Slash explains why the song “Shadow Of Your Love” didn’t make it onto ‘Appetite For Destruction’
Guns N’ Roses‘ lead guitarist Slash was recently interviewed by the New York radio station Q104.3 and spoke about the song “Shadow Of Your Love” which was included on the recently released deluxe edition of Appetite For Destruction.
In terms of why the song was not included on the original Appetite For Destruction, Slash stated (as indicated by Blabbermouth with slight edits): “The [first] Guns N’ Roses line-up — the ‘Appetite For Destruction’ lineup — that was one of the first songs that we played, and we played that and a handful of other songs live at our first gigs. As this lineup started writing new material, it sort of slowly but surely got phased out. We didn’t play it again for a while, and then when we were looking for producers and met Mike Clink, we wanted to go and record a song with him before we signed on to do a whole album. “Shadow Of Your Love” was the song that we picked. That version you’re hearing now is that demo from back then. I think we just grew out of it, but now, it’s a lot of fun. This last European tour we just did, we put it in the set, and it’s a blast. There’s something really cool about having a song like that that you haven’t played in fuckin’ thirty years, and then all of a sudden, it’s out on the radio, and you get to go back and start playing it. It’s got a cool, cool attitude. It’s pretty kinetic.”
In terms of Axl Rose performing with AC/DC, Slash opined: “I went to one of those shows, and it was phenomenal. One of the first things he said was [that] he had a way of doing it where it wasn’t taxing on his voice. I was in awe of the whole thing. He definitely had a way of doing it that it wasn’t killing him every night. It’s hard to come back from that if you’re not doing it right, and as soon as he came back from the AC/DC tour, he went straight into Guns N’ Roses and it was seamless.”
You can listen to the rest of the interview with Slash by New York radio station Q104.3 below:
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Guns N’ Roses‘ “Shadow Of Your Love” lyric video:
Guns N’ Roses – “Shadow Of Your Love” – The unreleased 1986 Mike Clink studio recording from #AppetiteForDestruction: Remastered and Expanded. Available now …