Mr. Brownstone (4:14)

Cover of Get In The Ring

From Get In The Ring and 5 other releases

“Brownstone” is a slang term for heroin

“Mr. Brownstone”: Slash relates that the song was written by him and Izzy Stradlin while they were at Izzy and his girlfriend Desi’s apartment. He states that they were sitting around, complaining about being heroin addicts, when they started improvising lyrics and music . When they had the lyrics all together, they wrote it down on the back of a grocery bag and brought it to Axl. Slash says the lyrics describe a typical day in the life of Slash and Izzy. He also states that it was the first song the band wrote after getting signed by Geffen Records.


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  • HayleighRayment

    Mary wynn

    8 Jul 8:39pm Reply
  • thiozzy

    Slash matou a pau

    21 Apr 11:48pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski


    24 Mar 9:20pm Reply
  • yerbyderby

    Again these lousy posers......... I´m sitting here headshacking. But I must confess, the song is good.

    12 Mar 6:26pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Kick-ass song!

    16 Feb 6:36pm Reply
  • rockandrolljoe


    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski


    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cenobite68

    ”I used to do a little, but the little wouldn’t do it so the little got more and more.” Yup, that’s usually how it progresses. Until one day when you end up a complete psycho with people fobia and a fucked up image of yourself as a great musician. When in fact you’re probably the least talanted dude in music history! LMAO! Axl is, always have been and always will be a mental case with no music skills what so ever! BUT, Appetite is one kick ass rock n roll album! No doubt about it!

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • frenzicatlast

    He won't leave me alone I used to do a little but the little wouldn't do it so the little got more and more

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    \m/ (>_<) \m/

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • violettte1

    Apt metaphor for depression.

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • william_0191

    My favorite tune from Appetite!

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    The Best Hard Rock Debut Album Ever....APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • mragrawara

    Dat drum work.

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • AutumnRocks21

    HATE IT!

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • forgetmenot

    @gdcman I'm not sure if you're saying "drugs make you great individuals" or "great people do drugs too, so it's okay if the rest of us who are mediocre do it to", because the first argument makes no sense and the latter will probably invite a disastrous outcome

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • forgetmenot

    "I get up around seven, get out of bed around nine" <-- I wonder if they meant am or pm

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mtshaggy

    How recent is this live version... Axel sounds HORRIBLE!!! (2)

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TheGreatCull

    "We go on stage around nine, Get on the bus about eleven" - eleven is about the time they go on stage now

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • WindOfChanges

    can't believe I didn't like this song some time ago. it's fuckin' great :o

    28 May 2012 Reply
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