I bought this on cassette one summer when I was like 9 years old. It was right after I watched 'Rattle & Hum' for the first time. I have since purchased it three more times in different audio formats.
This album remains one of my few perfect albums. I remember I "acquired" my copy when I was about 8 or 9, when I liberated it from my mom's boyfriend's car. When he found out I had taken it, the very next day he went and bought a copy just for me so I could listen to it anytime.
At my school, anybody who was anybody bought this album. I have been known to bust out 'Ice Ice Baby' at karaoke from time to time. (see my facebook for further evidence)
I remember when I was in grade one, an older girl at my daycare (I think she was in grade three) told me a story about how the whole class had randomly busted out in Ice, Ice Baby during their math lesson. I was so jealous. And totally thought she was super cool and badass.
I love this thread so much right now. It's amazing how many of us bought Appetite for Destruction or Dookie as one of our first albums. And I think I've owned at least 2 albums off each persons list at some point. This is a fantastic trip down nostalgia lane.
My group (minus my friend womp is so kindly bringing) will be in palm springs around noonish. One of my friends is actually getting there Wednesday night and the two of us driving down were going to join him at his hotel for the afternoon. You could always join us too Sully.
Yea I watched 4 hours of Game of Thrones and then laid awake in bed all night awake-dreaming about epic medieval battles. I have no energy today.
And I bet you can't wait to do it again tonight! After the first four eps. everyone I know who's watched the show has been hooked. In fact, I'm surprised you stopped there and didn't watch more last night.