Guns N' Roses Release "Lies": 11/29
Posted 11/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

Guns N’ Roses Release Lies – November 29th, 1988


Conversation Starters

  • 24 years ago, Guns N’ Roses released Lies. What is your favorite song from the album?
  • On this day in 1988, Guns N’ Roses released Lies, which featured the hit song “Patience”! Where does it rank among your favorite GNR albums?
  • 24 years ago, Guns N’ Roses released their most controversial work, Lies. Hate it or love it?

Fast Facts

  • Released on November 29th, 1988 via Geffen Records
  • Produced by Guns N’ Roses and Mike Clink
  • Officially, Lies is an EP, but it is treated as a studio album
  • The first four tracks are old songs from their EP Live !?*@ Like a Suicide
  • The last four tracks were new acoustic based songs, except for “You’re Crazy” which was just an acoustic cover of the original off of their debut album Appetite for Destruction
  • “Patience” was the only single released from the album, which featured a now well-known whistle solo from Axl Rose
  • The lyrics of “One in a Million” created a lot of controversy due to accusations of homophobia, bigotry and racism
  • The original album cover included the lines “Ladies, welcome to the dark ages” and “Wife-beating has been around for 10,000 years” but both were replaced

Track Listing

  1. Reckless Life
  2. Nice Boys
  3. Move to the City
  4. Mama Kin
  5. Patience
  6. Used to Love Her
  7. You’re Crazy
  8. One in a Million

Billboard Hot 100

  • June 3rd, 1989, “Patience” peaked at #4, on the chart for 18 weeks

Billboard Top 200

  • May 13th, 1989, peaked at #2, was on the chart for 44 weeks


  • February 10th, 1995, certified 5x Platinum




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