Here’s a freaking killer and rockin’ mix, courtesy of The Lost Art…
Prelude: Spinal Tap – Spinal Tap
Revolution – The Beatles
Good Times Bad Times – Led Zeppelin
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Suffragette City – David Bowie
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions
Living After Midnight – Judas Priest
Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Celebrity Skin – Hole
There’s Only One Way To Rock – Sammy Hagar
(Bang Your Head) Metal Heatlh – Quiet Riot
Fight For Your Right – The Beastie Boys
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
It’s Gonna Be A Long Night – Ween
Blisters On My Fingers! – The Beatles
Get out your spandex acid washed jeans and listen to this mix that features several bands that I actually had the good fortune (?) to witness first hand in the 80′s. I remember seeing White Lion, Whitesnake and Great White within about 2 months. What was up with all the “White-ness”?
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Dr. Feelgood – Mötley Crüe
Photograph – Def Leppard
Cherry Pie – Warrant
Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Great White
Panama – Van Halen
Seventeen – Winger
Nothing But A Good Time – Poison
Come On Feel The Noise – Quiet Riot
Pour Some Sugar On me – Def Leppard
Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row
Unskinny Bop – Poison
Shake Me – Cinderella
Smoking In The Boys Room – Mötley Crüe
Fly To The Angels – Slaughter
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Round & Round – Ratt
Shot Through The Heart – Bon Jovi
A pair of much-anticipated albums are currently streaming in their entirety over at MySpace Music. Even though it leaked to the Internet this week, anybody still doubting the existence of Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy can check out the aural proof, as Axl Rose’s complete opus is up on the music site. We recommend you all rush over there and give it a listen, as Axl still has 96 hours to decide he doesn’t want to release it for another decade. The Fireman — Paul McCartney’s electronic collaboration with producer Youth — also has their entire album available for streaming at their brand new MySpace page. The Fireman’s album Electric Agruments is due out November 25th.
Well, it looks like Axl and gang are going to release Chinese Democracy this year after all. RS reports:
Radio listeners were rewarded for their years of patience this morning when rock stations across the country added Guns n’ Roses’ official new single “Chinese Democracy” to their playlists. (A few hours later, the band confirmed news of the album’s November 23rd Best Buy arrival). The track marks the first time a Chinese Democracy song has been officially released to radio, as opposed to leaked. As promised, Axl Rose announces his return with a scream before the full guitar assault shows up. The song is comparable to the leaked versions that have emerged, but even on an Internet stream the sound quality is clearly superior. So was it worth the wait? Listen here and decide for yourself.
One In A Million
Used To Love Her
Move To The City
We’ve had a good amount of response from our earlier G N’ R posting, so we thought we’d add another. Here’s Slash, Axl, Duff, Stephen & Izzy (did I fail to mention any of them?) with “Mr. Brownstone” from The Ritz in 1988.
For good measure, here’s a GNR cover band called, Mr. Brownstone.
Guns N’ Roses hit #1 with “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. From Wiki:
The song is credited as being written by Guns N’ Roses as a band; more specifically it contains Slash’s riff, Izzy’s chords, Axl’s lyrics, McKagan’s bass line, and Adler’s drum line. The subject of the song is lead singer Axl Rose‘s then-girlfriend and eventual wife, Erin Everly.
Former Guns N’ Roses’ lead guitarist, Slash, has been quoted as having a disdain for the song due to its roots as simply a ‘string skipping’ exercise and a joke at the time. In a VH1 special, it was stated that Slash played the riff in a jam session as a joke. Drummer Steven Adler and Slash were warming up and Slash began to play a “circus” melody while making faces at Steven. Izzy asked Slash to play it again, and added chords to play with it. Steven Adler also added a drum part, and thus the core of Sweet Child O Mine was born. The lyrics of the song were originally a poem/love letter to Axl’s girlfriend at the time, Erin Everly. Originally, there was a third verse to the song. However, this verse was later cut from recording as the band’s producer, Spencer Proffer, felt the song would carry on for too long. The final dramatic breakdown was not added until Proffer suggested the band add one. They agreed, but weren’t sure what to do. Axl started saying to himself, “Where do we go? Where do we go now?” Spencer suggested that he sing that, and “Sweet Child o’ Mine” was born. In an interview with Hit Parader magazine in 1988, bassist Duff McKagan noted:
“ The thing about ‘Sweet Child,’ it was written in five minutes. It was one of those songs, only three chords. You know that guitar lick Slash does at the beginning? It was kinda like a joke because we thought, ‘What is this song? It’s gonna be nothin’, it’ll be filler on the record.’ And except that vocal-wise, it’s very sweet and sincere, Slash was muckin’ around when he first wrote that lick. ”
Slash found it difficult to record his guitar part as the song begins with a long guitar intro before the rest of the band comes in, but the backing track had been recorded without a high-hat or click track for reference. Slash had to play the intro and hope that when the drums came in he was in time with what had already been recorded; this took many tries before he managed to get it right.
Everybody’s favorite (well, somebody’s favorite) 80′s cock-rock wailer, W. Axl Rose’s tracks for his upcoming Guns N’ Roses album, Chinese Democracy, have leaked on-line. While we don’t have them, we are happy to report that it looks good that this album will be released this year and you know what that means–free Dr. Pepper for everyone!
In more good news, Buckethead plays on the album too.