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Sweet Child O’ Mine was a Joke !!!!!!

Here is wat the gunners had to say about the song …

Sweet Child O’ Mine

sweet child o mine
Axl
“That’s a true story about my girlfriend at
this time. /../ I had written this poem, reached a dead end with it and
put it on the shelf. Then Slash and Izzy got working together
on songs and I came in, Izzy hit a rhythm, and all of a sudden
this poem popped in my head. It just all came together. A lot of rock bands are too fucking
wimpy to have any sentiment or any emotion in any of their stuff
unless they’re in pain. It’s the first positive love song I’ve
ever written, but I never had anyone to write anything about before, I guess.”

Source:-

[An Interview With The Gunners, Hit Parader - March 1988]

Slash

“If you listen to “Sweet Child of Mine,” the tempo on the very
beginning is different from when the drums come in, which is a little
faster. I had to play the beginning 50 times to
get it right with the drums.”

Source:-
[In The Classic Way, Guitar - Sep, 1988]

Slash

“”Sweet Child O’ Mine” was a joke. It was a fluke. I was sitting around
making funny faces and acting like an idiot and played that riff. Izzy
started playing the chords that I was playing, strumming them, and all
of a sudden Axl really liked it. I hated that song because it was so
stupid at first. I hated the guitar part. Now I really like it because
I’ve gotten it to the point where it sounds really good when I play it
live, and I’m so used to the song so I like it a lot more. But it
definitely wasn’t something I hummed out in my head. It was more like
me fucking around with the guitar. “

Source:-
[Stix (1992) Slash - Guitar From The Gut, Guitar For The Practicing Musician - Nov 1992]

Slash
“The band was signed already, and the rest of the band had moved on to
greener pastures, living with some girls or something. But where Izzy
and I lived, we had no electricity and no hot water. It was a house
some manager – with whom we had no intentions of working with – rented
us, which we destroyed completely. And on an evening everybody happened
to be there, I was sitting in front of the broken down fireplace going
[sings opening bars]. It was literally a joke! The next thing you know,
Izzy started playing the basic chords, Axl got inspired and started
singing.”

Source:-
[Turner (2001) 10 Rockin' Riffs From Appetite, Lies, Use Your Illusion I-II, Guitar One - June 2001]

Duff

“It was probably the hardest song for me
and Steve to record, just because you have to keep a steadiness
and also keep the emotion in it. /../ The thing about ‘Sweet Child,’ it was written in five
minutes. It was one of those songs, only three chords. You know
that guitar lick Slash does at the beginning? It was kinda lika
a joke because we thought, ‘What is this song? It’s gonna be nothin’,
it’ll be filler on the record.’ And except that vocal-wise, it’s
very sweet and sincere, Slash was fuckin’ around when he first
wrote that lick.”

Source:-
[An Interview With The Gunners,
Hit Parader - March 1988]

Song Of the day :- “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns and Roses wasnt that obvious ?? :D

PS:Nice posts by Karan on Felicity 07 check them out here and here .

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