The Only Perk Of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction,’ Rick Allen Explains
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen recently spoke about Guns N’ Roses and their debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction’ during an appearance on Appetite for Distortion. The drummer revealed his feelings when he first listened to the record and said he loved it.
Guns N’ Roses released their debut album entitled ‘Appetite for Destruction’ in 1987. Though it was not very successful when it was first released, it made a huge commercial success within one year thanks to its iconic songs like ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Sweet Child O’ mine,’ and ‘Paradise City.’ Eventually, the record became the best-selling debut album and later became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
While GNR was working on their first studio album, Rick Allen was already making a name for himself in the rock music scene with Def Leppard. He had lost his arm in 1985 but had shown high courage by adapting his drumming to his condition. He didn’t give up on music and rock and roll and stayed determined to continue playing.
Rick Allen recently spoke about the first time he listened to the GNR debut in an interview. The drummer stated that it was insane for a particular reason. According to him, this album needs to be listened to in the highest volume possible, and it has the power to blow up the ‘doors of the place.’ He talked about the rage in the sound and how much he loved that upon hearing the album.
Allen’s words about ‘Appetite for Destruction’ follows:
“I thought that the first record was just insane. I loved it. It was one of those records you couldn’t play quietly. It had to be on walk ten, preferably eleven. I thought that just kind of blew the doors of the place. It had the angst, it was just something that you had to play loudly, so I really loved it.”
You can watch Rick Allen’s interview and listen to ‘Appetite for Destruction’ below.