Saturday, December 12, 2009

Appetite for Destruction: A Monumental Debut

Post #79-Poll Winner: Favorite Debut Album
In 1987 a new rock band revitalized the music scene with a debut album of unprecedented success. The band was Guns N' Roses. The album was Appetite for Destruction.

For the rest of '87 and almost all of 1988, it seemed every track from 'Appetite' that was released as a single became an instant mega-hit. So many of them are still essential hard-rock songs today. Think about it; "Welcome to the Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine", "Paradise City"... Could you imagine a world of rock music without these gems?

All the success allowed the band to do a great deal of extensive touring, and they became a world-wide success. They were a cultural phenomenon, being the first band on everyone's mind for months on end. This album's success is hard to equal, even for the band themselves. More so, as a debut, it set a benchmark that may never be equaled.

Though I've reviewed Guns N' Roses before, I'll reiterate some of my top picks from 'Appetite':
-Welcome to the Jungle
-Mr. Brownstone
-You're Crazy
-Paradise City
-Night Train
-It's So Easy
-Rocket Queen

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