6. August 2013 By Walter Price 2

A 25 Year Appetite

Can you believe it was 25 years ago today that Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction hit the #1 spot on the US charts? With all time classics “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, Paradise City” and, of course “Welcome To The Jungle”. For some reason the only reason I liked the video for Jungle was that Steven Adler wore a T.S.O.L. t-shirt. That’s just how my brain worked at the time.

Appetite went on to sell 28 million copies world wide. Cementing Guns N’ Roses as the greatest rock band of the period. Or so some say…

Although there is little argument from me about Appetite For Destruction being a damn good album. It has always irked me that when it was released the rock public all but forgot about one of the best albums out at the time. The Cult’s Electric. This Rick Ruben produced gem was an amazing effort from the British outfit led by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. It was and still Is a rock album with depth and emotion which Appetite seemed to lack at times. You can’t escape the power of tracks Like “Li’ Devil”, “Memphis Hip Shake” or “Aphrodisiac Jacket”.

For my money I go with The Cult’s Electric every time….