Guns n' Roses - Live at CBGB, Oct. 30, 1987
Good thing I never claimed to have any indie cred, because this post would have wiped it out for good.
So it seems the world is anxiously awaiting the release of the forthcoming Guns 'n Roses album, Chinese Democracy. I will fully admit to being somewhat curious about the release. The two volumes of Use Your Illusion were among the first CD's I ever bought for myself (thanks BMG!) and I remember watching the Gn'R videos from that era repeatedly on MTV. Yes kids, they actually used to show music videos on that steaming pile of a channel.
Back on topic, I can understand why some people are looking forward to Chinese Democracy. Gn'R used to be one hell of a rock band. This post, however, showcases them outside of a "rock" environment. Here we have the band playing a short acoustic set at NYC's legendary CBGB in the fall of 1987, before the classic Lies album (1988) had even hit stores. Can you believe this was nearly 20 years ago? Wow.
Guns n' Roses
October 30, 1987
CBGB, New York City
1. One in a Million
2. Used to Love Her
4. Mr. Brownstone
5. Move to the City
Also, it appears that they may have opened the show with "You're Crazy" but it didn't find its way onto my bootleg recording. Hmm. If you have it, please send it along. Please?
Gothamist has pointers to YouTube videos from the show.
I have some more rare Gn'R on the hard drive that I can share if there's any interest. Speak up, people.