Episode 87: Use Your Illusion
Use Your Illusion I & II (& III & IV?!)
I really had the urge to listen to Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion I & II after my friend mentioned she was going to a GNR concert. As I was listening to some of my favorite tracks on my drive home from work, I started laughing because I used to think that both discs for UYI was just one album. I legitimately thought the album was called Use Your Illusion II. Sort of a tongue-in-cheek joke like, “what happened to Use Your Illusion I?”
Of course, I was incorrect because both discs were released, separately for whatever reason, on September 17th, 1991. II is much more popular than I, outselling its counterpart by nearly 100k more copies. Both discs were projected to be huge sellers in the first week, but fell short of expectations. Part of me wondered if the reason for that was that GNR didn’t just release them together as a double album. In fact, there was an idea of doing three or even four discs for UYI. Many songs recorded during this time period ended up becoming “The Spaghetti Incident?”. Come to find out, Axl Rose had a noble reason for two separate albums.
“So that people could afford it. You know, they could buy one or the other or they could buy one and the friend could buy the other and they can tape it. […] It was also competitive with other things on the market. You know, if someone else’s record is $12.95 and ours is 30 bucks. . .”
Look at that, Good Guy Axl!
There’s some other stuff on this episode. We talked about dating, how expensive weddings are, and Kaz and I’s hatred of AC/DC. Seriously, AC/DC is WACK IN BLACK. Anyway, here’s the music video for one of my favorite GNR songs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vygQZ9hYqyENext Episode: Episode 88: Eat More Sweet Potatoes
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