Guns 'n' Roses / Use Your Illusion

The Gunners' image often overshadowed their musical prowess, yet there was no denying their communal hard rock genius on Use Your Illusion I and II (1991).

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With a Fender Jazz Special, Rotosound round-wounds, and heavy chorus effects – bassist Duff McKagan tears through these slabs with killer pocket grooves and upper register counterpoint that bridges Bill Bailey, Saul Hudson, and Jeff Isbell's sonic wails/walls of sound - especially on the deep album tracks including “Pretty Tied Up,” “Yesterdays,” “You Could Be Mine,” “Double Talkin’ Jive,” and “Bad Apples.”