I heard that Guns’n’Roses wrote this song in five minutes. That’s about what happened to me when I though about this week’s beloved Friday Break: it just came out of nowhere, fillin’ my lungs with ‘Roses air!
Guns’n’Roses. Sweet Child o’Mine. Brings back sweet memories? (you already know I’m a rocker at heart, this is just another pretext to manifest my rockin’ spirit!) Enjoy! (more about the song right after the jump!)
Sweet Child o’Mine was included on the Appetite for Destruction debut album of G’n’R, 1987. It’s a love song, actually, written for Erin Everly, Axl Rose’s (then) girlfriend. Slash’s debut riff started out as a joke, something they’d never thought it would actually work as a lead song for the album. Part of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos list (#37), Sweet Child o’Mine’s introduction riff was highlighted as the no.1 all-time riff by the same Total Guitar magazine.