Rolling Stone - 11/89
Rated #27 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.
Spin - p.105
"Shrieked in registers so high they never wanna come down....The greatest album ever made about how you can't run away from yourself."
Spin - p.89
"[T]he chiming intro and druggy harmonies of 'Paradise City' reached back to the Byrds."
Q - 7/01, p.86
Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".
Q - 8/00, p.127
Included in Q's "Best Metal Albums Of All Time" - "The sweariest rock album ever made...a riotous celebration of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll..."
Alternative Press - p.200
"Slash's leering, boogie-rock riffs reeked of danger and the Stones..."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.53
"A genuine rock classic and one of the greatest albums of the last 20 years....It was loud, nasty, caused public outcry and sold over 25 million copies."
Guns N' Roses: W. Axl Rose (vocals, synthesizer, percussion); Slash (acoustic & electric guitars); Izzy Stradlin (guitar, background vocals, percussion); Duff "Rose" McKagan (bass, background vocals); Steven Adler (drums).
Recorded at Rumbo Studios, Canoga Park, California; Take One Studio, Burbank, California; Can Am Studio, Tarzana, California.
Personnel: Axl Rose (vocals, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals); Slash (guitar, acoustic guitar); Izzy Stradlin (guitar, percussion, background vocals); Duff McKagan (bass guitar, background vocals); Steven Adler (drums).
Audio Mixers: Michael Barbiero; Steve Thompson .
Recording information: Can Am Studio, Tarzana, CA; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA; Take One Studio, Burbank, CA.
Photographers: Jack Lue; Robert John.
Unknown Contributor Role: Greg Freeman.