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On This Day…1991

Guns N‘ Roses released “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” on September 17 1991. The albums were released at midnight and sold over half a million copies in 2 hours. This was despite K-Mart and Walmart refusing to stock them as they contained profanity (which seems comical now when compared with today’s music).
The albums came four years after the enormous success of debut “Appetite For Destruction” and featured a total of 30 songs, including covers of “Live and Let Die” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. Both albums contain a number of classic songs (November Rain, Civil War, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry) but some filler as well, making you wonder how good this would have been with a bit of editing. As they have sold a combined 35 million units worldwide, it didn’t seem to matter too much!

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