Guns N’ Roses – Utter Destruction

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1987-10-08 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England

Source: Original CD’s – wav – yt

Setlist:

1. Intro(My Way)
2. It’s So Easy
3. Move To The City
4. Out ta Get Me
5. Mr. Brownstone
6. My Michelle
7. Rocket Queen
8. Welcome To The Jungle
9. Nightrain
10. You’re Crazy
11. Paradise City
12. MC Encore Break
13. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
14. Reckless Life
15. Mama Kin
16. Sweet Child O’ Mine
17. Whole Lotta Rosie

Would be great if someone could make the timestamps for this, will pin it. I really haven’t got the time for it, as Making Fuckin’ Videos every day is really time consuming.

Guns N’ Roses spent three weeks in London during the summer of 1987. For Slash it was a homecoming – born in Hampstead, the guitarist lived in Stoke-on-Trent until his family moved to LA when he was five. For the others, on their first visit to the UK, it was at times a culture shock: the weirdly named puddings; the warm beer; the polite cops that didn’t carry guns; the funny way that the tabloid press wrote about these wild young rock’n’rollers from LA.
Along the way there would be trouble. The first Marquee gig almost descended into a mass brawl when a bunch of drunken assholes in the audience spat at the band and threw plastic beer glasses at them. Axl was close to being arrested after being thrown out of the Tower Records shop in Piccadilly. One of their apartments in Kensington would end up trashed after a party got out of hand.

But Guns N’ Roses would leave London at the end of June victorious. And when they returned, four months later, they would be hailed as the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world. What nobody knew was just how big this band were destined to become.

Read more about the european tour of 1987 (very cool read) here:
http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-02-19/guns-n-roses-anarchy-in-the-uk

We ended our tour on October 8, 1987, in London and it was amazing. The band was really coming into its own; we’d had enough road time by then to know what we were doing. We had become comfortable as players: we knew one another well enough that we didn’t have to think much about what we were doing the movement we went on. Once you have that familiarity, you can improvise and build from there and make every show unique. The Hammersmith Odeon show was explosive; die-hard fans that I run into to this day tell me it was the best show of ours they’ve ever seen. […] It couldn’t have happened in a better venue: the Hammersmith Odeon is the famous room where everyone from Motörhead to The Who to Black Sabbath to the Beatles to Johnny Cash had played; and it’s where Bowie did his final gig as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 [Slash’s autobiography, p 208-209]

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