50 Years, 50 Albums 1987: Guns ‘N Roses ‘Appetite for Destruction’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1987: Guns ‘N Roses ‘Appetite for Destruction’

This is the third debut album in our Hall of Fame. Guns ‘N Roses Appetite for Destruction. Released in July of 1987 when hair metal bands were dominating rock station charts, we all thought that this was just another hair band out of L.A. That’s until you dropped the needle on cut one, side one and got your head blown off by “Welcome to the Jungle.” No, this was not another hair band out of L.A. but a straight-ahead hard rocking band. It wasn’t until the following year that this album became a massive commercial success with songs like the aforementioned “Mr. Brownstone” to the showstopper “Paradise City” and the classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Add along “Rocket Queen,” Nightrain” and “My Michelle,” you have the best-selling debut album of all time, as well the 11th best-selling album of all time in the United States. At this time, we would like to induct Guns ‘N Roses’ Appetite for Destruction into the WPLR Hall of Fame.

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