Jamie 1970’s to 1980’s: Guns N Roses
Guns N Roses formed the band in Los Angeles, in 1985. The original musicians consisted of players, Duff McKagen, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Slash and Axl Rose. The band begin from the merging of two bands, LA Guns and Hollywood Rose. Eventually they had Guns N Roses original line up and they set out in 1985 on there self dubbed “Hell Tour”.
After creating a hype about themselves they were found by a Geffen Record A&R man, Tom Zutaut, after a show. Guns N Roses signed with Geffen and then released their debu album ‘Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide was released. This album began their journey on the music band wagon.
After the hype about the first album, Guns N Roses,
set out on recording their most famous album ‘Appetite for Destruction’. This was released on July 21 1987. This album contained some of their greatest hits. With the lease of the album there was a lot of controversy with the original cover. The cover artwork was the suggestion of singer axle rose; also the painting also became the name of the album. The artwork was ‘Appetite for Destruction’ by artist Robert Williams. The scene is of a mechanical monster that is about to attack a knife wielding robot rapist. This cover started a lot of controversy with the women liberate group, complaining that the cover was offensive. That album had to be placed in a brown paper bag in the music shops if they were going to be displayed.
Eventually the cover was revised from a biker tattoo artist; it was of the five band member’s heads in a skeleton form. Axl later went on to get it tattooed on his for arm. The album became an instant hit and stayed at number 1 of the billboard charts and to date has sold over 26 million copies.