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 lately. 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 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.