Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Appetite For Destruction turns 20

Look who's on the cover of the next Rolling Stone Magazine. It's Guns N' Roses (the original members)! Rolling Stone Magazine has an excerpt of its feature story on how Guns N' Roses mixed drugs, punk and classic rock to make Appetite For Destruction, their Grammy award winning album of the late 80s and one of the best rock albums ever produced:
On that warm weekend evening in the spring of 1987, engineer Vic Deyglio had set up a top-of-the-line vocal microphone to capture the sounds of Rose and Smith having sex -- and at one point, he had to dash into the booth to adjust the mike as they went at it. "It was like a Ron Jeremy set in there," Deyglio recalls. Smith wanted to get back at Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler for cheating on her -- and had always liked the singer better anyway. "I would do anything Axl asked me to do," says Smith, now a forty-year old mom. "He's fuckin' magical." Though she was drunk and giggly that day, Smith eventually gave Rose what he wanted: Her orgasmic moans -- which ended up high in the mix on Appetite for Destruction's final track, "Rocket Queen" -- are for real. But when Adler found out what had been captured on his band's album, the drummer "fucking freaked out," Smith says. She was haunted by her recording session for years: "I ended up drinking and using drugs over this for a really long time, because I had this extreme shame and guilt and stuff."
Appetite was a brilliant album. Sweet Child and Rocket Queen are my favourite tracks and I grew up playing those songs with my band. Ah, those were the days. Happy 20th Appetite! And Axl, I know it's hard to do an album as good as Appetite but just release that fucking Chinese Democracy album already. Please! How long more are you making us fans wait?

12 comments:

Mr Big said...

Those were real sex sounds! Man, Axl is crazy. Hahaha!

ANG said...

Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty!

--- Paradise City rocks!

Shy said...

It's when reading things like this that I realised how old you are.

LOL

Rickie said...

Now that's an innovative way to record a song.

GeekGod said...

Dude, it's the greatest rock album of all time imho.

r'chelle said...

i only like sweet child of mine.

Anonymous said...

Chinese Democracy will never be released because Axl Rose is a wanker and he is scared shitless that his album will sell poorly!!!!!!

EasToN said...

Appetite is the bomb!

Lord Kimbo said...

I'm listening to Appetite now. Heh.

Johnny Q said...

I miss the old Guns N Roses.

Anonymous said...

FUCK AXL!

Anonymous said...

GNR? Thot they are all dead.

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