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(Louder Sound)   Every song on Appetite For Destruction ranked from worst to best. There is no worst song on Appetite. Only ones that kick slightly less ass than others   (loudersound.com) divider line
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2021-07-24 7:02:35 PM  
I fell in love with that album listening to it in 3rd grade.
 
2021-07-24 8:42:54 PM  
subby is correct.
 
2021-07-24 8:59:18 PM  
Truth
 
2021-07-24 9:42:20 PM  
Eight songs that are tremendous and three I never want to hear again.
 
2021-07-24 9:42:41 PM  
Rocket Queen is #1 in my book.
 
2021-07-24 9:43:15 PM  
That album was the very best thing to listen to in the late 80's.

And that's saying very little.

Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

/Appetite was a good listen and it hasn't aged terribly like some but it was the only good work the Gunners did IMHO, that double album of Dylan and McCartney covers they followed up with was pure desperation.
 
2021-07-24 9:47:48 PM  
Night Train and Mr. Brownstone are my favorite GnR songs.
 
2021-07-24 9:49:01 PM  

Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.


Yeah, that dreary four chord guerilla grunge music wasn't recorded in any studio. Nevermind was recorded in a basement they broke into while a funeral was going on upstairs.
 
2021-07-24 9:49:55 PM  
It blew my little 6th grade mind the rest is history.
 
2021-07-24 9:51:02 PM  
BORING
 
2021-07-24 9:52:54 PM  

Mugato: Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

Yeah, that dreary four chord guerilla grunge music wasn't recorded in any studio. Nevermind was recorded in a basement they broke into while a funeral was going on upstairs.


Bleach actually was recorded for five hundred bucks. And while sure the production on Nevermind is better, they're not a vastly different sound.
 
2021-07-24 10:35:51 PM  

Aussie_As: Mugato: Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

Yeah, that dreary four chord guerilla grunge music wasn't recorded in any studio. Nevermind was recorded in a basement they broke into while a funeral was going on upstairs.

Bleach actually was recorded for five hundred bucks. And while sure the production on Nevermind is better, they're not a vastly different sound.


So, let me know all your thoughts about Live Like a Suicide. Because that's G n R's Bleach. You can't compare Bleach and Appetite.

G n R killed hair metal, for good or bad, because no one was putting out anything remotely like Appetite. It's a farking great album from any generation. YMMV. Everyone has an opinion. We don't share one, even though I love grunge.

G n R and Nirvana are very similar in that they broke the mold. Maybe you don't like the album, but it's not some studio creation like a Garbage album.
 
2021-07-24 10:44:07 PM  

Aussie_As: That album was the very best thing to listen to in the late 80's.

And that's saying very little.

Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

/Appetite was a good listen and it hasn't aged terribly like some but it was the only good work the Gunners did IMHO, that double album of Dylan and McCartney covers they followed up with was pure desperation.


Nothings Shocking begs to differ.
 
2021-07-24 10:49:43 PM  

Aussie_As: that double album of Dylan and McCartney covers they followed up with was pure desperation.


LOL. I'm not going to go over the number of records sold or how much the tour it was based on made but you can call it all lot of things but desperation wouldn't be one of them.

/and it was one cover for each of them and they both were better than the originals
 
2021-07-24 10:57:54 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Aussie_As: Mugato: Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

Yeah, that dreary four chord guerilla grunge music wasn't recorded in any studio. Nevermind was recorded in a basement they broke into while a funeral was going on upstairs.

Bleach actually was recorded for five hundred bucks. And while sure the production on Nevermind is better, they're not a vastly different sound.

So, let me know all your thoughts about Live Like a Suicide. Because that's G n R's Bleach. You can't compare Bleach and Appetite.

G n R killed hair metal, for good or bad, because no one was putting out anything remotely like Appetite. It's a farking great album from any generation. YMMV. Everyone has an opinion. We don't share one, even though I love grunge.

G n R and Nirvana are very similar in that they broke the mold. Maybe you don't like the album, but it's not some studio creation like a Garbage album.


Now this is just getting silly. My point in my, err, boobies was that Appetite was indeed the best rock/metal album of the late 80's, that 'hair metal' era, but Axl was the only member of GnR who didn't tease his hair if I recall correctly so they too were hair metal. Sure I'll accept that they blew up other hair metal, to the extent other hair metal acts were also doing songs about heroin Mr Brownstone shiats all over Kickstart My Heart. But GnR immdiately became a huge stadium act living millionaire lives and relying on an extraordinary volume of producers and studio hours which is how we got November Rain in amongst the Dylan and McCartney covers. I'm glad that sound was replaced with very different, more accessible, less wanky music in the form of alt rock which I referred to in general, someone else brought up Nirvana specifically.

