The Year Is 1987...

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  1. beyer160

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    I had no interest in either in 1987.

    If I was on a roadtrip and the radio was broken and the only two tapes in the car were these, I'd put on the Cult.
     
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    The Cult

    the highschool band i was in covered nearly the entire Electric album that year.
    our singer wasn't the best, but he could do the "babeebabeebabee" thing and simultaneously strut - so the girls were diggin it. :)

    the fist time I heard GnR (which I do love) and Axel's singing - I was like, "Are you serious? this is a spoof, right?"
    have since grown to appreciate it, but he still sounds like a muppet to me
     
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  3. ozcal

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    the cult

    no contest...
     
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    ReverendRevolver Friend of Leo's

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    Appetite.

    I discovered Cult later than GnR, but Appetite held up great for years. Better than anything else GnR ever did.

    Having said all that, I totally still change the station when songs I'm sick of hearing come on. I'm human.
     
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    Cult.
     
  6. basher

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    GnR seemed like (as Peter Buck said) a Benny Hill parody of a rock & roll band. I liked them, but I thought their carefully cultivated image as a bunch of druggy groupie-banging toolbags was embarrassing. The lead guitarist actually calls himself Slash? Please. But the Cult had a raw stripped-down punkishness that really rang my bells. I think I bought that album the same day that I heard Love Removal Machine on the radio for the first time.
     
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    Many days spent skating 1/2 pipe listening to The Cult.
     
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    The Cult...no question at all. Wore that LP out!
    Admittedly, I think GnR is the one of the most overrated bands ever...but they have several songs I really like.

    The Cult was just a kick--- band. They also existed during the hair metal days...so they were such a welcome relief.
     
  9. Bones

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    I still listen the. "Electric" on a regular basis, I haven't listened to AFD in 20 years.
     
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    If I had to listen to beer commercial butt rock, and in 1987 I did, then the GnR. I have to respect that so much effort and resources were put into making such dirtball music. And I honestly don't mean that as an insult.

    They couldn't do it again, and I don't need to hear it again, unless someone wants to do a 70s country cover of rocket queen.
     
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    GnR opened for The Cult on the "Electric" tour when I saw them. I like The Cult better.
     
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    "Plastic, fantastic lobster telephone" greatest rock and roll lyric ever written.
     
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    I was more into Country/Reggae/Blues back then. GnR never blew my skirt up and it was 2-3 years later before I even heard of The Clash.
    Given a choice I’d pass
     
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    I did only buy one of those albums - "Electric".
     
  15. Dan German

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    I would definitely pick The Cult. I can’t say I know any of their music, but I know one thing for sure, and that is that they are not effin’ GnR, so it has to be the better choice. (For context, I was 27 the year those came out.)
     
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    I choose The Cult. I was a freshman in college in ‘87 and bought “Appetite” on cassette but quickly became sick of it. My car’s tape deck eventually ate the cassette and I was actually glad it happened. In hindsight I should’ve checked out The Cult back then but I was big on SRV at the time.
     
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    The Cult by far, discovered The Cult late but they are one of my fav bands, more so than GnR, but at that time, GnR was king, but yeah, The Cult's discography is impressive and so good.
     
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    GNR 100%...sorry but its not even close
     
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    id go cult...the album before this one though...oh man
     
  20. omahaaudio

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    Appetite For Destruction.
    Because it's better.
    History has proven me to be correct in this matter.
     
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