Believe in Me (Duff McKagan album)

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Believe in Me
Studio album by Duff McKagan
Released September 28, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Hard rock, punk rock, heavy metal
Label Geffen
Producer Duff McKagan and Jim Mitchell
Duff McKagan chronology
Believe in Me
(1993)
Beautiful Disease
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Believe in Me is Duff McKagan's first solo album, released on September 28, 1993. The track "Believe in Me" was also released as a single. At its peak, the album reached #137 on the Billboard 200. The album is believed to have sold about 100,000 copies worldwide, and is featuring such notable guests as Duff's former Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Matt Sorum, Dizzy Reed and Gilby Clarke, Skid Row members Sebastian Bach, Rob Affuso and Dave Sabo, Lenny Kravitz and Jeff Beck. The song, "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory", from the Guns N' Roses album, "The Spaghetti Incident?", was recorded during the sessions for this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Believe in Me" (featuring Slash) – 3:23
  2. "I Love You" – 4:14
  3. "Man in the Meadow" – 4:50
  4. "(F@*ked Up) Beyond Belief" (featuring Jeff Beck and Matt Sorum) – 3:29
  5. "Could It Be U" (featuring Dizzy Reed) – 3:04
  6. "Just Not There" (featuring Slash) – 3:34
  7. "Punk Rock Song" – 1:37
  8. "The Majority" (featuring Lenny Kravitz) – 3:10
  9. "10 Years" (featuring Gilby Clarke) – 4:29
  10. "Swamp Song" (featuring Jeff Beck) – 3:04
  11. "Trouble" (featuring Sebastian Bach and Dave "The Snake" Sabo) – 3:12
  12. "F@*k You" – 3:24
  13. "Lonely Tonite" – 3:03

Singles[edit]

In early 1993, a 3 track single of "Believe in Me" was released with the track listing of "Believe in Me", "Bambi" (a cover of Prince) and "Cracked Actor" (a cover of David Bowie). A promo single of "Punk Rock Song" was also released.

The song "Believe in Me" was also released as a music video in 1993 and received minimal airplay on MTV, It is mostly compiled of low quality videos of Duff during his touring and recording time.

Man in the Meadow is an elegy to his late friend Todd Crew of Jetboy.

Personnel[edit]

  • Duff McKagan - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, synthesizer, piano, drums, backing vocals
  • Joie Mastrokalos - lead guitar (touring band member), backing vocals on "Swamp Song" and "Fuck You"
  • Richard Duguay - bass (touring band member)
  • Aaron Brooks - drums (touring band member)
  • Teddy Andreadis - organ, clavinet[2]
  • Slash - lead guitar on "Believe in Me" and "Just Not There"
  • Dizzy Reed - piano, farfisa organ, backing vocals on "Could It Be You"
  • Matt Sorum - drums on "(Fucked up) Beyond Belief"
  • Gilby Clarke - rhythm guitar and backing vocals on "10 Years"
  • Jeff Beck - lead guitar on "(Fucked up) Beyond Belief" and "Swamp Song"
  • Lenny Kravitz - vocals on "The Majority"
  • Sebastian Bach - vocals on "Trouble"
  • Dave "The Snake" Sabo - guitar on "Trouble" and "Lonely Tonite"
  • West Arkeen - guitar on "Man in the Meadow", "Swamp Song" and "Fuck You"
  • Rob Affuso - drums on "Swamp Song" and "Fuck You"
  • Bobbie Brown-Lane - backing vocals on "Believe In Me"
  • London McDaniel - bridge vocals on "Man in the Meadow", percussion on "The Majority"
  • Doc Newmann - rap vocals on "Fuck You"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "DUFF MCKAGAN – Believe In Me « Metal Excess". Metalexcess.wordpress.com. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2012-01-16.