Ride #73: Axel Throws

Appetite For Destruction by Guns N’ Roses (1987)

Sunday, January 13th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Album Details:

Via AllMusic:

“Guns N’ Roses’ debut, Appetite For Destruction was a turning point for hard rock in the late 80s — it was a dirty, dangerous, and mean record in a time when heavy metal meant nothing but a good time. On the surface, Guns N’ Roses may appear to celebrate the same things as their peers — namely, sex, liquor, drugs, and rock & roll — but there is a nasty edge to their songs, since Axl Rose doesn’t see much fun in the urban sprawl of L.A. and its parade of heavy metal thugs, cheap women, booze, and crime. The music is as nasty as the lyrics, wallowing in a bluesy, metallic hard rock borrowed from Aerosmith, AC/DC, and countless faceless hard rock bands of the early 80s. It’s a primal, sleazy sound that adds grit to already grim tales… But as good as Rose’s lyrics and screeching vocals are, they wouldn’t be nearly as effective without the twin-guitar interplay of Slash and Izzy Stradlin, who spit out riffs and solos better than any band since the Rolling Stones, and that’s what makes Appetite For Destruction the best metal record of the late 80s.”

Ride Details:

Let’s head to LA-AX, an axe-throwing club in North Hollywood, for some competitive tossing. Afterwards, we’ll grab dinner and drinks at District Pub.


Walk-in sessions at LA-AX cost $25/hr per person.