As punk albums go, The Spaghetti Incident?
lacks righteous anger and rage. As Guns N' Roses
albums go, it's a complete delight, returning to the ferocious, hard-rocking days of Appetite for Destruction
. The Gunners
and New York Dolls
songs exactly as they do Nazareth
-- as straight-ahead, driving riff-rockers. After the epic Use Your Illusions
, the band sounds like it's having fun, not caring about making "art" like "November Rain" or "Estranged." Unfortunately, the tacked-on Charles Manson
song leaves a bad aftertaste, but not because of the song itself; the inclusion of the song seems like a publicity-seeking stunt, a way to increase their sales while trying to regain their street credibility. And as The Spaghetti Incident?
proves, they didn't need to stoop so low.