My Classic Album with Mike Norris


Episode 24: 'Appetite For Destruction' with Skunk Manhattan

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"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'.

Mike Norris