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Music / Appetite for Destruction

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Just an urchin livin' under the street
I'm a hard case that's tough to beat

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She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry
"Sweet Child o' Mine"


Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album recorded by American Heavy Metal band Guns N' Roses. It was released through Geffen Records on July 21, 1987.

It entered the Billboard charts at the modest 182nd position upon release. A modest critical success at the time, the album began to creep up the charts thanks to strong word of mouth. Aided by a successful - and still in-demand - appearance on MTV's "Live At The Ritz" series and the release of number-one hit "Sweet Child O' Mine", Appetite reached the number one slot in August 1988 and would remain on the charts for 147 weeks. Contemporary pop culture critics noted that shock value made up much of the Gunners' appeal, cynically exploiting taboo subject matter for more press; this censure presumably only helped matters.



Side G
  1. "Welcome To The Jungle" (4:31)
  2. "It's So Easy" (3:21)
  3. "Nightrain" (4:26)
  4. "Out Ta Get Me" (4:20)
  5. "Mr. Brownstone" (3:48)
  6. "Paradise City" (6:46)

Side R

  1. "My Michelle" (3:39)
  2. "Think About You" (3:50)
  3. "Sweet Child O' Mine" (5:55)
  4. "You're Crazy" (3:25)
  5. "Anything Goes" (3:25)
  6. "Rocket Queen" (6:13)

Principal Members:

  • Steven Adler - drums
  • Duff McKagen - bass, vocals
  • W. Axl Rose - lead vocals, synthesizer, whistle, percussion
  • Slash - guitar
  • Izzy Stradlin - guitar, vocals, percussion


You know where you are? You're in the trope list, baby! You're gonna die!