Joseph S. (hamsterdad) from GRANTS PASS, OR Reviewed on 4/6/2010...
This is just an awesome rock album. I tried the clean version because I have kids, but the album just lacks some of it's kick without the original lyrics. The blank spots where it was edited are distracting to me.
Great music, although it has less intensity than th original
Matthew Giuliano | 06/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When the editors take out certain words from a song, it takes away from the intensity of the song.The writer put those words in there for a reason.The song still has great music,though with less intensity. If I were you I would buy the un-edited version."
This Album Will Satisfy Any Appetite
Matthew Giuliano | Philadelphia, PA | 05/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Epic and essential. Guns and Roses' first major label release, "Appetite for Destruction" was released in 1987, and quickly became one of the best selling albums ever-something like 25 million copies sold worldwide. This album is very hard rock, and for it to have become such a commercial success, you have to trust that the album sales are an accurate reflection of its quality. Axl's characteristic screeching voice, and very deft lyric writing, coupled with one of the greatest guitarists, Slash, of the late 21st century, make this an extremely well-composed and energetic album. "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child of Mine," and "Paradise City" absolutely tore up the charts when they were released as singles; standing alone, they would make this one of the top 20 rock albums ever, but they merely scratch the surface of tremendous musical creativity and power. "Rocket Queen" is one of the very best songs the band ever wrote. It has a very solid, bass heavy introduction, with lyrics wreaking of a ... depravity, before segueing into the second part of the song, perhaps one of the finest ballads the band has written. Other standouts include "Mr. Brownstone," with Axl assuming a detached vocal inflection only to be eaten up by his heroin addiction by the song's end; "My Michelle" is a heart-racing, fast paced journey through the life of a young girl (apparently a "true" story), and "Think About You," a well-crafted ballad that was perhaps a little too fast for a radio release. This album is worth every penny. In a way, it is also a piece of history-a definitive album for the time when hair bands ruled the earth. One cannot understate its importance?if any band has the capability to bring rock and roll back to the forefront of modern music, it is Guns and Roses."
Excellent Album/CD Introducing Band As Musical Gun Contender
Rocknscrolls | Calgary, AB Canada | 07/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great recording featuring many signature tracks including Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine and Paradise City. An album debut any rocker should be proud to own in his/her collection. I don't really like to mention this, but it sure would be nice someday if Geffen put out a Greatest Hits CD including the above mentioned songs plus other smashes later released. Since I already own most of G`NR's CDs, extra rack space to get freed might be helpful. In any event, this CD on its own definitely is one not to miss. Feel confident buying it if you haven't already done so and reassure yourself knowing such quality rock tunes aren't something easily accessible as recent music has become released..."