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Released: Nov. 23, 1993

Rating: 2.813 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: hard rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Since I Donít Have You (Beaumont/ Rock/ Skyliners)
  2. New Rose (James)
  3. Down on the Farm (Garrett/ Gibbs/ Harper)
  4. Human Being (Johansen/ Thunders)
  5. Raw Power (Pop/ Williamson)
  6. Ainít It Fun (Chrome/ Laughner)
  7. Buick MacKane (Big Dumb Sex) [medley] (Bolan/ Cornell)
  8. Hair of the Dog (Agnew/ Charlton/ McCafferty/ Sweet)
  9. Attitude (Danzig)
  10. Black Leather (Jones)
  11. You Canít Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Thunders)
  12. I Donít Care about You (Ving)
  13. Look at Your Game Girl [unlisted track] (Manson)


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI Ė click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 5.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Ainít It Fun (11/13/93) #8 AR, #9 UK
  • Hair of the Dog (12/11/93) #11 AR
  • Since I Donít Have You (3/5/94) #69 US, #10 UK

The Spaghetti Incident?
Guns Ní Roses
ďAs punk albums go, The Spaghetti Incident? lacks righteous anger and rage. As Guns Ní Roses albums go, itís a complete delight, returning to the ferocious, hard-rocking days of Appetite for Destruction. The Gunners play Stooges and New York Dolls songs exactly as they do Nazareth Ė as straight-ahead, driving riff-rockers. After the epic Use Your Illusions, the band sounds like itís having fun, not caring about making Ďartí like ĎNovember Rainí or ĎEstranged.í Unfortunately, the tacked-on Charles Manson song leaves a bad aftertaste, but not because of the song itself; the inclusion of the song seems like a publicity-seeking stunt, a way to increase their sales while trying to regain their street credibility. And as The Spaghetti Incident? proves, they didnít need to stoop so lowĒ (Erlewine).

Interestingly, cover albums are often seen as a bandís appeasement to fans waiting for new material. Little did anyone know how long that layover would be; while Axl Rose obsessed over the next album, the rest of the band fled Ė as did most of the bandís fans as the lackadaisical response to Guns Ní Rosesí Chinese Democracy in 2008.

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previous album: Use Your Illusion II (1991) next album: Chinese Democracy (2008)

Last updated January 29, 2009.