An album with an infamous history behind it. Guns N' Roses began to write and record new music in 1994. In the following years, everyone that recorded predecessor The Spaghetti Incident? aside from Axl and keyboardist Dizzy Reed either quit or was fired. Seeing Chinese Democracy be released in 2008 was considered, by some, akin to pigs flying or Hell freezing over.
Guns'n Roses - Chinese Democracy (2008).
Guns N' Roses-Chinese Democracy (Geffen Records, 2008). Guns N' Roses crawled out of the gutters of Los Angeles in 1987 and hit the stagnating hard rock scene square in the face with their debut album, the epic hand grenade, Appetite For Destruction. Guns N' Roses quickly became one of the biggest, and most controversial, bands in the world, leaving chaos and destruction in their wake wherever they went.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of Chinese Democracy is that it's about the fifth-most shocking Guns N' Roses album.
The conundrum of Guns N' Roses' 2008 album Chinese Democracy is clear: Why on earth would a preposterously individualist rock star produce a solipsistic piece of art, thinly veil it as a democratic effort, and then nearly disown it like Tony Kaye in the aftermath of American History X? It was his weight to bear. He really put his balls on the line," says Tommy Stinson, former bassist of Guns N' Roses and The Replacements. During the period of recording Chinese Democracy (1994-2008), Axl Rose had become a wounded and mythical figure
Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy': 10 Things You Didn't Know. McKagan is the third GN’R member to tease an in-the-works album, following Slash and guitarist Richard Fortus. Axl, Duff, myself and Richard have all talked abou. here’s material and stuff going on already for a new record, Slash told an interviewer earlier this month. It’s just, with Guns N’ Roses, you don’t go, ‘Oh, there is a plan, and it’s gonna be like this,’ because that’s not how it works
|1-3||There Was A Time|
|1-4||Catcher In The Rye|
|1-8||Rhiad And The Bedouins|
|1-9||Oh My God|
|1-14||Knock In On Heaven's Door|
|1-15||Get In The Ring|
|2-1||Right Next Door To Hell|
|2-3||Live And Let Die|
|2-4||Don't Cry (Original)|
|2-6||You Ain't The First|
|2-8||Back Off Bitch|
|2-12||Garden Of Eden|
|2-13||Don't Damn Me|
NotesFeatures Chinese Democracy Demos + Use Your Illusion Tracks
|KSR-105||Guns N' Roses||Long Overdue (Chinese Democracy Demos) (CD, Unofficial)||King Stork Records||KSR-105||Japan||2006|
|26783||Guns N' Roses||Whenever It's Done... (CD, Comp, Unofficial, Dig)||Big FD Entertainment Ltd.||26783||Europe||2006|
|GNRCDLP001||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (LP, Unofficial, Blu)||Not On Label (Guns N' Roses)||GNRCDLP001||US||Unknown|
|MS CD 626||Guns N' Roses||The Chinese Democracy Works 1999-2005 (CDr, Unofficial)||Metal Sword Records||MS CD 626||US||2007|
|08-01||Guns N' Roses||β Version 1.01 (CDr, Unofficial)||CRAP||08-01||UK||2008|
|GNRDEMCDP1||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (CD, Single, Promo, Sli)||Geffen Records, Black Frog||GNRDEMCDP1||Europe||2008|
|none||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (CDr, Single, Promo)||Universal Music||none||Japan||2008|
|1793108||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy / Shackler's Revenge (7", Single, Promo)||Geffen Records||1793108||Europe||2008|
|06025 1793149||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (CD, Single, Car)||Geffen Records, Universal Music Group||06025 1793149||Europe||2008|
|none||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (CD, Single, Promo, Ace)||Geffen Records||none||US||2008|
|none||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (CDr, Single, Promo)||Not On Label||none||UK||2008|
|none||Guns N' Roses||Chinese Democracy (File, MP3, Single)||Geffen Records||none||2008|