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APPETITE FOR DISCUSSION
Welcome to Appetite for Discussion -- a Guns N' Roses fan forum!

Please feel free to look around the forum as a guest, I hope you will find something of interest. If you want to join the discussions or contribute in other ways then you need to become a member. We especially welcome anyone who wants to share documents for our archive or would be interested in translating or transcribing articles and interviews.

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Post by Soulmonster Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:49 pm

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RECKLESS LIFE
Album:
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, 1986, track no. 1.

GN'R Lies, 1988, track no. 1.


Info:
This song was an old Hollywood Rose song played in 1984. It was actually on a Hollywood Rose demo tape together with 'Nice Boys' and 'Shadow of Your Love' that was handed to Steven by Izzy before GN'R was founded ["My Appetite for Destruction", 2010].

Written by:
Lyrics: Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin.
Music: Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin.

Musicians:
Vocals: Axl Rose; lead guitar: Slash; rhythm guitar: Izzy Stradlin; bass: Duff McKagan; drums: Steven Adler.

Live performances:
This song came from Hollywood Rose and was used at the first Guns N' Roses shows and played until 1989. Then it was played three times in 1993. It has not been played since then. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {RECKLESSSONGS} times.
Lyrics:

I'm reckless and feelin' no pain
You know I've got no need to control
Livin' with the danger I'm always on the edge now
With million dollars visions that I hold
Livin' like this never ever tore my life apart
I know how to maintain and
You know I know my part
     
On a holiday
A permanent vacation
I'm livin' on a cigarette with wine
I'm never alone 'cause I got myself
Yes, I imitate myself all of the time
Livin' like this never ever tore my life apart
I know how to maintain 'cause it's comin' from my heart
I lead a reckless life
And I don't need your advice
I lead a reckless life
And you know it's my only vice
     
Reckless life
I lead a reckless life
I lead a reckless life
And you know it's my only -
Reckless life
I lead a reckless life
I lead a reckless life
And you know it's my only vice


Quotes regarding the song and its making:

This song is for anybody getting drunk. This song is "Reckless".
Hollywood Rose playing at Madame Wong's West, July 20, 1984

On thing always bugged me about the very beginning of the record. The count-in to 'Reckless Life' is my very first hit on the drums. It's the high hat and cowbell. When I hit the cowbell the stick slid off. So my first recorded note is muted, it's not all there.
"My Appetite for Destruction", 2010

I wish we had put “Reckless Life” on [Appetite]. But that was an argument I lost. I think it might have had to do with the fact that Chris Weber co-wrote it, and it would have led to a publishing issue. But that song belonged on the record.



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Post by Soulmonster Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:33 am

I wish we had put “Reckless Life” on [Appetite]. But that was an argument I lost. I think it might have had to do with the fact that Chris Weber co-wrote it, and it would have led to a publishing issue. But that song belonged on the record.
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