Sunday, November 8, 2009

Guns N' Roses - Discography

Guns N' Roses is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. The band, led by frontman and co-founder Axl Rose, has gone through numerous line-up changes and controversies since its formation. The band has released six studio albums, three EPs and one live album during its career.

The band has sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide, including over 43 million in the United States. The band's 1987 major label debut album Appetite for Destruction has sold in excess of 28 million copies and reached number one on the United States Billboard 200. In addition, the album charted three Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Sweet Child o' Mine" which reached number one. The 1991 albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and have sold a combined 14 million copies in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide. After over a decade of work, the band released their follow-up album, Chinese Democracy, in 2008.

Their mid-to-late eighties and early nineties years have been described by individuals in the music industry as the period in which "they brought forth a hedonistic rebelliousness and revived the punk attitude-driven hard rock scene, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones.

The group was formed in early 1985 by Hollywood Rose members Axl Rose (vocals) and Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar), and L.A. Guns members Tracii Guns (lead guitar), Ole Beich (bass) and Rob Gardner (drums). The band created its name by combining two of the group members' names. A short time later, bassist Ole Beich was fired and replaced by Duff McKagan. After a short while Tracii Guns was replaced by Slash; after Tracii didn't show up to rehearsal. Slash had played with McKagan in Road Crew and Stradlin during a short stint in Hollywood Rose. The new line-up came together quickly, but after deciding to go on a "tour" from Sacramento, California to Duff's home town of Seattle, drummer Rob Gardner quit and was replaced by Slash's close friend Steven Adler. The band, which continued to be called Guns N' Roses even after the departure of Tracii Guns, established its first stable line up on this so-called "Hell Tour". In an interview, Slash stated, "That [trip to Seattle] is really what cemented the band" and established its chemistry.

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Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
The debut studio album released in 1987, it was well-received by critics and topped the American Billboard 200 chart. As of September 2008, the album has been certified diamond (plus 18x platinum) by the RIAA, accumulating worldwide sales in excess of twenty-eight million as of October 2008.The album still remains the fastest-selling debut album in history.

While the songwriting credits are credited to all five band members, many of the songs began as solo tracks that individual band members wrote separate from the band, only to be completed later. These songs include "It's So Easy" (McKagan) and "Think About You" (Stradlin). "Rocket Queen" was an unfinished Slash/Adler song that was written from their earlier band Road Crew, whereas "Anything Goes", written by Hollywood Rose and included in their compilation album The Roots of Guns N' Roses, was later re-written for Appetite.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Welcome to the Jungle
02. It's So Easy
03. Night Rain
04. Out Ta Get Me
05. Mr. Brownstone
06. Paradise City
07. My Michelle
08. Think About You
09. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. You're Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen
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Guns N' Roses - Lies (1988)
The 2nd studio album in 1988 (see 1988 in music). According to the RIAA, it has sold 5 million copies in the United States and about 12 million copies worldwide to date.
Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Reckless Life
02. Nice Boys
03. Move to The City
04. Mama Kin
05. Patience
06. Used to Love Her
07. You're Crazy
08. One in A Million

NOTE:
"Mama Kin" is an Aerosmith cover, originally recorded on their 1973 debut album. "Nice Boys" is a Rose Tattoo cover.

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Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1 (1991)
This album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, selling 685,000 copies in its first week, behind Use Your Illusion II's first week sales of 770,000. Each of the Use Your Illusion albums have been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA. Illusion I has sold 17 million copies worldwide. Spader Music Magazine listed the album in one of its greatest albums columns.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Right Next Door To Hell
02. Dust N' Bones
03. Live And Let Die
04. Don't Cry (Original)
05. Perfect Crime
06. You Ain't The First
07. Bad Obsession
08. Back Off Bitch
09. Double Talkin' Jive
10. November Rain
11. The Garden
12. Garden Of Eden
13. Don't Damn Me
14. Bad Apples
15. Dead Horse
16. Coma


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Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2 (1991)
The 4th studio album by hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was one of two albums released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, and as a result the two albums are sometimes seen together as a double album. Bolstered by the lead single "You Could Be Mine," Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies in its first week and debuting at #1 on the U.S. charts, ahead of Use Your Illusion I's first week sales of 685,000. It was also #1 on the UK Albums Chart for a single week. Illusion II has sold 18 million copies worldwide. Spader Music Magazine listed the album in one of its greatest albums column.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Civil War
02. 14 Years
03. Yesterdays
04. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
05. Get In The Ring
06. Shotgun Blues
07. Breakdown
08. Pretty Tied Up
09. Locomotive (Complicity)
10. So Fine
11. Estranged
12. You Could Be Mine
13. Don't Cry (Alt. Lyrics)
14. My World

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Guns N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident? (1993)
The 5th album by hard rock band Guns N' Roses. The album is unique for the band, consisting entirely of cover versions, mostly of punk and glam rock songs of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many of the tracks were recorded with original Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin during the Use Your Illusion I and II sessions and then were later re-recorded by Gilby Clarke.

This was the last Guns N' Roses album to feature lead guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum as well as the only album to feature Gilby Clarke. "The Spaghetti Incident?" debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling about 190,000 albums in its first week of release.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Since I Don't Have You
02. New Rose
03. Down On The Farm
04. Human Being
05. Raw Power
06. Ain't It Fun
07. Bick Makane
08. Hair Of The Dog
09. Atttitude
10. Black Leather
11. You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
12. I Don't care About You

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Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy (2008)
The 6th studio album released on November 23, 2008, worldwide, except in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2008. It is the band's first studio album since 1993's "The Spaghetti Incident?". As of June 25, 2009 the album has sold a total of 5.4 million copies worldwide and was certified as platinum.

Tracks:
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Shackler's Revenge
03. Better
04. Street Of Dreams
05. If The World
06. There Was A Time
07. Catcher N' The Rye
08. Scraped
09. Riad N' The Bedovins
10. Sorry
11. I.R.S.
12. Madagascar
13. This I Love
14. Prostitute


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Guns N' Roses - Get In The Ring (2009)

Tracks:
01. Get The Ring 05:41
02. Out Ta' Get Me 04:24
03. Catcher In The Rye 05:53
04. Dust N' Bones 04:58
05. Symphaty For The Devil 07:37
06. You Ain't The First 02:36
07. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory 03:35
08. Shotgun Blues 03:23
09. The Garden 05:22
10. 14 Years 04:21
11. Down On The Farm 03:29
12. Garden Of Eden 02:42
13. Sorry 06:15
14. Attitude 01:27
15. You're Crazy (Acoustic Version) 04:10
16. One In A Million 06:09
17. Think About Me 03:52
18. My Michelle 03:40

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