Author Topic: 'WTTJ' Wins Top honor in Blender  (Read 1451 times)

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The current edition of Blender magazine rates "Welcome To The Jungle" as the best rock song ever written about L.A., topping a list of 25 heavyweights that includes such radio staples as N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton," Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'," War's "Low Rider," Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman," Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do," Jane's Addiction's "Jane Says" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under The Bridge."

Blender's short description of the essence of "Welcome To The Jungle" reads, "Small-town kid hits streets of Los Angeles, smells teen spirit, vomit, blood."

Here's the full excerpt detailing why it was chosen as the best rock song ever written about the City of Angels.

Just when Mötley Crüe were toasting the joys of Sunset titty bars, this hurricane of a song swept in from the darker side of the Strip: a sneering gutter-howl from ill-nocturnal Hollywood, a place where 'if you got the money, honey, we got your disease.' Axl Rose knew whereof he screeched. Living broke in a Sunset crash pad dubbed "Hell House," the band spent years on the lower rungs of the local economy — they scammed girlfriends, some sold drugs — blending outsider perspective (Indiana-born Rose was the hayseed transplant he played in the "Jungle" video) with seamy images they collected as genuine L.A. lowlifes. The song's intensity implies that their jungle was a glimpse into an apocalyptic future."   




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I'm suprised it beat Paradise City, and Under The Bridge actually, but thats pretty cool.

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straight outta compton is a real big rock song...

which moron wrote this list then?

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I'm suprised it beat Paradise City, and Under The Bridge actually, but thats pretty cool.

I agree. It's a cool song, as are most Gn'R songs, but Paradise City is better, and Under the Bridge is an amazing song.


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^^ i agree. if we're talikng about songs about LA, i dont think you can beat wttj. amazing  :D

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