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2024.01.30 - Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters - Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses ("Civil War")

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Post by Blackstar Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:45 pm

Excerpts from KSEN AM:
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Duff McKagan has revealed how Slash tried to sabotage Guns N’ Roses’ classic song “Sweet Child o' Mine.”

During an appearance on the Songcraft podcast, McKagan recalled how the track came together.

“Izzy [Stradlin] had the three chords,” the bassist explained. “OK, well that’s… What do you do with that? Axl liked it. OK, well let’s try to make this work somehow.”

The band slowly began piecing “Sweet Child o’ Mine” together, but Slash clearly wasn’t interested in the tune.

“The intro for ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine,’ Slash just did not like the three D, C, G (note progression) thing,” McKagan recalled, adding that the guitarist told him, “We’ve got to get rid of this song somehow.”

Slash responded by coming up with the tune’s now-famous intro, which McKagan suggested was an attempt to derail the song. “He wrote this twisted, just atonal thing.”

“And of course that part to try to get rid of the song, totally worked," the bassist continued. "It was this amazing intro to the song, and suddenly we had this ballad.”

McKagan suggested the fortuitous way “Sweet Child o’ Mine” came together was reflective of that stage of Guns N’ Roses.

“It just goes to show that everything was clicking with that band at that point,” the bassist explained.

https://ksenam.com/ixp/295/p/duff-mckagan-slash-sabotage-sweet-child-o-mine/
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