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This tune comes straight at ya out of the ’80s LA metal scene.

The band’s debut album was released as I headed out to college in late summer. That year and the following, the hard rock sounds of this band could be heard busting out of the 3′ tall floor standing stereo speakers that every dorm room hid behind metal doors. In the 80’s, subwoofers were not the norm, satellite speakers were non-existent and nobody was talking 5.1; it was all about the stereo speakers and size did matter.

These guys were all on rock and roll from the LA club scene which was the place to go for rock musicians. At a time when hair metal groups were popping out of the LA scene based mostly on images that seemed to have gone completely glam, these guys emerged.  They came out in biker leather and denim, wide bandannas and top hats, and (for the most part) no makeup to keep rock and roll grounded in scorching guitars, heart pounding bass lines and primal screams.

Celebrating #tbt because I haven’t thought about cranking the stereo, clearing out the furniture and playing football in the common area of Fowler Courts in at least ten years (and maybe twenty)! Here’s a punk ass kid from West Lafayette, IN and his posse …

She’s got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stared too long
I’d probably break down and cry

Sweet child o’ mine
Sweet love of mine

She’s got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I’d hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I’d hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain
To quietly pass me by

Oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Oh,
Sweet love of mine
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, oh
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, (sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
Oh,
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh,
Where do we go now?
No, no, no, no, no, no
Sweet child,
Sweet child of mine

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N Roses

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