O, sweet, sweet riff. Still gives me the chills.
Classic Guns ‘n’ Roses, classic lineup. This is the band doing their thing for the cameras, leather-clad, bandanna wearing and full of rock n roll attitude. Slash’s legs are pretty wide here but it gives just an inkling of the continent-spanning stance on show in their later videos, particularly November Rain. All the girlfriends of the band members appear in this video.
Sweet Child O Mine was the third single from Appetite for Destruction and the band’s one and only #1 single. It was written in about 5 minutes after Slash jokingly played what he called a “circus riff” during a jam session. Axl Rose wrote the lyrics about his then-girlfriend Erin Everly.