Milo here.

Today, we’re looking at a classic rock staple known and loved the world over, Sweet Child O’ Mine by “the world’s most dangerous band” (hardly) Guns N’ Roses. Check the video below:

Opening on one of the most famous guitar riffs of all time, there’s little doubt that the third single from GNR’s debut, Appetite For Destruction, is little less than a legendary song. Throughout the song, Slash’s guitarwork is as masterful as you’d expect, shredding profusely to the point where I’m almost sick, until that wicked solo where I’m actually sick from all of the awesomeness. Providing ample support is Duff McKagan’s bass work, which isn’t nearly as appreciated as it should be, as it has a suitable level of groove, while keeping in the same tone as the rest of the song. We’ve got a deceptive offbeat in this riff, meaning drummer Steven Adler is doing something unexpectedly complex behind the kit, which also goes underappreciated. Finally, the lyrics and delivery from Axl is little else than astounding, as Rose’s already impressive vocal range is pushed further to encompass the wide range of emotions the song covers. There is definite reason behind this being ranked as one of the greatest rock songs in history.

Lots of hugs, kisses and lacerations

Milo.

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