Maestro Maven - Guns n Roses
Top 11 Singles List...
My childhood and teenage years can be framed with music, and Guns n Roses definitely played its part on my development. The in-leaf to the Appetite for Destruction cassette had Robert Williams art and a rape scene - this was my introduction to rape and it was profound. I was seven years old at the time. Later, I use to watch GnR tour movies at my buddy Nick's place. In high school, I favored Metallica over GnR and sort of neglected the latter. I have come back to them recently because there is so much hype in the media for Guns n Roses. Young people profess an interest in the culture of the 80s and 90s, which I find disingenuous and naive, but nevertheless GnR have become a big deal again because they straddled those decades and represented the transition from the sweet fantasy idealism of the 80s to the nitty-gritty realism of the 90s. These are my picks for the best GnR tracks. As always, the "best" is what I consider to be the best and based on my personal taste.