[IMG=left]/php/news/newsbilder/bilder/news_gnrghlogo.jpg[/IMG] Das Musikmagazin Kerrang hat „Appetite for Destruction“ in der Ausgabe „THE 100 GREATEST ROCK ALBUMS EVER!“ zum besten Rockalbum aller Zeite gewählt. Ausserdem findet sich eine persönliche Nachricht von Duff am Beginn des Magazins. [MEHR]
THE 100 GREATEST ROCK ALBUMS EVER! A 132-page special edition magazine from the makers of KERRANG! Kerrang has just voted Appetite For Destruction the number 1 rock album of all the time. The article also includes a brand new personal message from Duff. A personal message from duff mckagan starts the mag: Welcome To The Jungle! „So kerrang has just voted AFD the number 1 rock album of all the time? Wow! That’s pretty cool. After 20 years, it feels sort of surreal. No way did we know that we were making a classic, let alone something that would stand up to the very best. We were young and living in the moment. There’s two years of our lives in that record. We were together that whole time when we were writing and recording it. We were a gang in our own little bubble in LA. We got fucked up together, and we had each others backs. Back then, if you fucked with one of us, you had all of us to deal with. We wrote those songs for ourselves, for each other. We weren’t thinking about what other bands were doing – we had our own thing going on. We didn’t even have a deal then, but we were playing them in clubs, and the reaction we got was instant gratification. Right from the start, I knew we had great songs. i think that’s why the record has lasted all these years. I haven’t listened to ‚Appetite in years. The last time I heard the whole thing was when I started dating the girl who’s now my wife. That was around 11 years ago. She had a cassette of the album in her car – she bought it long before she met me. She liked to rock out in the car, just her own bad self! When she played it to me, the first song we heard was „My Michelle“ and I was like „Take it off!“ but halfway though the song I got to thinking, „Y’know, this is pretty fucking cool!“ I watch a lot of football and baseball games, and at just about every sprots event in America, they play ‚welcome to the jungle‘ most of the songs bring back pretty good memories. Things are very different now. We all have homes, cars, kids. We didn’t have any of those things when we were making that record. We’re not the same people we were. Back than GNR was our whole life. That feeling is not something I could recapture; it was a fleeting time. But when I think of AFD now, it reminds me of a really good time in my life. For all five us that was a really amazing little period that we all shared together, and no matter what has happened between us over the years, that’s something we’ll always have between us. Duff McKagan Los Angeles, November 2006. THE 100 GREATEST ROCK ALBUMS EVER: 100. trivium – ascendancy 99. bad religion – suffer 98. satyricon 97. muse – origin of symmetry 96. tool – lateralus 95. clash – clash 94. judas priest – defenders of the faith 93. anthrax – spreading the disease 92. foo fighters – foo fighters 91. killing joke – killing joke 90. converge – jane doe 89. jane’s addiction – nothings shocking 88. marilyn manson – antichrist superstar 87. faith no more – the real thing 86. the dillinger escape plan – calculating infinity 85. blink 182 – enema of the state 84. sepultura – roots 83. the stooges – fun house 82. slipknot – slipknot 81. queens of the stone age – songs for the deaf 80. metallica – ride the lightning 79. deep purple – machine head 78. offspring – smash 77. alice cooper – billion doller babies 76. emperor – in the nightside eclipse 75. the black crowes – southern harmony and musical companion 74. darkness – permission to land 73. mastodan – leviathan 72. chili peppers – blood, sugar, sex, magic 71. rainbow – rising 70. def leppard – pyromania 69. thin lizzy – live and dangerous 68. helmet – meantime 67. megadeth – peace sells but who’s buying 66. rancid – and out come the wolves 65. aerosmith – rocks 64. smashing pumpkins – mellon collie and the infinite sadness 63. big black – atomizer 62. deftones – white pony 61. at the drive-in – relationship of command 60. dio – holy diver 59. van halen – 1984 58. rush – moving pictures 57. fugazi – repeater 56. soundgarden – superunknown 55. kiss – alive 54. machine head – burn my eyes 53. black sabbath – vol 4 52. pearl jam – ten 51. nirvana – in utero 50. ozzy osbourne – blizzard of ozz 49. weezer – weezer 48. GUNS N ROSES – USE YOUR ILLUSION 2 The ultimate rock folly? far from it. It’s often said that the UYI albums marked the point where GNR ditched their gutter-punk roots and embraced stadium rock bombast. in fact, many of the big balleds pre-dated debut album AFD ‚don’t cry‘ for example, was the first song they ever wrote together. Of the two albums, 2 is the more cohesive, let down only by the scrappy ‚get in the ring‘ (during which axl rose blasts kerrang and other music papers). Recalling the grandeur of Led Zeppelin and Queen, 2 signposted a bold and ambitious future that, tragically would never materialise. Rose vowed to tour the UYI albums until they’d together sold over 30 million. Less than halfway to that target, the band had torn itself apart. Essential Tracks: ‚Civil War‘, ‚Estranged‘, ‚You Could Be Mine‘ 47. slayer – south of heaven 46. minor threat – minor threat 45. queen – sheer heart attack 44. foo fighters – the colour and the shape 43. napalm death – scum 42. led zeppelin – led zeppelin lV 41. janes addiction – ritual de lo habitual 40. nine inch nails – downward spiral 39. alice in chains – dirt 38. my chemical romance – 3 cheers for sweet revenge 37. rage against the machine – rage against the machine 36. tool – aenima 35. aerosmith – pump 34. green day – dookie 33. black flag – damaged 32. motley crue – shout at the devil 31. refused – the shape of punk to come 30. muse – absolution 29. iron maiden – iron maiden 28. ac/dc – highway to hell 27. korn korn 26. system of a down – toxicity 25. def leppard – hysteria 24. faith no more – angel dust 23. black sabbath – heaven and hell 22. led zeppelin – led zeppelin ll 21. smashing pumpkins – siamese dream 20. the wildhearts – earth vs the wildhearts 19. clash – london calling 18. judas priest – british steel 17. van halen – van halen 16. led zeppelin – led zeppelin 15. metallica – metallica 14. ramones – ramones 13. green day – american idiot 12. motorhead – no sleep till hammersmith 11. pantera – vulgar display of power 10. nirvana – nevermind 9. slayer – reign of blood 8. bon jovi – slippery when wet 7. sex pistols – never mind the bollocks 6. iron maiden – number of the beast 5. black sabbath – black sabbath 4. led zeppelin – physical graffiti 3. ac/dc – back in black 2. metallica – master of puppets 1. GUNS N ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION The daddy of all hard rock records from the deadliest gang in town. If there is such a thing as a perfect hard rock then this is it. Lurching out of LA like a gang of inner-city pirates, GNR debut album distilled every great rock n roll idea into one self contained package. There was the death-tripping hedonistic blues of the Rolling Stones , the shambolic swagger of the New York Dolls, the punk snarl of the Sex Pistols and plenty of melodic hooks to pull the wider mainstream into their seedy world. The epitome of an album that’s all killer and no filler AFD offered a lifestyle and an attitude, with the songs to back it up. Despite the influences, with axl’s paint- stripping holler and reptilian shimmy and Slash’s impeccable playing , GNR sounded and looked like no other band. At the heart of ‚it’s so easy‘ or smack rock tale ‚Mr Brownstone‘ lay a dark-hearted street-smart sensibility, while ‚Paradise Cty‘ swung with substantial menace and ’sweet child o’mine‘ offered the ultimate power ballad. Think about it: have you ever met a rock fan who doesn’t like a least some aspect of this album? Thought not! If the devil really has the best tunes than AFD surely takes pride of place in his collection.
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