So, as of today (March 9), I’m still behind by a couple of days. It’s my fault, really. I set a challenging goal for March, and it’s proving hard to keep up. But I’m determined to catch up on these in the coming couple of days. In the meantime, here’s today’s piece.
Some thoughts on today’s CSED:
The 80s were, in my opinion– musically speaking– a schizophrenic decade. On the one hand you had pop music being put out by the likes of Culture Club, New Edition, Cindy Lauper, and yes, Michael Jackson. Somewhere on the other end of the spectrum you had rock and metal, with hair metal becoming quite popular thanks to bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Ratt, and countless others.
And then, in ’87, Guns n’ Roses hit the scene, and things changed.
So, I decided to use the band’s debut album as a jumping-off point. Here, then is my (rather quickly cobbled together) take on what has, over the last 20+ years, become a rock and metal classic.