Review #62: Appetite for Destruction, Guns N Roses

Karla Clifton
2 min readMar 20, 2021

#62: Appetite for Destruction, Guns N Roses

If you’re at all into rock music literature, you have read about Guns N Roses. Everybody has something to say about Guns N Roses. They’re like the Nickelback of forty years ago.

Maybe it’s because Axl Rose is a notorious asshole and everyone hates him, from Tommy Hilfiger to Metallica to Kurt Cobain. Man, Kurt Cobain HATED Axl Rose. And yet they made probably the biggest and best album of the 1980s.

Not to mention that they have an absolute cartoon character for a guitarist. Have you seen that South Park episode where Slash is a Santa-Claus-Type-Figure who may or may not exist? That’s based on fact.


“Welcome to the Jungle” — Say what you want about Axl, but his voice is bananas.

“It’s So Easy” — Sure, for YOU it’s easy, Axl Rose. Go sucker-punch Tommy Hilfiger.

“Nightrain” — Doesn’t James Brown also have a song called “Night Train”? But this song is a blast, too.

“Out Ta Get Me” He’s f***ing innocent!

“Mr. Brownstone” — Yikes, what a catchy song about being addicted to heroin.

“Paradise City” — That harmony right at the beginning destroys me. It makes me want to go to a party in Hawaii.

“Think About You” — I love all these songs even though they all sound the same.

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” — This song was basically cobbled together from a riff Slash wrote and a love poem Axl wrote. Where do we gooo now?

“You’re Crazy” — I love any song that declares that someone is f***ing crazy.

“Rocket Queen” — Metal as hell. This album is explosive.


“Anything Goes” — This song sounds like it was written for a car commercial.


Listen, love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Axl Rose is in the same band as Slash. Also, this album rocks harder than a runaway train.

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