February 22, 2021
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Guns N' Roses – Appetite For Destruction 1987 FIRST PRESSING BANNED COVER XXXG 24148
***SEALED*** FOR 34 YEARS! WITH 'PEACHES' STICKER STRATEGICALLY PLACED.
SHARP CORNERS ALL AROUND, NO DINGS, BENDS OR TEARS....PRISTINE!
Label: Geffen Records – XXXG 24148, Geffen Records – GHS 24148, Uzi Suicide – none
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Uncensored Cover, Allied Pressing
Country: US, Released: Jul 21, 1987
The original vinyl cover artwork was a painting by the artist Robert Williams (15), also titled 'Appetite For Destruction'. This artwork was deemed too controversial by retailers and was replaced by a 'cross tattoo' designed by Bill White Jr. and drawn by Andy Engel. Some versions of the US compact disc release had the booklet cover artwork reversed, with photos of the band members on the front, and the 'cross tattoo' on the inside.
Some vinyl and compact disc versions include a hype sticker affixed to the front cover advertising the single 'Sweet Child O' Mine', as well as the song 'Welcome To The Jungle' which was featured in the 1988 film 'The Dead Pool'.
The vinyl release was split into Side G and Side R; G dealt with themes like drugs and life in the big city, while R dealt with sex and relationships.