G N' R Lies

G N' R Lies

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by Guns N' Roses
     
 

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Once Appetite for Destruction finally became a hit in 1988, Guns N' Roses bought some time by delivering the half-old/half-new LP G N' R Lies as a follow-up. Constructed as a double EP, with the "indie" debut Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide coming first and four new acoustic-based songs following on the second side,

Overview

Once Appetite for Destruction finally became a hit in 1988, Guns N' Roses bought some time by delivering the half-old/half-new LP G N' R Lies as a follow-up. Constructed as a double EP, with the "indie" debut Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide coming first and four new acoustic-based songs following on the second side, G N' R Lies is where the band metamorphosed from genuine threat to joke. Neither recorded live nor released by an indie label, Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide is competent bar band boogie, without the energy or danger of Appetite for Destruction. The new songs are considerably more problematic. "Patience" is Guns N' Roses at their prettiest and their sappiest, the most direct song they recorded to date. Its emotional directness makes the misogyny of "Used to Love Her (But I Had to Kill Her)" and the pitiful slanders of "One in a Million" sound genuine. Although the cover shrugs them off as a "joke," Axl Rose's venom is frightening -- there's little doubt that he truly does believe that "faggots" come to America from another country and that "niggers" should stay out of his way. Since he wasn't playing a character on the remainder of the album, there's little doubt this is from the heart as well. And what makes it harder to dismiss is the musical skill of the band, which makes the country-fried boogie of "Used to Love Her," the bluesy revamp of "You're Crazy," and the tough, paranoid fever dream of "One in a Million" indelible. So, you either listen to the music and are satisfied or else listen to the lyrics and become disturbed not only by Rose's intentions, but by the millions of record buyers that identified with him.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642419823
catalogNumber:
24198
Rank:
7968

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guns N' Roses   Primary Artist
Izzy Stradlin   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Steven Adler   Drums,Background Vocals
West Arkeen   Percussion
Duff McKagan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Rick Richards   Percussion
Axl Rose   Percussion,Vocals
Slash   Guitar,Background Vocals
Howard Teman   Percussion

Technical Credits

Guns N' Roses   Arranger,Producer,Concept
Peter Wells   Composer
Izzy Stradlin   Composer
Mike Clink   Producer,Engineer
Mick Cocks   Composer
Geordie Leach   Composer
Niven   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Axl Rose   Composer
Slash   Composer
Steven Tyler   Composer
Chris Weber   Composer
Deborah Norcross   Art Direction
Hanspeter Heuser   Engineer
Doug Hyun   Sleeve Photo
Jack Lue   Sleeve Photo
Angry Anderson   Composer
Del James   Composer
Dallas Leslie Royall   Composer

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G N' R Lies 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is very good ablum, controversial and the better for it, songs like 'used to love her' are excellent - dont let the pc brigaide put you off! you dont have to hate women to like this song, honestly. One in a million is no more racist than black groups or asian culture plus it a top class musical piece. acoustic stuff better than the live but live is still good
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing album! It had alot of energy which you usally expect for Guns N Roses alubms. I would defently recomend this album to any one whos into hard rock.
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KhleoZumas More than 1 year ago
No one ever listens... ON THE SUBJECT OF ONE IN A MILLION Slash ignored the controversy and said it was untrue; he was half-black. Duff apologized. Izzy lit a cigarette and combed his hair. Steven passed out and apologized for it (the passing out). Axl explained it. Lies was awesome, everyone knows it, and it wasn't sappy. The whole point was to stick a finger at life. Watch the Headbangers Ball 1988 interview with Slash and Axl. It's all there.
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