The Year Is 1987...

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  1. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Tele-Afflicted

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    ... you can only buy one of these albums.

    Which is it and why?

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    And play the game properly, none of this "neither" crap.

    OR "both".
     
  2. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I'm not really a fan, but I wish I could have gotten my hands on that SIR amp.
     
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    Appetite was one of my selections from when I first joined the Columbia Records Club lol. Though I really did not care for anything GnR did after that I still think that record holds up. Electric is a great record, but I must say that I did not get into The Cult until probably the 90s
     
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    I saw both bands live. I would buy The Cult. Love their music. GNR was booed off the stage stoned and stopped in the middle of two songs.
     
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    The Cult never really grabbed me, but I wore out Appetite back then. I still like it, when I songs from it on the radio from time to time.

    Did not like any later G n R, though some of my friends seemed to.
     
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    I liked the Cult. I couldn’t get my head around GnR. Just too close to the rest of the butt rock world for me at the time. To be honest, Electric skated that line pretty close, too. I gave them a pass because Love was anything but the L.A. cheese rock everywhere at the time. They really did have a great AC/DC type groove. Ian Astbury has one the most iconic rock voices. To this day I can’t stand Axel Rose. Neither the man nor the voice. So, easy choice.
     
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    Billy Duffy for the win.
     
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    I’ll choose when I come out of the womb in a couple years

    If I’m time traveling I’d give the cult a try because I’m familiar with gnr and don’t really know too much cult

    If I just happen to be a rocker in 1987 then I’d probably go for gnr because the album cover and songs are heavy and badass

    I’m not playing right, am I?
     
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    GnR.
    Cult was a great band but my ears bleed when I listen to their singer.
     
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    The Cult. Better production =better sounding.
    I never liked axl's voice. I never liked David Lee Roth either so thats just me.
     
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    1987 me would have bought GnR. 2021 me would buy the Cult.
     
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    My son was born. I watched GNR on the Headbangers Ball.

    I was more excited by Dwight Yoakam that year.
     
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    Electric. Not taking away from GNR but every song on Electric straight rocks. Not complicated or showy, just rock’n’roll with an edge. I love it. I’ve never thought they were very good live but that’s not what you asked. GNR put on great shows. But The Cult - Electric I did buy when it came out. My fave GNR song is actually a remake of Down on the Farm.
     
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    In 87 I had no use for GnR. By 90, I was a Cult fanatic. No contest in my mind.
    This:
     
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    I didn't know there were any records released in 1987 other than Appetite.
     
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    The Cult, never really liked GNR.
     
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    GnR. AFD was one of the greatest things I ever heard. Wasn't exposed to the Cult at the time.
     
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    Billy Duffy rocks that White Falcon! Such a major influence on me as to where I wanted to go with my playing.
    Saw them live back then and again about 5 years ago. They are still relevant in my book.
     
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    I've never heard the Cult album so I can't make a comparison. I was huge into Appetite when it came out. I played the cassette cover to cover in my car for months. I got the song book and learned most of the tunes. Then GnR got too big for their britches and acted like complete asshats by starting a riot in my hometown and I lost all respect for them. What a stupid move. They were HUGE in St. Louis and had tons of airplay on KSHE 95 and other stations. After GnR started their whole "F--k St. Louis" stuff you rarely heard them here. I was almost too embarrassed to play them and lost interest. The follow-up albums were nothing special in my book, regardless of their on-stage shenanigans.

    I'll have to check out the Cult now.
     
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