Bad Boys, Great Noize

Twenty years ago last Tuesday (July 21), Guns N’ Roses released Appetite for Destruction, one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. And the following Thursday was Slash’s 42nd birthday. So, considering all of that, plus a comment I got on my previous GnR post, brings us to today’s post.

After Appetite was released, Guns N’ Roses continued touring, headlining clubs and opening for other, more established acts. As the singles “Welcome to the Jungle” then “Sweet Child o' Mine” hit, the Gunners got huge – probably bigger than any of the members could have imagined.

The live recording Bad Boys, Great Noize captures Guns N’ Roses in that period between releasing Appetite for Destruction and becoming megastars. It was recorded Dec. 26, 1987 at Perkin’s Palace (now the Raymond Theatre) in Pasadena, Calif.

Unfortunately, I only have half (disc 1) of this set. There are another four or five songs – including a nine-minute version of “Paradise City” – that are on another disk.

It’s So Easy.mp3
Move to the City.mp3
Mr. Brownstone.mp3
Out ta Get Me.mp3
Sweet Child o’ Mine.mp3
I Used to Love Her.mp3
My Michelle.mp3
Rocket Queen.mp3
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.mp3

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At 9:26 AM , Blogger Gary said...

Voices = bad, live Guns N' Roses (pre-Illusion, w/original lineup) = very, very GOOD!!

Thanks for the posting...and the music...and the awesome blog!!


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