Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Turns 30: Vote For Your Favorite Track [POLL]
Thirty years later and it still brings rock fans to their sha na na na na knees knees!
On July 21st, 1987 an unknown L.A. band by the name of Guns N’ Roses released their debut studio album ‘Appetite For Destruction’. Of course the band destroyed the competition from the day the album was released right? Not so. Instead, it stalled at a modest number 182 on Billboard that summer. It wouldn’t be until a full year later that Axl and Co.’s ‘Appetite’ rose to #1. It went on to become one of the most influential albums in rock history and three decades later it’s as popular as ever thanks to the recently reunited GNR lineup performing the album’s songs live for millions of fans around the world.
In honor of its 30th anniversary I want to know which track from ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is your favorite. Is it one of the three hugely successful singles – “Welcome To The Jungle”, “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine”? Or maybe your appetite craves for something deeper from the album such as the classics “Mr. Brownstone”, “My Michelle” or “Rocket Queen”.
My vote goes to “Paradise City”. The song showcases everything that’s great about GNR in one song. It starts with Slash strumming a beautiful riff that would work all on its own as a ballad. Then comes the pounding of Steven Adler’s anthemic drum beat to pick up the pace. Before you know it the song transitions into a head-banging rocker elevated by Axl Rose’s fist-pumping chorus. And, oh man, that ending. Hard, heavy and fast with a knockout punch finish. That, folks, is rock ‘n’ roll at its finest.
So now that you know my favorite song it’s your turn. I wanna know….I wanna KNOW!!! Oh won’t you please tell me yours? Vote below: