Guns N' Roses : Live Era '87-'93

Guns N' Roses : Live Era '87-'93

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Guns N' Roses' career could be neatly summed up in a lyric from their song "Pretty Tied Up": "I just found a million dollars that someone else forgot." Indeed, GNR satisfied a grassroots public hunger for bigger-than-life hard rock at a time when legions of alternative bands were enjoying their first burst of overweening critical attention and commercial cachet. The last and most spectacularly successful band to prosper from Hollywood's burgeoning 1980s Sunset Strip glam-metal scene wrapped a couple decade's worth of sometimes tired clichés around a tight, assaultive musical attack that enticed millions yearning for poor role models. And if their edgy songs often blurred fantasy and reality, the best of them had a street-level honesty that couldn't be denied. A de facto greatest-hits collection culled from performances recorded around the world, Live Era best documents the early, ferocious performing prime of GNR's original quintet on its first disc, leaning heavily on their landmark Appetite for Destruction album to great effect. But the second volume often chronicles the band's steady decline into bloated self-parody and neo-Vegas "professionalism." This band needs a horn section like Slash needs another drink! --Jerry McCulley

1. Nightrain
2. Mr. Brownstone
3. It's So Easy
4. Welcome To The Jungle
5. Dust N' Bones
6. My Michelle
7. You're Crazy
8. Used to Love Her
9. Patience
10. It's Alright
11. November Rain
12. Coma [*]
1. Out Ta Get Me
2. Pretty Tied Up
3. Yesterdays
4. Move To The City
5. You Could Be Mine
6. Rocket Queen
7. Sweet Child O' Mine
8. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
9. Don't Cry
10. Estranged
11. Paradise City

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