have been all over it like a cheap suit.
     
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    Got it when I found out they were opening for Motley Crue on their local Girls Tour stop. Didn't care for the record the first time I listened to it. But after a few listens, liked it.
    When the concert date came around that november, so few people knew who they were that Slash walked through the parking lot and through the lines of fans waiting to get into the arena. Some friends & I were the only people that seemed to recognize him & in his signature top hat.
    They were probably the worst band I've ever seen live. Never thought of it as one of the best records from the era, but I still enjoy giving it a spin every now & then.
     
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    I had an apparently well meaning young soundguy come up to me after soundcheck to say knowingly “...I guess you’ve listened to a lot of Slash ... yeah?”
     
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    Nothing to do with slash.
    Me and him are a few months apart.
    We started playing about the same time.

    I was still playing local dive bars when he cut that album.
    Come to think of it 32 years later im still playing the same dive places.

    Most were renamed. A few closed. A few opened. You get the idea.

    Slash is a great guitarist GnR was a great band.

    Just not my cup of tea. What i heard on the radio was enough for me.
     

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