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Appetite for Destruction

Appetite for Destruction was hair metal band Guns 'n Roses' breakthrough album. Beginning with the hit "Welcome to the Jungle", Appetite for Destruction added a new element of lower-class American sleaze to hair metal, using influences from then-groundbreaking thrash metal bands and classic, anthemic choruses. The album was a #1 American hit.

"Welcome to the Jungle" and "Sweet Child of Mine" are both enduring songs, highly characteristic of Guns 'n Roses and influential in the American popular music scene, as well as frequent covers.

Track Listing

  1. Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N Roses) - 4:32
  2. It's So Easy (Arkeen/Guns N Roses) - 3:21
  3. Nightrain (Guns N Roses) - 4:26
  4. Out Ta Get Me (Guns N Roses) - 4:20
  5. Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses) - 3:46
  6. Paradise City (Guns N Roses) - 6:45
  7. My Michelle (Guns N' Roses) - 3:38
  8. Think About You (Guns N Roses) - 3:49
  9. Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N Roses) - 5:54
  10. You're Crazy (Guns N Roses) - 3:16
  11. Anything Goes (Guns N Roses/Weber) - 3:25
  12. Rocket Queen (Guns N Roses) - 6:14

Personnel

  • Robert John - Photography
  • Izzy Stradlin - Guitar, Percussion, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals (bckgr)
  • Steven Adler - Drums
  • Michael Barbiero - Mixing
  • Mike Clink - Producer
  • Victor Deyglio - Assistant Engineer
  • Greg Freeman
  • George Marino - Mastering
  • Duff "Rose" McKagan - Guitar (Bass), Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jeff Poe - Assistant Engineer
  • Dave Reitzas - Assistant Engineer
  • Axl Rose - Synthesizer, Percussion, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Micajah Ryan - Assistant Engineer
  • Slash - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Julian Stoll - Assistant Engineer
  • Steve Thompson - Mixing
  • Robert Williams - Paintings
  • Andy Udoff - Assistant Engineer
  • Jack Lue - Photography
  • Michael Hodgson - Art Direction, Design

Chart positions

 1988	Sweet Child O Mine	The Billboard Hot 100	    No. 1
 1988	Welcome To The Jungle	The Billboard Hot 100	    No. 7
 1988	Sweet Child O Mine	Mainstream Rock Tracks	    No. 7
 1988	Welcome To The Jungle	Mainstream Rock Tracks	    No. 37
 1989	Nightrain	        The Billboard Hot 100	    No. 93
 1989	Paradise City	        The Billboard Hot 100	    No. 5
 1989	Nightrain	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	    No. 26
 1989	Paradise City	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	    No. 14



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