Guns N’ Roses The Spaghetti Incident? Turns 20

Loudster Co | November 25, 2013 - 3:45 am
By The Audio Mug | November 25, 2013
The Spaghetti Incident?, the last album for the actual lineup of Guns N’ Roses turned 20 years old this week since released in Nov. 23, 1993 via Geffen Records. The album basically is a cover album and comprises covers of older punk rock and hard rock songs. The album marked the last to feature guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum (Before Axl Rose wheeled himself with bunch of lineup changing.)

There is an 'incident' beyond the album title which is knew that was an inside joke referring to a food fight between Rose and their before Sorum’ drummer Steven Adler. Much was made of this food fight during Adler’s lawsuit against the band in 1993, in which he attorney referred to it as “the Spaghetti Incident.” In that years as punk albums go, The Spaghetti Incident? lacks righteous anger and rage. As Guns N’ Roses albums go, it’s a complete delight, returning to the ferocious, hard-rocking days of Appetite for Destruction. The Gunners play Stooges and New York Dolls songs exactly as they do Nazareth - as straight-ahead, driving riff-rockers. After the epic Use Your Illusions, the band sounds like it’s having fun, not caring about making “art” like “November Rain” or “Estranged.” Unfortunately, the tacked-on Charles Manson song leaves a bad aftertaste, but not because of the song itself; the inclusion of the song seems like a publicity-seeking stunt, a way to increase their sales while trying to regain their street credibility. And as The Spaghetti Incident? proves, they didn't need to stoop so low.

01 “Since I Don’t Have You” (The Skyliners cover)
02 “New Rose” (The Damned cover)
03 “Down On The Farm” (U.K. Subs cover)
04 “Human Being” (New York Dolls cover)
05 “Raw Power” (The Stooges cover)
06 “Ain’t It Fun” (Rocket from the Tombs, Dead Boys cover)
07 “Buick Mackane (Big Dumb Sex)” (T. Rex, Soundgarden cover)
08 “Hair Of The Dog” (Nazareth cover)
09 “Attitude” (Misfits cover)
10 “Black Leather” (The Professionals cover)
11 “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (Johnny Thunders cover)
12 “I Don’t Care About You” (Fear cover)
13 “Look At Your Game, Girl” (Charles Manson cover)

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