Sound — 10
This is the 1988 stop-gap EP after Appetite For Destruction. The first 4 tracks are from "Live like a suicide" and the last 4 are acoustic. it's classic GN'R sound really. awesome guitars, Axl's amazing wails and fierce drums and bass. The first four songs aren't actually live, they were recorded in a studio, with the live effects added after. In one word: awesome.
Lyrics — 10
Apart from the 2 covers ("Nice Boys" and "Mama Kin") the lyrics are largely based on the life and times of Axl Rose himself. From being harassed by people in the train station ("One In A Million") to moving to the city, they are pretty good. The music and lyrics fit perfectly, and Axl rose has to be my favourite singer, as he's so versatile and generally kick ass.
Overall Impression — 10
I think this is one of the GNR under rated albums. the first 4 tracks are good, and the last 4 are freakin' sweet. Best songs are Mama Kin, Used To Love Her, You're Crazy and of course One In A Million. I love more or less everything about it. The version of "You're Crazy" nails the electric version, because it's kinda funky. If it were stolen, I'd hunt down the guy who nicked it, take it back and kill him, and then bury him in my back yard, because I'd be happier than way.