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1986.08.23 - Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, USA

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Post by Soulmonster Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:42 am

Date:
August 23, 1986.

Venue:
Whisky A Go Go.

Location:
Los Angeles, USA.

Setlist:
01. Out Ta Get Me
02. Ain't Goin' Down
03. Think About You
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Rocket Queen
06. Nightrain
07. My Michelle
08. Sweet Child O'Mine
09. You're Crazy
10. Back Off Bitch
11. Welcome to the Jungle
12. Anything Goes
13. Paradise City
14. Mama Kin

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass) and Steven Adler (drums).

Notes:
'Sweet Child O'Mine', 'Mr. Brownstone' and 'Ain't Goin' Down' played for the first time.

Quotes:
Slash: This is the show where I first wore a top hat and I'll never forget it. I got the top hat that day. I was really high and the hat was great because it could help me balance [Reckless Road, 2010].

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Post by Blackstar Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:56 pm

Article in L.A. Weekly, August 22, 1986 that includes this show among the particularly recommended ones:

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Post by Blackstar Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:15 pm

The first live performance of Sweet Child O' Mine at this show:


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Post by Soulmonster Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:13 pm

Jeff Fenster, a lawyer at Warner who worked with Geffen on the recording contract with Guns N' Roses, got to play harmonica with the band at this show:

I worked on the band’s record deal because Warners helped out Geffen as part of their distribution deal. I was the junior guy at Warners, and when it came time to do the Guns N’ Roses contract with Geffen, they gave the job to me. Guns’ deal [with Geffen] was nothing special—either it was for two albums, firm, or for one album with an option. I don’t remember. The whole thing, including the band’s advance and album budget, was a few hundred thousand [dollars].

I must have met the band through Tom Zutaut and his assistant, Teresa Ensenat. Somehow I made them aware that I also played harmonica, and I began to hang out with them at their band house, which was everything you might have heard—naked girls, plenty of dope, loud music, breaking glass, complaining neighbors, the cops arriving to restore some semblance of order. Maybe we jammed while they were rehearsing, and eventually Axl asked me to play harp on their song ‘Nightrain’ at some gigs they were playing. The first one was at Madame Wong’s, and then I played the Troubadour with them. Then they asked me to play with them at the Whisky a Go Go.

“So I get to the Whisky, which was probably one night in the summer of 1986. I was so psyched. How many lawyers get to play with their bands? I go upstairs to the Whisky’s little shithole of a dressing room, and I find Axl sitting there, with two strippers. He gives me a high five, and he says to the girls, ‘This is our friend Jeff. He’s going to play with us tonight. I would appreciate it, very much, if you would take him into the bathroom and help him relax.’

“So I went with these two girls, and they basically ‘serviced’ me”—with double-headed oral sex. “Then Guns went onstage, and when it was time for ‘Nightrain’ they called me on, and I played with them. The audience—lots of girls—was rabid. Bonkers.  I was ten years older than the band, but Guns were sort of goofing on it—that their label’s lawyer could do this. They gave me a harp solo, like we’d done before.
Stephen Davies, Watch You Bleed: The Saga Of Guns N' Roses, 2008
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