November 23, 1993
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Album Rock

Album Review

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 play Stooges 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.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Since I Don't Have You
  2. New Rose
  3. Down on the Farm
  4. Human Being
  5. Raw Power
  6. Ain't It Fun
  7. Buick Makane (Big Dumb Sex) [Medley]
  8. Hair of the Dog
  9. Attitude
  10. Black Leather
  11. You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
  12. I Don't Care About You
  13. [Untitled Track]
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