A few months ago, I posted ‘Summer Of ’69’ by Bryan Adams, one guilty pleasure from the eighties.
This is another.
Guns ‘n’ Roses t-shirts can now be bought in Next, I see. This is yet another example of band tees being sold to folks who have very little clue about who the band actually are…or is it? I’ve ground my teeth seeing people walking around in those Ramones T-shirts who I suspect have no clue who they are. But G’n’R were always a bit more mainstream.
Their debut Appetite For Destruction came out in 1987. They took forever to follow it up, well four years with Lose the Plot one and 2, sorry Use Your Illusion I and II (Exhibit A for the Prosecution: why releasing Albums on CD became a bad idea, Exhibit B Oasis’ Be Here Now). Last year they released their album Chinese Democracy which was first being slated for release when I was still at school…I’m now 32. Somehow, I didn’t even put it on my Christmas list. Must have had my mind on other things.
But all those things aside…this is a class tune. And if this doesn’t make you want to headbang and play air guitar…well, i guess you were never an adolescent boy, were you…?