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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:40 pm

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The Spaghetti Incident?, 1993, track no. 8.

Written by:
Dan McCafferty, Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton and Darrell Sweet (Nazareth).

Vocals: W. Axl Rose
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Slash
Rhythm Guitar: Gilby Clarke
Bass: Duff McKagan
Drums: Matt Sorum
Piano: Dizzy Reed
Percussion: Matt Sorum, Mike Fasano

Live performances:
'Hair Of The Dog' has to our understanding only been played live once, at Winnipeg Arena, on May 23, 1988.
[spoken] Give me a little bit of volume on this

Heart-breaker, soul-shaker
I've been told about you
Steam-roller, the midnight shoulder
What they been sayin' must be true

Red hot mama ????? [original was "Oh that charmer"]
Time's come to pay your dues

Now you're messin' with a A SON OF A BITCH
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch
Now you're messin' with a A SON OF A BITCH
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch

Talking jive and poison ivy
You ain't gonna cling to me
Minute-taker, fall-faker
I ain't so blind I can't see


We did ‘Hair Of The Dog’ by Nazareth. It really turned out brilliant, ‘cos Dan McCafferty, their singer, is one of Axl’s idols [Raw Magazine, September 1993].

I’m real proud of the Nazareth tune, Hair of the Dog, because it has a history. I mean, all the songs have a history to it, but since we used to play that a long time ago, I never would have thought that it would be on a record for Guns N’ Roses coming out years later.  [MTV, December 1993]
"Buick Makane", "Hair Of The Dog", and "I Don't Care About You" were my ideas[Guitar Player, January 1994].
[Hair of the Dog] goes back to Hollywood Rose [Axl and Slash interview, Rockline 1994]
We played it only a few times a very long time ago. When we were in the studio, finishing up the recording of the song, Slash is going: "This is cool!". 'Cause he's the one that brought it to our attention to do it for this album and Duff reminded him… He goes: "Remember the old days? This was cool." Duff reminds him: "You hated this song". Slash goes: "Oh, yeah". Which was very strange when he brought it to us: "We gotta do this song." I was like: "You hated it". I was confused for months [Axl and Slash interview, Rockline 1994].
I never really got that into [Nazareth]. I think Axl really made me more aware of Nazareth than anybody, because he can sing like that (Dan) McCafferty guy, and really dug his voice. And so I remember listening to Nazareth a lot at one point, and then, ah, that sort of passed [Q Magazine, March 1994].

'Hair Of The Dog' performed with Sebastian Bach and Lars Ulrich, presumably from Rip Magazine Party, USA, November 9, 1990:

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