I've already stated in this thread that Appetite has stood the test of time too, unlike all other hair metal and unlike a lot of music from the 80's in general. (I heard Paul Simon's Graceland the other day, it was an interesting fusion of South African and American sounds in the 80's, now it's just an awful festival of crap 80's synth drum, unlistenable.)
 
2021-07-24 11:00:42 PM  
I love Appetite for destruction.

Saw them live shortly after that album released.  They sucked so bad live.  Axel's voice was shot.
 
2021-07-24 11:07:00 PM  

Aussie_As: Now this is just getting silly. My point in my, err, boobies was that Appetite was indeed the best rock/metal album of the late 80's, that 'hair metal' era, but Axl was the only member of GnR who didn't tease his hair if I recall correctly so they too were hair metal.


"Hair metal" isn't about their actual hair. Theirs wasn't hair band music. And after they hit was when the "hair bands" started taking off the makeup.

And I don't see why just because they were better musicians than the grunge bands and had keyboards, they were somehow more over-produced. Look at the music videos. I guarantee the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit cost more than the one for Welcome to the Jungle.
 
2021-07-24 11:21:43 PM  

Aussie_As: Three Crooked Squirrels: Aussie_As: Mugato: Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

Yeah, that dreary four chord guerilla grunge music wasn't recorded in any studio. Nevermind was recorded in a basement they broke into while a funeral was going on upstairs.

Bleach actually was recorded for five hundred bucks. And while sure the production on Nevermind is better, they're not a vastly different sound.

So, let me know all your thoughts about Live Like a Suicide. Because that's G n R's Bleach. You can't compare Bleach and Appetite.

G n R killed hair metal, for good or bad, because no one was putting out anything remotely like Appetite. It's a farking great album from any generation. YMMV. Everyone has an opinion. We don't share one, even though I love grunge.

G n R and Nirvana are very similar in that they broke the mold. Maybe you don't like the album, but it's not some studio creation like a Garbage album.

Now this is just getting silly. My point in my, err, boobies was that Appetite was indeed the best rock/metal album of the late 80's, that 'hair metal' era, but Axl was the only member of GnR who didn't tease his hair if I recall correctly so they too were hair metal. Sure I'll accept that they blew up other hair metal, to the extent other hair metal acts were also doing songs about heroin Mr Brownstone shiats all over Kickstart My Heart. But GnR immdiately became a huge stadium act living millionaire lives and relying on an extraordinary volume of producers and studio hours which is how we got November Rain in amongst the Dylan and McCartney covers. I'm glad that sound was replaced with very different, more accessible, less wanky music in the form of alt rock which I referred to in general, someone else brought up Nirvana specifically.

I've already stated in this thread that Appetite has stood the test of time too, unlike all other hair metal and unlike a lot of music from the 80's in general. (I heard Paul Simon's Graceland the other day, it was an interesting fusion of South African and American sounds in the 80's, now it's just an awful festival of crap 80's synth drum, unlistenable.)


Uhhhh . . . Axl teased his hair.

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And Kick Start My Heart came out two years after Appetite. It was an attempt to do what G n R was doing. Not contemporary, just trying to catch up to the awesomeness of G n R.
 
2021-07-24 11:22:20 PM  
What an utterly unnecessary undertaking.
 
2021-07-24 11:26:48 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Uhhhh . . . Axl teased his hair.


What was that, 1986?
 
2021-07-24 11:32:08 PM  
Nothing says addiction like "I used to do a little but a little wouldn't do it, so a little got more and more"

Alcohol, meth, heroin - all the same cruel mistress
 
2021-07-24 11:36:50 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: G n R killed hair metal, for good or bad, because no one was putting out anything remotely like Appetite. I


Nirvana killed hair metal because no one was putting out anything like Teen Spirit.  I remember listening to a hair metal radio station in the time hearing Nirvana and thinking WTF is this shiat? This isn't hair metal!
 
2021-07-24 11:58:16 PM  

syrynxx: Three Crooked Squirrels: G n R killed hair metal, for good or bad, because no one was putting out anything remotely like Appetite. I

Nirvana killed hair metal because no one was putting out anything like Teen Spirit.  I remember listening to a hair metal radio station in the time hearing Nirvana and thinking WTF is this shiat? This isn't hair metal!


See, I think we are close in thought. My theory:

1) While others we're doing it, Bon Jovi launched hair metal to the forefront.

2) 5ish years go by,

3) G n R kills it.

4) No one measures up. 

5) Nirvana, and a host of bands, come by in the wake and make things better.
 
