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Large Dave Celebrates 30 Years of Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite For Destruction’

30 years ago this week, Guns N’ Roses unleashed Appetite For Destruction. I remember it very well.

From the opening riff of “Welcome to the Jungle” to the last track “Rocket Queen”, the album was unlike anything I had ever heard. The music landscape at that point in time was mediocre at best — names like Richard Marx, Cutting Crew, and the Fat Boys dotted the Billboard chart.

Appetite raged in the face of the glam-rock scene. Poison, Aerosmith, and Heart all had singles across the radio landscape. Slash cut through all of the clutter with those opening strains, along with Axl’s falsetto growls and screams.

I sat down and reminisced about my introduction to Guns N’ Roses for you:

My boombox shook during during “It’s So Easy”, and so did I. “I see you sitting there, you think you’re so cool. Why don’t you just, F— off!” The power of those lyrics resonated with disillusioned youth. gathered up some famous faces to take a trip down memory lane and express their thoughts on this breakthrough album also. You can check that out by clicking on the video below:

Guns N’ Roses just announced that they’re coming back to CT this fall, they’re playing the XL Center in Hartford on Monday, October 23. Tickets are going on sale Friday July 28 at

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