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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews!
Lies is the forgotten second album by Guns `n' Roses- the first half being a re-release of previous EP Live, and the second half being mostly new acoustic songs. This was mostly a hurried cash in after the huge success of Appetite, striking while the appetite for more was at a peak. A mix of live originals and covers which show the band at their storming, energetic best...
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1.0 out of 5 stars the vinyl was very dirty and has many many scratches
very dissappointed. the vinyl was very dirty and has many many scratches. Whilst i expect some minor scratches this vinyl has been poorly looked after and the seller should have been more honest in the descrption and quality of this 2nd hand vinyl. it was a christmas gift for my wife so that made even more dissappointing - not a good buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews!, 15 April 2010
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This review is from: G N' R Lies (Audio CD)
Lies is the forgotten second album by Guns `n' Roses- the first half being a re-release of previous EP Live, and the second half being mostly new acoustic songs. This was mostly a hurried cash in after the huge success of Appetite, striking while the appetite for more was at a peak. A mix of live originals and covers which show the band at their storming, energetic best and softer, more thoughtful songs which show they are capable of more than just tearing up the stage, Lies has many great moments and should be picked up by all rock fans. Try to get your hands on the extended version which also features Shadow Of Your Love and Cornshucker.

`Reckless Life' flies into top gear with Duff's charming intro speak, galloping guitars, and hectic drums. Axl screeches his way through every word, a big 80s solo weaves the song together, and the huge chorus was at the time a sign of things to come from the band.

`Nice Boys' is a live cover of the Rose Tattoo song with lyrics and tone perfectly suited to Guns. The band race through it at a hundred miles per hour, Axl enjoying being able to add his own angry snarl to the vocals, and Slash eager to impress by filling the space between chorus and verse.

`Move To The City' shows the band's more bluesy side while also foreshadowing the orchestral moves the band would tackle in the future. Lyrically this covers much of the same ground as the topics on AFD, with young, naïve outsiders getting away to the big city from their small towns in hope of something better, but being bitten by the beast. As usual the guitars are top notch and everything sounds super cool.

`Mama Kin' is a live Aerosmith cover, another song whose themes suited the band perfectly. The swagger is sexually charged and confident, misogynistic, and care free. GnR have always been able to give their own distinct flavour to whatever song they cover and this is no different with heavy guitars, and boyish yelling making the song even more grimy and sleazy than the original.

`Patience' is one of the best songs the band ever recorded and it's just a pity that it appears on an album which isn't very well known. Having said that it probably wouldn't have fit too well on Appetite-this leaves it as a hidden gem and remains their most tender song. The gorgeous acoustics, rambling lyrics, perfect melodies, and high charged ending are all excellence, although the more filthy amongst you (me) may interpret the lyrics differently. If you only know Appetite, this should be the next song on your list.

`Used To Love Her' is a typical Guns song with funny, juvenile lyrics which seem to be about a woman but are apparently about a dog. Whether or not that's true, this is still a fun song with supremely catchy moments, immense vocals, and some pretty good speed playing.

`You're Crazy' is the slower version of the song which appears on Appetite, and they say this was the way it was originally planned. I was never a huge fan of either version, both have their charms and I think the faster one is better. Great guitars and vocals as always, and if that's all you care about you will certainly enjoy.

`One In A Million' is among the most controversial songs the band wrote, with Axl seemingly on full attack against woman, homosexuals, and different races, although I've always felt it was very tongue in cheek. He is telling a story, it isn't necessarily how he feels. Aside from the lyrical content it isn't too great a song, although I like the electric played over the acoustic. Axl performs strongly here, you can taste the conviction even if it is bitter/hateful/ignorant/false.

Lies is an essential for all real fans of the band, but for those with only a passing interest it is only Patience that they should hear. Everything else will either sound like lightweight versions of songs they already know, or silly little attempts at offense. There are some gems here and it definitely adds to the good side of the band's collection. For a good while this was the definitive live collection from the band until the long awaited release of the Live Era double CD wiped away everything else.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another side of GNR, 10 Jun 2004
This review is from: G N' R Lies (Audio CD)
Lightweight and accessible, GNR Lies is more a double EP than a studio album proper. Indeed, the first half of the disc - the electric half - was originally released as a live EP pre-Appetite For Destruction, and on its four tracks you can almost feel the band on the verge of something spectacular. The standout tracks here are the funky Move To The City and the raucous cover of Aerosmith's Mama Kin, which arguably surpasses the original.
But it is on the acoustic second half where the real interest lies. In start contrast to the rocking first half, these next four tracks show a side of GNR not witnessed before or since. This is most notable on the intimate ballad Patience, a rare display of sensitivity from the band. I Used To Love Her and You're Crazy are pleasing lightweight numbers, before finally we get One In A Million - perhaps the most objectionable lyrics ever written, set to a cheerful melody and lightly-strummed guitar chords. Quite superb!
Lies was only ever meant as a stop-gap while the much more important Use Your Illusion project was in the making. As it turned out, GNR were about to lose the plot, and Lies stands as a relic from a time when they knew how to keep things simple.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock and then chill, 8 Aug 2006
This review is from: G'n'R - Lies (Audio CD)
The first four songs are live and were originally released on the EP Live Like a Suicide. There are two cover songs here, Nice Boys and Mama Kin, (by Rose Tattoo and Aerosmith respectively) both are superb and Mama Kin would regularly appear on the live set.

