Spaghetti Incident? (1xCD)
Released: September 27, 2004
Release InfoGuns N' Roses: W. Axl Rose (vocals, keyboards); Duff McKagan (guitar, bass, drums, background vocals); Slash (guitar, background vocals); Gilby Clarke (guitar); Dizzy Reed (keyboards, background vocals); Matt Sorum (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Michael Monroe (vocals); Mike Staggs, Richard Duguay, Carlos Booy (guitar); Mike Fasano (percussion); Eddie Huletz, Rikki Rachtman, S.C. Bailey, Blake Stanton, Eric Mills (background vocals).
Producers: Mike Clink, Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, Jim Mitchell.
THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT? is part of the Geffen Goldline Series.
The last official studio recording of the '90s for Guns 'N' Roses was 1993's THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT?. This collection of mostly punk covers was released at a time when G'N'R was reeling from both internal dissension (founding member Izzy Stradlin left after the release of USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II) and the great grunge explosion of 1991 that made the band seem passe. Rather than jumping on any bandwagons, the California quintet instead paid homage to heroes overlooked by kids caught up in buying the right kind of flannel.
Leading the charge was bassist Duff McKagan (who'd played with almost 30 Seattle bands including the Fartz and Fastbacks), G'N'R recorded scorching covers of songs by Fear ("I Don't Care About You"), the New York Dolls ("Human Being"), and the Damned ("New Rose"). New guitarist Gilby Clarke provided a solid foil for Slash as Axl Rose crooned doo-wop (The Skyliner's "Since I Don't Have You") and sang with a faux British accent (UK Subs' "Down on the Farm"). Being Guns 'N' Roses meant controversy was never far behind and this time around the boys were criticized for including a hidden cover of Charles Manson's "Look At Your Game Girl."
Tracks1. 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 Mckane
8. Hair Of The Dog
10. Black Leather
11. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
12. I Don't Care About You
13. Look At Your Game Girl