Guns N' Roses (EP)
|Guns N' Roses|
|EP by Guns N' Roses|
Studio tracks: 1986–1987|
Live tracks: June 28, 1987
|Venue||Marquee Club, London (live tracks)|
|Genre||Hard rock, heavy metal|
Guns N' Roses|
|Guns N' Roses chronology|
As of March 2018, the EP has sold 40,000 copies.
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 in 1987 on the 12" singles of "It's So Easy/Mr. Brownstone" 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, 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.
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 three was originally released on the EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide and later on the album G N' R Lies. 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.
|1.||"It's So Easy"||Guns N' Roses, West Arkeen||Live recording||3:58|
|2.||"Shadow of Your Love"||Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Paul Tobias||Faux live recording (studio track with overdubbed crowd noise)||3:06|
|3.||"Move to the City"||Stradlin, Del James, Chris Weber||Same version as on Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide||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|
- W. Axl Rose – lead vocals
- Slash – lead guitar
- Izzy Stradlin – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Duff "Rose" McKagan – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Steven Adler – drums, percussion
- "CSPC: Guns N' Roses Popularity Analysis". March 1, 2018.
- The fansite Here Today... Gone To Hell  states "Guns N' Roses EP aka Live From The Jungle EP", and gives 1987 as its year of release. The fansite GnRsource  called it "Live From The Jungle", and gives 1988 as its year of release.
- The fansite GNR Evolution  displays all three covers (vinyl and CD covers have obi strips) and gives 1987 as the year of release.
- 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.