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Happy birthday to one of the biggest debut albums in rock history, Appetite for Destruction. I can vividly remember the very first time I heard the opening chords of “Welcome to the Jungle.” I can remember where I was driving. I can remember reaching down to turn up the radio thinking, “What the Hell is this?” That was 35 years ago….just don’t ask me what I did on Saturday.

Anyways, what a solid record from start to finish that shot some L.A. unknowns into rock stardom. Five short years later, they’d be touring with Metallica, headlining stadiums all across the country. Funny, I was thinking about this the other day, who is the next GN’R? Who’s the next rock band to play stadiums? To this day, both of those bands still play big venues.

“Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Paradise City,” “Mr. Brownstone”- on and on. I mean, this record is a monster!!! The cowbell, the Slash/Izzy riffs and solos, the underrated bass playing from Duff, and the screeching vocals from Axl. It took the rock world by storm. Maybe the definition of overnight sensation.

I’m still trying to find an original vinyl with the very first cover. I had a line on one over the winter, but didn’t pull the trigger. I regret that now.

What are your thoughts on this album?


20 Times Multiple Classic Albums Came Out On The Same Day

A number of days in rock history were marked by the release of classic albums that came out on the same day.

Here are 20 times multiple classic albums came out on the same day.

  • April 14, 1980

    Judas Priest – British Steel

    Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden


  • April 23, 1976

    Ramones – Ramones

    Rolling Stones – Black and Blue

  • June 1, 1967

    The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    David Bowie – David Bowie


  • August 21, 1990

    Alice in Chains – Facelift

    Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual

  • September 17, 1991

    Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I & II


    Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

  • September 24, 1991

    Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger

    Nirvana – Nevermind

    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

  • September 24, 1990

    AC/DC – The Razor’s Edge

    Megadeth – Rust in Peace


  • September 29, 1992

    Alice in Chains – Dirt

    Stone Temple Pilots – Core

  • October 17, 1980

    Bruce Springsteen – The River

    Dire Straits – Making Movies

  • November 1, 1994

    The Black Crowes – Amorica

    Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York

    Megadeth – Youthanasia

    Tom Petty – Wildflowers

  • November 10, 1978

    The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope

    Queen – Jazz

  • November 22, 1968

    The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

    The Beatles – The Beatles

  • January 11, 1971

    Chicago – Chicago III

    Janis Joplin – Pearl


  • February 1, 1970

    The Doors – Morrison Hotel

    James Taylor – Sweet Baby James

  • February 28, 1983

    U2 – War

    Styx – Kilroy Was Here

  • March 1, 1974

    Rush – Rush

    Aerosmith – Get Your Wings

  • March 8, 1994

    Soundgarden – Superunknown

    Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

  • March 24, 1986

    Van Halen – 5150

    Rolling Stones – Dirty Work

  • March 27, 1984

    Scorpions – Love at First Sting

    Ratt – Out of the Cellar


  • April 13, 1973

    David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch a Fire