2021-07-25 12:09:26 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Rocket Queen is #1 in my book.


Absolutely.
 
2021-07-25 12:09:40 AM  
While we are here I'm just gonna say my two cents on Appetite and Nevermind:

Welcome to the Jungle and Smells Like Teen Spirit have one thing in common: they were the #1 hits but not even top 5 songs on each particular album.
 
2021-07-25 12:26:35 AM  
The order of songs on Appetite, rated best to not best, but awesome:

1. Rocket Queen
2. Mr. Brownstone
3. My Michelle
4. Nightrain
5. Welcome to the Jungle
6. Sweet Child O' Mine
7. Paradise City
8. It's So Easy
9. Think About You
10. You're Crazy
11. Out Ta Get Me
12. Anything Goes
 
2021-07-25 12:27:51 AM  
This. I love appetite. But You're Crazy, Anything Goes and It's so Easy aren't good (how'd It's So Easy get ranked so highly?). And My Michelle isn't a great song either.
 
2021-07-25 12:29:52 AM  

phlegmjay: This. I love appetite. But You're Crazy, Anything Goes and It's so Easy aren't good (how'd It's So Easy get ranked so highly?). And My Michelle isn't a great song either.


Sorry. Brain fart. My Michelle is pretty good. I meant  Out ta Get Me.
 
2021-07-25 12:34:23 AM  
And while we're on the subject... Chinese Democracy didn't suck.
 
2021-07-25 12:59:13 AM  
I still remember going to Costco for the first time I was 10 or so.

An entire massive endcap of Spaghetti Incident CDs.
I grew UP with Appetite and 80s Metallica... And still loved the music, but I didn't follow the industry news...

And I just kinda laughed and thought at how silly the album cover was. And then I saw WHO it was and was kinda... confused.
Heck if I had been a few years younger and saw Use Your Illusion I'd have begged my parents to buy it. Even though it wasn't the best, it was better than spaghetti.
 
2021-07-25 1:09:06 AM  
Anything goes has terrible lyrics, and may truly rock the least on that album.  That being said, if you do listen to it again, take note how actually complex the music is.  I swear there's like 7 or 8 parts to learn if you wanted to cover it.  Good use of stereo as well.
 
2021-07-25 1:17:40 AM  
Aussie_As:

Now this is just getting silly. My point in my, err, boobies was that Appetite was indeed the best rock/metal album of the late 80's, that 'hair metal' era, but Axl was the only member of GnR who didn't tease his hair if I recall correctly so they too were hair metal. Sure I'll accept that they blew up other hair metal, to the extent other hair metal acts were also doing songs about heroin Mr Brownstone shiats all over Kickstart My Heart. But GnR immdiately became a huge stadium act living millionaire lives and relying on an extraordinary volume of producers and studio hours which is how we got November Rain in amongst the Dylan and McCartney covers. I'm glad that sound was replaced with very different, more accessible, less wanky music in the form of alt rock which I referred to in general, someone else brought up Nirvana specifically.

I've already stated in this thread that Appetite has stood the test of time too, unlike all other hair me ...


Appetite (1987) was release over a full year before the album hit #1. Reaching #1 was based on 2 things. Winning over audiences when opening for bands like The Cult, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, The Stones and playing festivals. Then the releasing Sweet Child as a single cause the album to climb the charts again. They did do short headlining tours during that time but they were playing small theaters.

Their first real headlining world tour wasn't until 1991.

I wasn't a Nirvana fan, still think Alice in Chains was a better band, however Bleach was released in 89, Nevermind in 91 and In Utero in 93. I'm pretty sure Nirvana was headlining tours, not stadiums probably, but world tours to large crowds. It would appear Nirvana had a faster rise in popularity than GnR
 
2021-07-25 1:21:25 AM  

syrynxx: Nothing says addiction like "I used to do a little but a little wouldn't do it, so a little got more and more"

Alcohol, meth, heroin - all the same cruel mistress


'Tis what kept me from going deep into coke

Amazing drug. Beautiful highs. Get shiat done. Have a couple beers and maybe a bowl to come back down. But that's a dangerous balance. Thus I haven't touched it in almost 20 years.

But really, I only miss it when I start talking about it. Never sure what that means on the addiction scale. Just know that I was able to step away early before it could have ruined me.
 
2021-07-25 1:24:43 AM  
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2021-07-25 1:50:12 AM  

plecos: Aussie_As: That album was the very best thing to listen to in the late 80's.

And that's saying very little.

Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

/Appetite was a good listen and it hasn't aged terribly like some but it was the only good work the Gunners did IMHO, that double album of Dylan and McCartney covers they followed up with was pure desperation.

