GN'R Lies"Tom Zutaut convinced us to package the acoustic recordings we'd just done with the Live Like A Suicide album and release it immediately. We called it GN'R Lies." (Slash)
Although it was sold as such, this second record isn't an album as a whole but a collage of the four tracks from Live Like A Suicide and four new acoustic songs. GN'R Lies debuted at number 5 on the Billboard charts.
By: Guns N' Roses
Released: November 29, 1988
Producer: Mike Clink & Guns N' Roses
Recorded: Rumbo Studios / Take One Studios / Image Recording
- Axl Rose: lead vocals, percussion
- Slash: lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
- Izzy Stradlin: rhythm & lead guitars, backing vocals, percussion
- Duff McKagan: bass, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on "One In A Million"
- Steven Adler: drums, backing vocals
- Additionnal musicians: West Arkeen, Howard Teman, Rik Richards, Ray Grden (percussion)
- Reckless Life (Rose / Slash / Stradlin / Weber)
- Nice Boys (Rose Tatoo)
- Move To The City (Stradlin / Weber)
- Mama Kin (Aerosmith)
- Patience (Stradlin / McKagan / Rose)
- Used To Love Her (Stradlin)
- You're Crazy (Slash / Rose)
- One In A Million (Rose)
- B.C. Rich Warlock (Reckless Life / Nice Boys / Move To The City / Mama Kin)
- Guild AJF30 (Patience / Used To Love Her / You're Crazy / One In A Million)
- The first four tracks consist of the previously released EP Live Like A Suicide and The last four songs were recorded with acoustic guitars.
- GN'R Lies cover is a parody of tabloid newspapers, as are the liner notes. It underwent several minor modifications when the title was released on CD.
- "Mama Kin" is an Aerosmith song, which originally appeared on the band's 1973 debut album and "Nice Boys" is a Rose Tattoo cover from their 1978 album Rose Tattoo.
- "Used To Love Her" was written as a joke after Izzy Stradlin disliked a song he heard on the radio.
- "You're Crazy" is an acoustic version of the song originally released on Appetite For Destruction.
PatienceGuns N' Roses
From the album GN'R Lies
Released: April 1989
Tracklist: 1. Patience / 2. Rocket Queen
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