Guns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction

Label:Geffen Records – XXXG 24148, Geffen Records – GHS 24148, Uzi Suicide – GHS 24148
Vinyl, LP, Album, Uncensored Cover, Allied Pressing
Style:Hard Rock, Heavy Metal


Side G
A1Welcome To The Jungle4:31
A2It's So Easy
Written-By [Co-Written With]West Arkeen
A4Out Ta Get Me4:20
A5Mr. Brownstone3:46
A6Paradise City6:46
Side R
B1My Michelle3:39
B2Think About You3:50
B3Sweet Child O' Mine5:55
B4You're Crazy3:25
B5Anything Goes
Written-By [Co-Written With]Chris Weber
B6Rocket Queen6:13

Companies, etc.



Original pressing with uncensored Robert Williams cover painting.

Pressed by Allied Record Company per 'B-27798 / B-27799' etched in runouts, 'XXXG 24148' catalog number on inner sleeve, does not have an embossed 'A' on both Side labels.

There are two other Allied Record Company pressings with the uncensored cover; one version is identical to this pressing except the catalog number on the inner sleeve is 'GHS 24148' here: Appetite For Destruction; the other version has an embossed 'A' on both Side labels here: Appetite For Destruction.

There is a Specialty Records Corporation pressing with the uncensored cover, and 'EAST' embossed on the R side label here: Appetite For Destruction.

Released with a printed color paper inner sleeve with band photos, liner notes and lyrics, and a 'tattoo' sticker insert.

Some copies included an oval sticker on the front cover stating 'Contains Language Which May Be Unsuitable For Some Listeners GHS 24148'.

Promotional copies have a gold foil stamped 'Lent For Promotional Use Only...' stamp on the front cover, but are otherwise a retail release.

First catalog number on jacket spine and inner sleeve. Second catalog number on labels, sticker insert, and front cover sticker (if present).

Rear cover includes Geffen Records and Uzi Suicide logos.

Front cover painting:
RoBT. Williams © '78

From rear cover:
Produced by Mike Clink
Geffen Records, 9130 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles,
Calif. 90069. Manufactured exclusively by
Warner Bros. Records. Inc.
a Warner Communications Company
© ℗ 1987 The David Geffen Company. Made In U.S.A.

From inner sleeve:
All songs written, arranged and performed by Guns N' Roses except "It's So Easy" co-written with West Arkeen and "Anything Goes" with Chris Weber.
Produced and engineered by Mike Clink
Recorded at: Rumbo Studios, Canoga Park, CA. Take One Studio, Burbank, CA. Can Am Studio, Tarzana, CA
Mixed At: Media Sound, NYC
Album and Cassette Originally Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC
CD Mastered by Barry Diament, NYC
All songs © 1987 Guns N' Roses Music BMI.
© 1987 The David Geffen Company. Made In U.S.A.

From labels:
Produced by Mike Clink
℗ 1987 The David Geffen Company

Some copies with promotional foil stamp on jacket may have translucent vinyl, when viewed with a strong backlight.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-24148-1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side "G" runout, etched): GHS-24148-A-SRI-DMM SP1-2 SP-AR B-27798-SRI-DMM Sterling 0- △16875
  • Matrix / Runout (Side "R" runout, etched): GHS-24148-B-DMM-SRI SP1-2 SP-AR Sterling 0- △16875-X B-27799-SRI-DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side "G" runout, etched (Variant 2)): GHS-24148-A-SRI-DMM SP1-2 SP-AR B-27798-SRI-DMM Sterling 0-SMI-3 △16875
  • Matrix / Runout (Side "R" runout, etched (Variant 2)): GHS-24148-B-DMM-SRI SP1-2 SP-AR Sterling 0-SMI-3 △16875-X B-27799-SRI-DMM
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 540)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Appetite For Destruction (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Sticker Sheet)Geffen Records, Geffen RecordsWX 125, 924 148-1Europe1987
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Appetite For Destruction (LP, Album)Geffen Records24148-1Australia1987
Appetite For Destruction (Cassette, Album, Transparent Shell)Geffen Records, Geffen Records924 148-4, WX 125 CUK & Europe1987
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Appetite For Destruction (LP, Album, Stereo, Uncensored Cover)Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records, Uzi Suicide Records924 148-1, WX 125Europe1987
Appetite For Destruction (LP, Album)Geffen RecordsXGHS 24148Canada1987



  • igotthesix's avatar
    Getting reissued with the 2018 remastering and original album art through the GNR site in a couple of months:
    • enlil242's avatar
      Edited 8 months ago
      Quick Q for the knowledgeable... I've had this since I was a kid in the 80's / 90's. Bought it because of the banned cover. I already had the release version of "Appetite" so there was never a reason to open this. I am pretty sure its original. What 'hallmarks' should I look for on the front and back to verify it for any potential buyer? How do I tell which pressing it is without opening? (Allied vs SRC)

      I have the hype sticker warning label with GHS 24148 on the front side and XXXG 24148 on the spine. Anything else? I'm not much of a GNR fan. Is it a good time to sell? Thanks!
      • dcubrt's avatar
        There is no album that will make you feel more positive about cracking open that 40 of whiskey.
        • ashtrayhead's avatar
          I have a sealed copy with the Dead Pool sticker on the front. I'm seriously confused as to if this is an original pressing, or if it was a later pressing. I understand the the movie came out in 1988, but I can't find any other version that this could be.
          • EKRocknRoll's avatar
            Edited 2 years ago
            One of the best Guns N Roses albums in my opinion, no explanation needed when you look at the songs on the album.
            • qldcritic's avatar
              I'm seriously puzzled by my copy. Hallmarks all indicate a Warner Communications press (catalog no. 24148-1, Warner on labels and jacket), except WEA is named as the manufacturer/distributor, there is no barcode, inner sleeve is plain polythene w/o original cover or lyrics, and runout etching reads GHS (deleted with X's over each letter) 2 (scratched-out hyphen) 448-(crossed-out B)I-DMM-SR3 (and in addition to the Sterling ID, there is also SP-AUS. Can anyone help identify?
              • Trekkie313's avatar
                How much better is the remaster compared to the original CD releases? I compared the tracks from Appetite to the ones on GNR Greatest Hits, acceptable mastering unlike the redwalled Bon Jovi botchjobs.
                • krisjay's avatar
                  I treasure my Japan EP more than my original uncencored cover AFD. It is far rarer than AFD. I will not buy the new remaster, this album had a complete analog chain and should have been done correctly, as a AAA release. Some albums I can live with a digital remaster, AFD is not one of them.
                  • ClangoCyclotron's avatar
                    So many sealed copies for sale...Almost makes you wonder if they aren't....official...
                    • AICSG924's avatar
                      I received my copy of the "Locked & Loaded" version today. Thing is bigger than I imagined. Box said 50 pounds... If there was a lock to the actual item, it could be used as a safe... Anyway.

                      The AIF files from the USB stick are well mastered, probably taken from the CDs. The vinyls will probably be a bit better, but they didn't squash the sound like many remasters do.

                      Hopefully, the remastering for the eventual "Use Your Illusion" set will be properly done like the job here.


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