On July 21, 1987.

Appetite for Destruction

On July 21, 1987, “Geffen” label released “Appetite for Destruction”, the debut Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded March – April 1987, at “Rumbo Studios”;  “Canoga Park”; “Take One Studio”; “The Record Plant”, and “Can Am Studio” in California, and was produced by Mike Clink. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” ranked “Appetite for Destruction” at number 62 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2003, “VH1”music channel ranked “Appetite for Destruction”  the 42nd “Greatest Album of All Time”; in 2006,  “Kerrang!” magazine ranked the album at number one on its list of “Best Rock Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, synthesizer, percussion
  • Slash– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Izzy Stradlin– rhythm guitar, lead guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Duff “Rose” McKagan– bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Adler– drums
  • Mike Clink– engineer
  • Dave Reitzas, Micajah Ryan, Andy Udoff, Jeff Poe, Julian Stoll,  Victor Deyglio – engineering assistant
  • Steve Thompson– mixing
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Michael Hodgson – art direction, design
  • Robert John, Jack Lue, Greg Freeman, Marc Canter, Leonard McCardie –photography

Track listing:

  1. Welcome to the Jungle – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  2. It’s So Easy – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler, West Arkeen
  3. Night Train – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  4. Out ta Get Me – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  5. Brownstone – W. Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  6. Paradise City – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  7. My Michelle – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  8. Think About You – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  9. Sweet Child’o Mine – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  10. You’re Crazy – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  11. Anything Goes – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler, Chris Weber
  12. Rocket Queen – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler

 

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