Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Smash it up

Nick Southall reviews the new Guns ‘N’ Roses greatest hits LP. He’s right, you know: it’s completely redundant – just get yourself Appetite For Destruction and leave it at that. For what it’s worth, Axl Rose himself seems to know it too, given that nine of the twelve songs on that record made an appearance during the Leeds headline performance in 2002, completely dominating the set-list. Appetite For Destruction was the first album to awaken me to the fact that music can be dangerous, and my 11-year-old’s sense of its illicitness ensured a frisson of slightly guilty excitement every time I furtively listened to it (through headphones, of course).

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