G N' R Lies [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642419823
  • Catalog Number: 24198
  • Sales rank: 20,461

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Reckless Life (3:20)
  2. 2 Nice Boys (3:03)
  3. 3 Move to the City (3:42)
  4. 4 Mama Kin (3:57)
  5. 5 Patience (5:56)
  6. 6 Used to Love Her (3:13)
  7. 7 You're Crazy (4:10)
  8. 8 One in a Million (6:10)
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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
Barry Diament Mastering
Geordie Leach Composer
George Marino Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    nice work

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2010

    Talk About An Injustice

    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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