Welcome back to the Coming Around Again podcast, part of the Pop Shop family, where host Andrew Unterberger and a variety of guests will be discussing notable anniversaries being celebrated in the music world.
After a couple weeks off, the pod returns this week to discuss the 30th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses’ seminal, diamond-plus-selling Appetite for Destruction debut. Calling in to talk about the album is Celebration Rock podcast host and cultural critic Steven Hyden, who also recently did a piece on the album ranking every track on it for UPROXX.
Hyden discusses growing up with Guns N’ Roses, and what about Appetite for Destruction remains underrated after all these years. We also have a spirited debate about whether or not it’s fair that Appetite tends to be viewed as the band’s undisputed masterpiece — often to the detriment of their subsequent LPs — and get into an extended argument over whether or album centerpiece “Paradise City” deserves its reputation as a classic rock fixture.
Listen to both discussions below, and be sure to check back every week to see which classic artists, albums and songs are Coming Around Again!