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What made you a GNR fan?
Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:52 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:56 PM
Was it Axl's voice or the music?
Heard Sweet Child O' Mine on the radio in 1988 when I was 5 years old. I enjoyed the song. It was not a question of the "voice" or "the music." Either you enjoy a song or you don't. If I didn't like the song, I wouldn't have given any thought as to why.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:06 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:33 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:37 PM
Just before Appetite came out when I was 17 I read about them in a rock magazine about new bands coming out, I went out and got the album right away and loved it.
Then he played it for me, I was BLOWN away and been a fan ever since. Thanks BECKET!!!
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:37 PM
And theres no other band where i have such a huge collection of songs, with so much variety, and i never get bored of them like some bands.
Edited by OJones90, 08 November 2012 - 10:38 PM.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:52 PM
Anyway, I love the band old and new.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:59 PM
There is not a soul on this planet at least at the time, even now, that likes rock music and does not like Appetite, people that don't even dig the genre have THAT record in their collection.
Why? It was something created in the right place at the right time and just when the world needed it. Cannot be duplicated, No other record gets me off like that.
Just play the record and you'll know why
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:04 PM
Edited by WhazUp, 08 November 2012 - 11:06 PM.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:07 PM
Still to this day, people from high school remember me as the Guns N' Roses girl, all this when grunge was all the rage at the time. Last year at a small reunion with some old high school friends and acquaintances I ran into one of those grunge loving, flannel shirt, simple shoes wearing boys that laughed at me for me being an Axl fan girl. He came up to me out of no where and said he wanted to tell me that a few years after high school (graduated in 1998) he and his friends started getting into GNR, and they made the comment that you know that Trisha, my real name, really was wise beyond her years with all that GNR stuff and he just thought I should know. , He said at that time they didn't realize all the classic songs they had and just considered them another hair band, now they are one his favorite bands. Made my day! Vindication!
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:18 PM
Still my favorite rock singer of all time.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:24 PM
Anyway, I spent the summer in Greece in 1992 and I would hang out down in this local square where some long-haired metalheads would chill across the way with their boomboxes. They were rocking the fuck out to Metallica, Gn'R and Def Leppard, at least those are the three I remember most. My sister made friends with the group that summer and when she came home, she immediately bought the black album, Appetite/Illusions and Hysteria. This also coincided with the summer we got cable. Guns was all over their airwaves with the "November Rain" video.
Funny. I recall seeing a girl from my class in a local candy store the fall previous to that summer. She was wearing a Metallica shirt. She was hard into all that metal and rock because of her older bro. I specifically remember telling her "Metallica SUCKS." But in reality 'twas I who sucked. I was ignorant to r&r, man.
So anyway, whenever my sister wasn't home my buddy and I would sneak into her room and crank her Gn'R records on her stereo. We used to pretend we were Axl and Slash, just air guitaring and singing our little asses off. Grunge and then alternative soon took hold. I was a GIANT Nirvana fan. Guns kinda went to the backburner in the later '90s after the real band broke up. But I never stopped listening to those old records.
I remember I made a compilation tape for my then-girlfriend in the late '90s and included several songs on that gem, including "November Rain" and "Patience."
I listen to Guns N' Roses every day. Literally every day. I watch videos on youtube, on DVD, or listen on iTunes. I play them in the jukebox out at the bars. My dog's name is Axl. Everybody knows I'm basically obsessed with this band, America's greatest rock act ever.
Those fuckin' metalheads in the village square in Greece. That's what set off the obsession. I thank them.
Edited by GnR Chris, 08 November 2012 - 11:26 PM.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:40 AM
I couldn't say if Axl's voice or the band stuck out to me more than the other, it was all about the whole product to me, it was the sound of raw perfection
Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:51 AM
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