Guns N’ Roses, Framed
And not some other planet! Our planet! Earth!!
It all happened in the late 1980s, after the release of their now-revered Appetite For Destruction album. It not only hit #1, it sold over 28 million copies worldwide.
Well, GNR was off to the races, quickly following up with G N' R Lies, which hit #2, and an ambitious double-album, Use Your Illusion, which hit both #2 and #1 in the same week! They were up to 87 million sold.
But all wasn't well in GNRville: the original band had only one more album in them, and that would be a bunch of cover songs. Tensions between singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash were out of hand, and Slash finally up and quit. Eventually, in fact, everyone but Axl did, and, although GNR continued to exist, it wasn't exactly the band everyone remembers.
This week's video is "Patience," which was on G N' R Lies back in 1988. The song is all about a girl showing, well, just a little patience with her guy... just as GNR were, ironically, running out of patience with themselves.
OK, team, wheel in the captions!
1 -- An inside look at the recording of GNR's greatest hits! Play it again!
2 -- "I say he leaves in a petulant fit and starts a new band that goes nowhere. What's your call?"