Hey, would someone (who can still post at Rebelscum) do me a personal favor and set this guy Barada
straight for me regarding the release of "Civil War"?
Here's the story on Civil War. When they released the single for You Could Be Mine as a tie-in to T2, they used Civil War as the B-Side song. With GnR being so huge at the time, and the song being so good, radio picked it up immediately.
I know this because I have the single for YCBM, and still remember the first time I heard it.
Yes, "Civil War" was released as a b-side on the "You Could Be Mine" single in June 1991, but it was first
released on the "Nobody's Child" compilation in the middle of 1990. The "Nobody's Child" album was a compilation of a bunch of (mostly) classic rockers, to benefit Romanian orphans or something.
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Almost a year later, it was re-released on the "YCBM" single, which pissed me off at the time, because I thought they should have released a never-before-released song on the single instead.
Another UYI song was officially released in 1990, a full year before the albums officially came out: "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", on the soundtrack for "Days of Thunder".
Anyway, if someone wouldn't mind clarifying that, that would be greeeaaaat. I'd do it myself, but, well, you know. . .
And Scott (since I know you're reading anyway), how you or any other GN'R fan could list their cover of "Sympathy for the Devil" as one of their greatest is beyond me. What an absolutely terrible, terrible cover of a classic, classic song. Disgraceful.
I love Axl.