Release date: 29 November 1988
Style: Hard rock

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07. You're Crazy
08. One In A Million

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Ace Frawley - 31.05.2014 at 11:20  
Rating: 6 Axl's terribly offensive lyrics on "One in a Million" ruined this album for me. From all accounts he fought tooth and nail to get it on the album but saner heads should have prevailed. They ought not to have catered to someone who was clearly mentally disturbed and possibly mentally ill.
M C Vice - 31.05.2014 at 12:01  
Rating: 8
Written by Ace Frawley on 31.05.2014 at 11:20

Axl's terribly offensive lyrics on "One in a Million" ruined this album for me. From all accounts he fought tooth and nail to get it on the album but saner heads should have prevailed. They ought not to have catered to someone who was clearly mentally disturbed and possibly mentally ill.

It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. I always thought the lyrics were a hyperbole.
Ace Frawley - 31.05.2014 at 12:08  
Rating: 6
Written by M C Vice on 31.05.2014 at 12:01

Written by Ace Frawley on 31.05.2014 at 11:20

Axl's terribly offensive lyrics on "One in a Million" ruined this album for me. From all accounts he fought tooth and nail to get it on the album but saner heads should have prevailed. They ought not to have catered to someone who was clearly mentally disturbed and possibly mentally ill.

It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. I always thought the lyrics were a hyperbole.


From what I've read, Axl was xenophobic, homophobic and racist, so I think his lyrics were a true reflection of his feelings.
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.05.2014 at 12:15  
Rating: 6
Written by M C Vice on 31.05.2014 at 12:01

Written by Ace Frawley on 31.05.2014 at 11:20

Axl's terribly offensive lyrics on "One in a Million" ruined this album for me. From all accounts he fought tooth and nail to get it on the album but saner heads should have prevailed. They ought not to have catered to someone who was clearly mentally disturbed and possibly mentally ill.

It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. I always thought the lyrics were a hyperbole.



Like Ace Frawley said... Axl is-was a xenophobic, homophobic racist. So yeah the lyrics were serious.
M C Vice - 31.05.2014 at 14:08  
Rating: 8
Written by Ace Frawley on 31.05.2014 at 12:08

Written by M C Vice on 31.05.2014 at 12:01

Written by Ace Frawley on 31.05.2014 at 11:20

Axl's terribly offensive lyrics on "One in a Million" ruined this album for me. From all accounts he fought tooth and nail to get it on the album but saner heads should have prevailed. They ought not to have catered to someone who was clearly mentally disturbed and possibly mentally ill.

It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. I always thought the lyrics were a hyperbole.


From what I've read, Axl was xenophobic, homophobic and racist, so I think his lyrics were a true reflection of his feelings.

And then in the 3rd verse he calls other people intolerant, so clearly he can't be taken seriously. Like those people on the radio and newspapers (Andrew Bolt, for example).
Azarath - 01.06.2014 at 22:41  
Rating: 7 The real mystery regarding the lyrics of "One in a Million" is what the chorus has to do with the rest of the song.
deadone - 02.06.2014 at 01:47  
Rating: 7
Written by Azarath on 01.06.2014 at 22:41

The real mystery regarding the lyrics of "One in a Million" is what the chorus has to do with the rest of the song.



Too true!

A lot of G N R lyrics were bizarre at best.


I always viewed One As A Million as a "fuck off and leave me be" (remember he slags off cops and religious types too).

It may be racist and homophobic but then that's his point of view.

I think people should have the right to be xenophobic or homophobic or nationalistic provided they don't harm others.



Anyhoe as a GNR fan boy I like most of the stuff on this EP.
Karlabos - 02.06.2014 at 01:55  
  It's funny how people listen to bands with lyrical themes such as death, rape and suicide and then when there's a sentence like "I don't like people belonging to this particular set of people", it suddenly is "offensive"
deadone - 02.06.2014 at 01:58  
Rating: 7
Written by Karlabos on 02.06.2014 at 01:55

It's funny how people listen to bands with lyrical themes such as death, rape and suicide and then when there's a sentence like "I don't like people belonging to this particular set of people", it suddenly is "offensive"



It's a bit hypocritical especially as a lot of the extremely violent lyrics don't have anything against violence per se (ie there's no moral value in the song).

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