Appetite for Destruction - Cover Art
Release Date: Jul 21, 1987
Record Label: Geffen

Appetite for Destruction

# Title Duration
1 Welcome to the Jungle 04:34
2 It's So Easy 03:23
3 Nightrain 04:29
4 Out ta Get Me 04:25
5 Mr. Brownstone 03:49
6 Paradise City 06:46
7 My Michelle 03:40
8 Think About You 03:52
9 Sweet Child o' Mine 05:55
10 You're Crazy 03:17
11 Anything Goes 03:26
12 Rocket Queen 06:13

Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album released in July 1987 on Geffen Records. It was well-received by critics and topped the American Billboard 200 chart. As of September 2008, the album has been certified 18 times Platinum by the RIAA, accumulating worldwide sales in excess of 28 million as of October 2008. The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Certifications & Peak Chart Positions:
#1 United States - 18 x Platinum
#5 United Kindom - 2 x Platinum
#7 Australia
#3 Austria
#3 Canada - Diamond
#16 Germany - Platinum
#11 Ireland
#5 Netherlands
#32 Sweden
#7 Switzerland

Guns N' Roses

  • W. Axl Rose – lead vocals, percussion on "Welcome to the Jungle", synthesizer and whistle on "Paradise City"
  • Izzy Stradlin – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead guitar on "Nightrain" and "Think About You", percussion on "Paradise City"
  • Slash – lead guitar, rhythm guitar on "Nightrain" and "Think About You", talkbox on "Anything Goes"
  • Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Adler – drums

Additional personnel

  • Mike Clink – production
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • Michael Barbiero – mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Victor Deyglio, Dave Reitzas, Micajah Ryan & Julian Stoll – engineering assistance
  • Andy Udoff – engineering assistance
  • Jeff Poe – engineering assistance
  • Robert Williams – paintings
  • Michael Hodgson – art direction, design
  • Robert John – photography
  • Jack Lue – photography
  • Greg Freeman – photography