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Famous “Monsters Of Rock Festival” where 2 fans die in the audience during Guns N’ Roses’ set. Some footage for the ‘Paradise City‘ video was shot at this show. Several times throughout the set, the band tells the crowd to take a step back because the audience is becoming too crowded.


Weapons and flowers version for sale

Title : Live At Castle Donnington, 20th August, 1988
Second Title : Weapons And Flowers
Format : 1 x 12 Inch
Label : Mobile Tavs Limited
Cat. NO. : GR-002 (on the back of the sleeve, but the matrix may be some other numbers)
Date : 1988
Country : Germany
Sound Quality : Medium / Good (seems like a pro-recording, not many audience sounds, but the sound is little distorted)

Comments : On the first version the centers have the name : Weapons And Flowers as title or plain black labels. This is a full printed sleeve. The front print lacks  detail and depth.
The matrix on the disc is GR-03 A/B.
The other one has pink / white centers and the back (red square with track info) is a sticker. The front print is more detailed and looks more refined.
The matrix on the disc is GAR-7001 A/B. This disc is more heavy and feels more solid.

The sound on all versions is the same, no noticeable differences.

Content  (detailed concert-info credit to www.gnrontour.com)

  • 1988-08-20, Donnington Park, UK (complete show on this bootleg)
    Infamous Monsters Of Rock Festival where 2 fans die in the audience during GN’R’s set. More footage for the ‘Paradise City’ video was shot at this show. Several times throughout the set, the band tells the crowd to take a step back because the audience is becoming too crowded. Axl’s quote after ‘Mr. Brownstone’ is haunting – “Don’t try to kill each other ‘cuz we’d like to see you here again.” During Megadeth’s set, Axl & Lars Ulrich join for ‘Anarchy In The UK.’

Side A :

  1. It’s So Easy
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. You’re Crazy
  4. Paradise City

Side B :

  1. Instrumental
  2. Welcome To The Jungle
  3. Patience
  4. Sweet Child O’ Mine

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Set with BUD labels for sale

Title : Back With A Bullet
Format : 2 x 12 inch
Label : Bud Records Inc.
Cat. NO. : GR 30
Date : 1988
Country : Germany
Sound Quality : Good, it’s not perfect, but a good listen. Both shows have a little “hollow” sound  to it. Some hissing and little low on the volume in the more silent parts.

Comments : The one from “Bud Records” is most likely the first press. I have not seen any Korean re-issue bootlegs from this bootleg. It is also available with grey marbled vinyl. And, there is a version where the discs have other disc-centers. One disc has plain single color centers, where the other has disc-centers similar to the ones from the “It’s So Easy” bootleg. Why there are different versions with other disc-centers, i don’t know. Besides the fact they both were pressed, (most likely) in Germany, there seem not to be any links between these two bootlegs. The overall quality is medium to good, it has a solid feel, but  the cardboard is thin and the discs are not finished perfectly.

Content  (detailed concert-info credit to www.gnrontour.com)

  • 1988-08-20, Donnington Park, UK (complete show on this bootleg)
    Infamous Monsters Of Rock Festival where 2 fans die in the audience during GN’R’s set. More footage for the ‘Paradise City’ video was shot at this show. Several times throughout the set, the band tells the crowd to take a step back because the audience is becoming too crowded. Axl’s quote after ‘Mr. Brownstone’ is haunting – “Don’t try to kill each other ‘cuz we’d like to see you here again.” During Megadeth’s set, Axl & Lars Ulrich join for ‘Anarchy In The UK.’
  • 1987-12-19, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, US (complete show on this bootleg)
    The last show opening for Alice Cooper. Fred Coury of Cinderella on drums filling in for Steven Adler. Before ‘It’s So Easy,’ Axl says that he got jumped in Chicago the night before (12.18) because he had long hair. During the ‘Blues Jam,’ Axl goes into depth about the scuffle last night. He says that one guy grabbed him and told him he looked like Bon Jovi! Axl replied, “Bon Jovi can suck my dick!”

Side A : 1988-08-20, Donnington Park, UK

  1. It’s So Easy
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. You’re Crazy
  4. Paradise City
  5. Guitar Solo

Side B : 1988-08-20, Donnington Park, UK

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. Patience
  3. Sweet Child O’  Mine
  4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (1987-09-30, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Side C : 1987-12-19, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, US

  1. It’s So Easy
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Move To The City
  4. I Used To Love Her
  5. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  6. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Side D 1987-12-19, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, US

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. Guitar Solo / Cop Rap
  3. Outta Get Me
  4. Paradise City

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