We have to admit to being a little surprised when Guns N’ Roses were announced as part of the Neil Young-organized annual Bridge School Benefit concert, taking place this weekend. But it happened, and they showed up and delivered something rather unusual for the band: an acoustic performance, with some song versions we frankly can’t remember the band having done before.
That’s not to say they’re very good. Because they’re not. If you own GNR Lies, then you’ll cringe your ass off during You’re Crazy, for reasons which will become very clear within a minute of pressing ‘play’. Same applies to Used To Love Her, which sounds like Angela Lansbury howling over a chorus of backup vocals that don’t go anywhere near far enough in covering up the shoddy frontman delivery.
Watch GNR’s acoustic gig below, and be careful when dealing with those high notes (especially during Better):
Guns N’ Roses Bridge School Benefit setlist:
Used to Love Her
Welcome to the Jungle
Sweet Child O’ Mine