REVIEW: USE YOUR ILLUSION I (Guns n' Roses/1991)


Strange case of Guns n' Roses. Just five years condenses the entire discography released by the original core of the band, made up of the Axl-Slash-Izzy-Duff quartet. Within that period of years, they released, under the Geffen Records label, a total of fifty songs. Thirty, more than half, are displayed in this double album of majestic composition. Three years had passed since their last studio adventure, the EP "GN'R Lies" (1988). From that time to this point, Guns had known how to place himself at the center of controversy: the xenophobic and homophobic lyrics of "One in a Million" lit the eyes of the press on the figure of Axl. A mistake that the singer regrets to this day. Years later, the group was willing to show much more than just complying with the proven recipe for the typical sex-drugs & rock and roll pose. The recording of both albums had been marathon, chaotic. The first echoes of the revolt within Gunner were being felt. They looked into their own sidereal abyss. Soon, the group's chemistry would explode through the air... Meanwhile, the collective image had grown to unthinkable limits. Having become a cult phenomenon, the boom had not yet reached its apex in our lands, landing in Argentina at the end of 1992. On the edge of the precipice, hung an illusion ready to take a somersault.

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