Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records GFLD 19286 008811928629
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 32XD-821 4988014352338
Appetite for Destruction 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records P-13556 4988014456012
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 9 24148-2 720642414828
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 9 24148-2 720642414828
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records GEFD 24148 075992414821
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records CGEFD 24148 77749555706602
Appetite for Destruction 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records 924 148-1, WX 125 075992414814
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 924 148-2 07599241482
Appetite for Destruction (2 catalogue number edition) CD 12 Geffen Records GED 24148, GEFD 24148 720642414828
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 924 148-2 075992414821
Appetite for Destruction 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records 9242111 075992421119
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 9 24148-2, D 170348 [none]
Appetite for Destruction 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records GHS 24148 075992414814
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 9 24148-2 075992414821
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 9 24211-2 075992421126
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 Geffen Records 9 24211-2 720642421123
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 MCA Victor, Inc. (Japanese holding company, active 1991–1997; do not use as release label!) MVCG-12 4988067000125
Appetite for Destruction (Remastered) CD 12 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 699 015775169920
Appetite for Destruction (Reissue) CD 12 MCA Victor, Inc. (Japanese holding company, active 1991–1997; do not use as release label!) GEFD-24148, MVCG-19304 4988067033048
Appetite for Destruction 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records 424 148-1 0720642414811
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-2101 4988005307248
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-9716 4988005374196
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-6430 4988005442468
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-91203 4988005537430
Appetite for Destruction 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records GHS 24148 720642414811
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-91460 4988005561077
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-94334 4988005584328
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-91634 4988005619853
Appetite for Destruction 2×CD 12 + 18 Geffen Records 00602567565659 602567565659
Appetite for Destruction (Deluxe Edition) 2×SHM-CD 12 + 18 Geffen Records UICY-78831/2 4988031288467
Appetite for Destruction 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 4 Geffen Records B0028153-01 602567483908
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe) 4×CD + Blu-ray 12 + 12 + 12 + 15 + 39 Geffen Records, Universal Music Enterprises (not for release label use; catalog/reissue division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) B0028288-00 602567523758
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe, Mastered for iTunes) 4×Digital Media 12 + 12 + 12 + 15 Geffen Records 602567673712
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe) 4×Digital Media 12 + 12 + 12 + 15 Geffen Records 602567673736
Appetite For Destruction (deluxe edition, Mastered for iTunes) 2×Digital Media 12 + 18 Geffen Records 602567691136
Appetite for Destruction CD 12 UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) 602567565659
Appetite for Destruction (3 catalogue number edition) CD 12 Uzi Suicide, Geffen Records 424 148-2, GED 24148, GEFD 24148 720642414828
Appetite for Destruction Digital Media 12 Geffen Records 720642414828

Relationships

artist & repertoire support: Teresa Ensenat
Tom Zutaut
associated singles/EPs: It’s So Easy
Move to the City (1988 acoustic version)
Nightrain
Paradise City
Shadow of Your Love
Sweet Child o’ Mine
Sweet Child o’ Mine / Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle (1986 Sound City session)
included in: 2 for 1: Appetite for Destruction + G N’R Lies
3 Original CDs
part of: Rye Coalition's 10 Albums (number: 3)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 62)
Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 76)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000192878 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/9467 [info]
Wikidata: Q270690 [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/Guns-n-roses/Appetite-for-destruction [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/Guns_N'_Roses:Appetite_For_Destruction_(1987) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/G/Guns_N'_Roses/Discography/Appetite_for_Destruction/ [info]
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/guns_n_roses/appetite_for_destruction/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/10349/ [info]
https://www.spirit-of-metal.com/en/album/Appetite_for_Destruction/8011 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/8xjw [info]

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Guns N' Roses were formed in 1985 and eventually signed to Geffen records after two years of hard graft (and, one suspects, just as hard playtime) in the rock clubs of LA. It was these two years of bawdy experience that would be the inspiration for their first album, Appetite for Destruction.

And this is what makes Appetite such an oddity. It inhabits a strangely hermetic place, concerning itself as it does with the scene in which the band were born, whether it be the band's girlfriends (Sweet Child O'Mine, My Michelle), their chemical intake (Mr Brownstone, Rocket Queen) or just LA, itself (Welcome to the Jungle).

Even the band's appearance verged on the parodic. While they were at odds with the prevalent glam metal stylings of bands like Motley Crue (with whom they toured) or Bon Jovi, the band themselves - all cowboy boots, bandanas and leather - hardly broke the mould. Yet they traded on a dynamic that balanced them between the lifestyle they portrayed and the no-nonsense kick-ass aesthetic of their sound. Punk metal was born.

And let's make no bones about it: this band could play. Steven Adler's drums sound huge, while Slash's riffs had yet to descend into cliche, his snarling Les Paul force-fed through a growling wah-wah. Axl Rose's cartoon squeal of indignation was the perfect summation of the band's philosophy of good times to be had living on the 'edge'. Appetite... never lets up. Never had hedonism sounded so good.

But perhaps the real innovation about this band was the way they were marketed. Having lost touch with their grass roots support while recording this album, it was David Geffen's intervention at MTV that saw their video for Welcome to the Jungle put on rotation, opening the wallets of middle America and, eventually, the rest of the world. This was metal for a new age of the media.

Of course, the band couldn't make a move without courting infamy. The original 'robotic rapist' sleeve by hot rod icon Robert Williams had to be withdrawn after protesters began to boycott the album. Re-sleeved, the album racked up sales of 25 million. It remains GN'R's crowning glory.

Whatever your thoughts on Axl and company today, on Appetite... the band was hungry, capable of turning on the fireworks and, most importantly, making a noise that your parents would detest.