024 - 'APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION' WITH SKUNK MANHATTAN

"Do you know where you are?"

American musician and producer Skunk Manhattan joins Mike to welcome you to the Jungle in this edition of 'My Classic Album' as we break down the must successful debut album of all time: 1987's 'Appetite For Destruction' by Guns N' Roses!

Mike and Skunk delve in to the true story of an album that has influenced them both heavily and began Skunk's own journey into music. Together they try to explain just what makes the classic GN'R line-up of Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler and this album so special.

 

How did Elton John's 'Your Song' influence one of the songs on the album?

What were the x-rated lyrics that Slash originally fought to be the chorus for 'Paradise City'?

After 23 episodes of 'My Classic Album' which track on 'Appetite For Destruction' holds the distinction of being Mike's favourite song of all time?

 

All these questions and more answered on this awesome edition of 'My Classic Album'.

 

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Music Credit: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

020 - 'STICKY FINGERS' WITH DIZZY REED

Legendary bands collide on 'My Classic Album' as Mike teams up with Guns N' Roses' Dizzy Reed to break down 'Sticky Fingers' by the Rolling Stones!

Together Mike and Dizzy dissect an album that saw the Stones begin the 1970's as the band they wanted to be armed with songs that would become as iconic as the band themselves.

 

What kind of influence would new guitarist Mick Taylor have on the sound of the band?

Which songs on 'Sticky Fingers' were the first songs that Dizzy learnt to play on guitar?

Why does Dizzy not normally trust the opinions of professors on rock n' roll and who is the man to change his mind?

 

All this and more on this huge edition of 'My Classic Album'.

 

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Music Credit: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

 
Sticky Fingers
By The Rolling Stones