Reckless Life and Move to the City are by the Guns, the latter still being on the set occasionally during the Use Your Illusion Tour.

The next four songs are dramatically different with a slower acoustic feel.

Patience is the first and best of these, perhaps one of the best ballads ever written, this song is truly beautiful.

You're Crazy appears as it was before they speeded it up for Appetite for Destruction.

Used to Love Her is a comic take on how you might feel about relationships at certain times, as the song says "Take it for what it is".

One in a Million has often been criticised for its lyrical content, but is a slow, powerful, grinding song, which finishes off a brilliant album in style.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album..., 27 Jun 2000
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This review is from: G N' R Lies (Audio CD)
Great album. First four tracks are from 1986 and the highlights are "Nice Boys", which features a wicked bassline and the Aerosmith cover "Mama Kin". Second four tracks are (almost) acoustic, with "Patience" being the highlight and the controversial "One In A Million". Anyone who`s heard their first album "Appetite For Destruction" will enjoy a slower version of "You`re Crazy". Buy it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great but not world class which i always expect from g'n'r, 19 July 2006
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sean paul mccann "mccanns23" (ireland) - See all my reviews
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released in 1988,the reason for the release of this is debatable,was it released because the world needed to hear it,or as a means of taking cold cash of us all after the success of appetite for destruction,regardless this is an album of two halves literally,the first four songs are a recording of a live show,although its possible that the audience cheers were added according to myth and the remaining four songs are acoustic numbers,three of which are new songs as youre crazy is an acoustic version of their own song which appeared on the legendary debut.

The live tracks are taken from their ep live like a suicide so they werent entirely unheard of songs but they are still excellent all the same,reckless life is a fist stomping,sleaze ridden classic,nice boys is camp with regards to lyrical style but is still a great song,move to the city is enjoyable and mama kin is again excellent,so side a passes the test.

The acoustic songs start with the legendary and fan favourite patience,the song builds into an awesome track with great sing a long moments,used to love her is a very tongue in cheek song about killing the girl you love because she wont shut up,but again a great fast,uptempo number,your'e crazy is good but not better than the original heavy version so weighs the quality down slightly and the album ends with the controversial,riot inducing,one in a million which is basically an axl rant about immigrants and aids and such like,its a song that left slash feeling uncomfortable as he is half black himself but they were always the most dangerous band in the world so i doubt if that was a big concern to Axl.

This is still a vital collection of songs,but thats what it is,a collection of songs as opposed to an album if you understand what im saying,guns n roses will never be guns n roses again to me regardless of Axl carrying the bands name on,this is a fine example of the bands capabilities but if for some reason the band are new to you then waste no more time and get 1987s appetite for destruction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Raw rock n' roll with a hint of mellowness, 27 Mar 2002
This review is from: G'n'R - Lies (Audio CD)
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because if this is compared with 'Appetite for Destruction' then, sorry, Lies would lose. But still, the first 4(1986) are brilliant, fast, all a rock n' roll fan wants. The last 4(1988) are slower and acoustic. Not what Guns had tried before but amazingly enough they sound great.'Patience' is probably one of the greatest acoustic songs ever written. Controversial 'One in a million' may have some distasteful lyrics but again a great track. 'Reckless Life' probably best track from 1986 side which showed the G'n'R attitude to most things in life. Guns second best album, not bad considerin it's after 'Appetite for Destruction'
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars F*@!#N' AWESOME!!, 13 Jun 2005
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This is a modern classic! As time goes by, you just realise that hardly any other band have sounded as heavyweight as these guys. They're probably the only other rock band that can match the Stones with their image and musicianship. They sound like they've been around for years, though they'd barely got their first album out! They were literally shooting stars! First half is pure rock n roll, and the second beautiful and intelligent stuff. Awesome lyrics that no-one would have the balls to write today....
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1.0 out of 5 stars the vinyl was very dirty and has many many scratches, 27 Dec 2014
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very dissappointed. the vinyl was very dirty and has many many scratches. Whilst i expect some minor scratches this vinyl has been poorly looked after and the seller should have been more honest in the descrption and quality of this 2nd hand vinyl. it was a christmas gift for my wife so that made even more dissappointing - not a good buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it -Awesome, 14 July 2014
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Love it -Awesome! Patients and One In a Milliion blew my mind (whatever 'One in a Millions' topic really is -to me it fits with the story that Axle was soothing himself with a sort of lullaby after getting really frustrated / intimidated as i young man arriving in LA)
and the rest just rocked brilliantly in that raw 'live' way that some of Guns other album tracks tracks have -leaving the crackle and pop in just gives it an extra 'edge'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 July 2014
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Everything was well done
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