Nothings Shocking begs to differ.


As does this:

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2021-07-25 3:25:40 AM  
I'm more of an Appetite for Pinball kind of guy.

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2021-07-25 4:19:44 AM  
Silverfish - Pink and Lovely
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2021-07-25 4:22:22 AM  

Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf.


Thanks, Butch Vig
 
2021-07-25 4:24:59 AM  

syrynxx: Nirvana killed hair metal


Charlemagne destroyed Roman Empire
 
2021-07-25 5:38:36 AM  

LewDux: Aussie_As: Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf.

Thanks, Butch Vig


Butch Vig's approach to music production was not high tech stuff, it never needed anything like the number of engineers etc that G'n'R (post Appetite admittedly) famously burned through. Butch Vig's ideas were stuff like getting Kurt Cobain to lie down on his back while doing the vocals for Something In The Way and convincing Kurt to double-track vocal recording, something which had been around for decades at that time. These were gentle and subtle ideas which left the band's sound up to the band, and although Nevermind does sound better than Bleach there's really not much difference, and Bleach was as close to home recorded as could be done back then.
 
2021-07-25 5:59:12 AM  

Mugato: Aussie_As: Now this is just getting silly. My point in my, err, boobies was that Appetite was indeed the best rock/metal album of the late 80's, that 'hair metal' era, but Axl was the only member of GnR who didn't tease his hair if I recall correctly so they too were hair metal.

"Hair metal" isn't about their actual hair. Theirs wasn't hair band music. And after they hit was when the "hair bands" started taking off the makeup.

And I don't see why just because they were better musicians than the grunge bands and had keyboards, they were somehow more over-produced. Look at the music videos. I guarantee the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit cost more than the one for Welcome to the Jungle.


Years later, the music video for November Rain cost as much as the GDP of some smaller nations.
 
2021-07-25 6:16:36 AM  

labman: I love Appetite for destruction.

Saw them live shortly after that album released.  They sucked so bad live.  Axel's voice was shot.


I saw G&R in Edmonton in the 90's. Brian May opened. What I night. I didn't know who Brian May was :-)

It was like Queen opening for G&R!

They were incredible that night. Axel was on and perfect. I had never seen a band sound so close to their album sound live.
 
2021-07-25 6:29:42 AM  

Aussie_As: convincing Kurt to double-track vocal recording

1970: "No double-track vocals, guitar overdubs or background vocals; all Ramones all the time, balls-to-the-wall"1990: "Why don't you lie on bed while singing. uh.. Tom Sholz did it. SOMEBODY, BRING MORE PILLOWS"
 
2021-07-25 9:13:44 AM  
Another department where I work was having an 80s trivia contest Friday afternoon as kind of a team-building thing, and I was asked to fill in. While we were getting ready to play, the guy running it had music playing, and he played the whole Appetite for Destruction album. Sitting in a room with young female professionals in 2021 listening to "...turn around, biatch, I got a use for you..." is a little uncomfortable.
 
2021-07-25 9:57:31 AM  
Every song on appetite is the best.
 
2021-07-25 10:05:13 AM  

arrogantbastich: I fell in love with that album listening to it in 3rd grade.


GregoryD: It blew my little 6th grade mind the rest is history.



Thanks for making feel old today.

Now if you excuse me, there are some clouds I need to yell at
 
2021-07-25 10:19:02 AM  
Still a good album.
 
2021-07-25 10:19:53 AM  

dstanley: Eight songs that are tremendous and three I never want to hear again.


That pretty much sums up the album now.
 
2021-07-25 10:33:15 AM  

Mad_Radhu: plecos: Aussie_As: That album was the very best thing to listen to in the late 80's.

And that's saying very little.

Thank fark the 90's came along and strongly reacted against overproduced gumpf. Alternative music came out of the garages, not the classy LA studios.

/Appetite was a good listen and it hasn't aged terribly like some but it was the only good work the Gunners did IMHO, that double album of Dylan and McCartney covers they followed up with was pure desperation.

Nothings Shocking begs to differ.

As does this:

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Damn!!!! Thanks for posting this. I haven't listened to anything from them since Every Day is Halloween.
 
2021-07-25 11:44:10 AM  

Iowan73: Another department where I work was having an 80s trivia contest Friday afternoon as kind of a team-building thing, and I was asked to fill in. While we were getting ready to play, the guy running it had music playing, and he played the whole Appetite for Destruction album. Sitting in a room with young female professionals in 2021 listening to "...turn around, biatch, I got a use for you..." is a little uncomfortable.


That is hilarious.
 
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