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Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released on July 21, 1987, by Geffen Records to massive commercial success. It topped the Billboard 200 and became the best-selling debut album as well as the 11th best-selling album in the United States. With about 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is also one of the best-selling records ever. Although critics were ambivalent toward the album when it was first released, Appetite for Destruction has since received retrospective acclaim and been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time.
|1||Welcome To The Jungle||4:33|
|2||It's So Easy (Explicit)||3:22|
|4||Out Ta Get Me (Explicit)||4:23|
|5||Mr. Brownstone (Explicit)||3:48|
|7||My Michelle (Explicit)||3:39|
|8||Think About You (Explicit)||3:51|
|9||Sweet Child O' Mine||5:56|
|10||You're Crazy (Explicit)||3:17|
|11||Anything Goes (Explicit)||3:26|
|12||Rocket Queen (Explicit)||6:15|
Vinyl (November 11, 2008)
Original Release Date: November 11, 2008
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Explicit Lyrics
Axl Rose stated that many of the songs on the album were written while the band was performing on the Los Angeles club circuit, and a number of songs that would be featured on later Guns N' Roses albums were considered for Appetite for Destruction, such as "Back Off Bitch", "You Could Be Mine", "November Rain" and "Don't Cry". It is said that the reason for not putting "November Rain" on it was because they had already agreed to put "Sweet Child 'O Mine" on it and thus already had a ballad on the album (however, both Use Your Illusion albums would contain more than one ballad).
The band started searching for someone to produce their debut, mostly recommendations made by Geffen executive Tom Zutaut. Demos were recorded under both Manny Charlton and Spencer Proffer, with some work made with the latter being issued in the EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide.One of the interviewed prospects was Kiss' Paul Stanley, rejected after insisting on changes to Steven Adler's drum setup and the songs. The band considered Robert John Lange, but he proved too expensive to hire. Eventually Mike Clink, who had produced several Triumph records, was chosen, for being the first to record the band exactly the way they wanted.