Guns N' Roses (EP)

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Live from the Jungle
Cover of the 12-inch single, including obi strip.
EP by Guns N' Roses
Released 1988[1][2][3]
Recorded June 28, 1987
Marquee Club, London
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 25:58
Label Geffen
Producer Guns N' Roses
Vic Maile
Mike Clink
Guns N' Roses chronology
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide
(1986)
Live from the Jungle
(1988)
The "Civil War" EP
(1993)

Guns N' Roses is the second EP by the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released in 1988.

Background[edit]

The record was released in Japan only and features Sweet Child O' Mine from the album Appetite For Destruction plus tracks that had been previously released on the 1987 maxi singles of It's So Easy and Welcome To The Jungle. It appears to be self-titled, as no title apart from the band's name appears anywhere on the cover. However, the EP is often called Live from the Jungle,[2] named so because part of the large red text on the album's obi strip reads ライブ・フロム・ザ・ジャングル ガンズ・アンド・ローゼズ ("Raibu furomu za janguru / Ganzu ando rozezu"), meaning "Live from the jungle: Guns N' Roses". This is a reference to the song "Welcome to the Jungle", even though the song itself doesn't appear on the EP. The record has been released in vinyl, cassette, and CD format.[3]

Tracks one, four and five were recorded live at the Marquee Club in London on June 28, 1987. Track two and three sound like live recordings, but are actually studio recordings with overdubbed crowd noise. Track 6 is the studio version from Appetite for Destruction. The cover features the banned Robert Williams artwork also used (but very briefly) for Appetite for Destruction.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
1. "It's So Easy"   Guns N' Roses, West Arkeen Live recording 3:58
2. "Shadow of Your Love"   Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin Faux live recording (studio track with overdubbed crowd noise)[4] 3:06
3. "Move to the City"   Stradlin, Del James, Chris Weber Same version as on Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide and G N' R Lies 3:44
4. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan cover) Bob Dylan Live recording 4:40
5. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (AC/DC cover) Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott Live recording 4:30
6. "Sweet Child O' Mine"   Guns N' Roses Same version as on Appetite for Destruction 5:52
Total length:
25:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The databases of AOL music [1] and allmusic [2] name the EP "Guns 'N' Roses". The latter states that it was released in 1988.
  2. ^ a b The fansite Here Today... Gone To Hell [3] states "Guns N' Roses EP aka Live From The Jungle EP", and gives 1987 as its year of release. The fansite GnRsource [4] called it "Live From The Jungle", and gives 1988 as its year of release.
  3. ^ a b The fansite GNR Evolution [5] displays all three covers (vinyl and CD covers have obi strips) and gives 1987 as the year of release.
  4. ^ In his autobiography, Slash states (on page 166) that this track was recorded while the band was searching for a producer to record Appetite for Destruction. It was the first track Guns N' Roses recorded with Mike Clink, who was ultimately hired to do the job.

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