After Guns N’ Roses accidentally announced their huge reissue of ‘Appetite For Destruction’ with a colossal 73 tracks, it’s come to public attention that one incredibly controversial song has quietly been left off.
‘One In A Million’, a song from their 1988 EP G N’ R Lies that was released just after their monstrous debut album, has been left off the deluxe reissue and it’s not hard to see why.
While the song is certainly a joke (???), it does feature some incredibly racist and homophobic slurs like the n and the f word respectively.
“Immigrants and f*****s/They make no sense to me/They come to our country/And think they’ll do as they please” is just one of the lyrics that are beyond problematic, but oh boy doesn’t it sound familiar?
The song stands as a mock country ballad about murder – delightful – but it isn’t the only song of theirs to cause mass controversy. ‘Used To Love Her’ – which can be found on the reissue – is a song featuring the lyrics “I used to love her/But I had to kill her.” Eerily, the song has been linked to two separate murders: once in 2002 and once in 2012.
The huge Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition will be released Friday, 29th June.